Indian Blue Chorus, a Western Australian women’s barbershop chorus, was launched on 19 February 2013 with a 6-week singing course.
Indian Blue is a member of Sweet Adelines International, a singing organisation made up of over 20 000 women worldwide, committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.
Indian Blue Chorus’ primary aim is to sing and perform – but along the way, we know great friendships will be developed. It is often said that women “join for the singing and stay for the friendships!” The chorus provides education and training in a supportive and exciting environment from local, national and international coaches. The opportunity for personal growth is also a very important part of belonging to this organisation.
We are all different in so many ways,
but through friendship,
we uplift, inspire and encourage eachother
to be the best we can be!
Indian Blue Chorus is delighted to welcome Adrian as our Assistant Director. Adrian comes with a great history in the barbershop world since joining a quartet in 1997. He sang with and directed Men in Harmony Chorus. Adrian was a foundation member of Vocal Evolution Chorus - serving as their President and in membership and marketing portfolios. Vocal Evolution won three national Barbershop Harmony Australia chorus gold medals!
Adrian has always been active as a quartet singer and has achieved an enviable level of competitive success. He has been awarded four BHA national open quartet gold medals, three with Alliance and one with TLA, as well as a Pan Pacific and BHA national mixed quartet gold medal with Twice On Sunday. His current quartet, Wildcard, was awarded first place in the mens category of the 2021 BHA national quartet contest. He has represented Australia at five Barbershop Harmony Society International contests with choruses and quartets.
Adrian qualified as a barbershop judge within Australia/New Zealand when he was certified along with the inaugural group of candidates in 2004. He has served on judging panels at many contests around Australia and New Zealand and has also worked as a coach with various groups.
We are so looking forward to the next stage of our journey with Adrian joining our Music Team!
If you are interested in visiting, please email Barb, Membership Coordinator, who will give you all the details!
Indian Blue Chorus’ 2022 Installation Dinner
A little history
2022 would have been Indian Blue Chorus’ 10th Installation ceremony ... we missed doing this formally in 2020 ~ how we missed it! When our first Management Team was installed during our Chartering process in October 2013, Kali Caramia, our Director, wanted a way to honour this event that would become part of an IBC tradition. We created a candle ceremony, using colours to represent all of the roles on the Management Team (which has now expanded from 6 to 9 Coordinator positions!)
In 2018, we decided to hold the event as a ‘dinner’, rather than just being part of a usual rehearsal and for three years we held it at local restaurants. 2022 created challenges for us as Covid was ‘everywhere’! So, we opted for the ‘safety’ of our new rehearsal venue, allowing us to space out and self-cater!
Our chorus’ perpetual candle was burning throughout the night. After the incoming coordinators made their commitment to the chorus, their coloured candles were lit and then their light was shared with all of the chorus members.
Why not hire Indian Blue Chorus to entertain at your next event? We can perform at corporate functions, charity events, community entertainment events, birthday parties, Christmas parties, awards nights, weddings, engagements, anniversaries and even funerals and memorial services.