Spirit of the Gulf is an award-winning women's a cappella chorus, dedicated to musical excellence, education and the promotion of harmony singing throughout Florida. We are part of Sweet Adelines International , a worldwide organization of women singers, established in 1945, committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women, has a current membership of over 25,000 and holds a yearly international singing competition.
Spirit of the Gulf Chorus was formed in January of 2001 under the direction of Karen Breidert. Karen directed the chorus from 2001 until December of 2012 when she retired and passed the baton to the capable hands of Mike Slamka. (Click here to read all about our director Mike.)
Spirit of the Gulf Chorus has excelled in regional and international competitions, with honors including Florida champions, top ten medalists at the Sweet Adelines International competition five times, most recently earning a 6th place international medal in Denver 2012. In Denver we were also voted "Most Entertaining Chorus" for the third time.
SEE SPIRIT OF THE GULF CHORUS LIVE AT OUR HOLIDAY SHOW DECEMBER 8TH
FOR TICKETS ....CALL 239-234-6312
See the chorus in action, listen to former director Karen Breidert and also hear some of our current members talk about Spirit of the Gulf Chorus.
Join usat any rehearsal to experience both the work and joy that go into our craft.
Please contact us to sing at your next special event!