Circular Keys Chorus Glistens on the Foreshores of Fremantle

By Kath Ware

Circular Keys Chorus, from Bella Vista in the Hills District, has won second place in the 2024 Sweet Adelines Australia women’s barbershop competition.

This year’s event was held in Fremantle, Western Australia and featured 13 women’s choruses and 22 quartets from around the country. Women’s barbershop singing is a particular style of a cappella (unaccompanied) singing in four parts.

CKC was represented in Fremantle this year by 33 members of the chorus. Their competition songs were the Lerner and Lowe classic ‘Almost like being in love’ and the swooniest of swoony ballads, ‘I wish you love’. At the end of the competition, they delighted the audience with an exuberant performance of ‘Don’t rain on my parade’.

In Breaking News, our amazing quartet Alouette have just accepted their formal invitation to compete in this year’s 76th annual Sweet Adeline’s International Quartet competition in October in Kansas City, Missouri as a wildcard entry with their high 2nd place score. This will be their first ever opportunity to represent Australia and to wow international audiences and viewers on the American quartet stage. To help get them there, they have set up a GoFundMe page

Circular Keys Chorus meets for rehearsals every Wednesday evening at Bella Vista. The glue that bonds this dynamic group of women together is the love of beautiful music and the desire to create gorgeous harmonies for others to enjoy.

Visitors who are interested in joining the chorus are welcome to attend a rehearsal. Follow us online at: Photo credit: Kirsten Graham Photography.