Choral-Aires Chorus

May 5 2020 - 12:35pm

Our congratulations to Amy Brinkman and Bonnie Fedyski, the May 2020 Mary Couch Choral-Aires of the Month!

May 1 2020 - 4:44am

Congratulations to Martha Anderson, our 2020 Sandy Dekker Award winner! 

Sandy Dekker- a Sweet Adeline, a Choral-Aire, and an amazing woman.  Unfortunately, many of us never had the privilege of knowing Sandy Dekker, who passed away in 1998.  To know her, one would realize she had a strong faith, an amazing work ethic, and a deep sense of caring for those around her.  Because of her selflessness, and larger than life presence, her spirit lives on in our chorus today.

Sandy’s attributes are demonstrated daily by many Choral-Aires.  However, as we searched for the recipient of...

Jan 18 2020 - 4:49pm

This member joined Sweet Adelines International in 1965 at the urging of her supportive family. She became a member of Illinois Valley Chorus and knew she had found a “home” for her trained voice.  A family move to Woodstock, (which had NO local chapter), was no problem for her. She started her own Chorus, the McHenry Chapter!


By the time she joined Choral-Aires in 2013, her impressive Bio read something like this: Sweet Adeline for 40+ years, Certified Director, Section Leader, Quartet Member, Tenor/Lead singer and excellent at costume designing! Her talents have no...