Chorus History

The Sweet Adelines International organization first appeared in the Raleigh area in 1968, when the Raleigh Chapter was chartered. The Sound of Carolina chapter formed in Cary in 1975. These two chapters merged in the fall of 1978 and became the Carolina Harmony chapter with 60 members, directed by Jan Mott. Cathy Rothey served next as director, followed by Barbara Dixon. As director for eight years,  Barbara directed us in our first medal-winning competition. Susie Smith became our director since 1997, and has led us ever since. 


We are presently one of the top-ranked small choruses in all of Sweet Adelines. Here are our most recent competition results:

Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic competition

Sweet Adelines Region 14 competition: