Hundreds of singers from 7 states competing at Northern Kentucky Convention Center April 12-14, 2018

Nearly 1,000 members of 18 choruses and quartets from seven states will be competing this week at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center as part of the Harmony Heartland Region 4 Competition of the Sweet Adelines.

Founded in 1945, Sweet Adelines International began as a small group of women who loved to sing but has grown into a nonprofit organization that bridges continents and unites women from around the world in their mutual love of music. Seven states will be represented at the competition - Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.

"Our members love to perform and they love to compete," said event spokeswoman Kristie Clark. "Every spring, Harmony Heartland Region 4 holds a chorus and quartet competition. This is a time for quartets and choruses from throughout the region to come together for the purpose of singing for one another, getting constructive feedback from a panel of international judges, and especially to see old friends."

 The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories are invited to travel to international competitions, which are held in selected cities each fall.

The media is welcome and encouraged to cover the following Harmony Heartland Region 4 events at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter, which is directly across RiverCenter Boulevard from the Convention Center:

  • Friday, April 13, 11:15 a.m. the Mass Sing! featuring hundreds of singers; large hallway outside the doors to the main convention floor.
  • Friday, April 13, 8:45 p.m. to 11 p.m., Chorus Rehearsals, Event Center I.
  • Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 12:55 p.m., Chorus Rehearsals, Event Center I.

For more information on the convention visit