Mondays 7 PM
Ocean Pines Community Center, Berlin, MD 21811
The Delmarva Chorus was chartered as a Chapter of Sweet Adelines International in September of 2003. They started out as the Delmarva Womens' Barbershop Chorus in 2001 when Carol Ludwig, Barb Preece and Peggy Rogers, all Ocean Pines residents, who knew each other from their membership to Sweet Adelines and missed the choruses they left behind in PA, NJ and MD. They got together with a plan to start a local chorus. Meetings were held, they publicized their plans with the support of local newspapers and the Ocean Pines Community, and Carol's pontoon boat was decorated and entered the Annual Boat Parade announcing their first open house on August 20, 2001. The first song they chose to teach to attendees was "This Is My Country" a song that became very appropriate since their first official performance was on October 12, 2001, in Whitehorse Park, for a 9-11 Memorial Service. The chorus quickly became aware of the benefits of belonging to a group of women who are dedicated to community service, friendship and camaraderie as one of the new members lost her son in the Twin Towers.