Got Questions?

Here are a number of frequently-asked questions:


How much personal time will it take?

You are responsible for learning our repertoire. Using sheet music and our audio files which you can download from this site, how much time it takes for you to know the notes and words is up to you. There also are choreography videos available for the few songs that have choreo. We expect you to come prepared to "sing and dance " with the chorus at our initial rehearsal together the first day of our tour. 


What is the cost?

Our tours vary in price depending on where in the world we are going and how long we will be staying. The cost of our trips usually include breakfast, some dinners, and a few sightseeing excursions. You may be "on your own" for a couple of meals or fees for additional local attractions. Any additional costs are usually known in advance.


The "land only" cost will be announced along with the location of our next adventure. You will be responsible for getting from where you live to the departure airport and back. On most tours a few travellers leave and arrive from the same airport hub and then return to our individual homes from there.


In some cases, an optional extension is available. Not everyone stays the extra three of four days for the tour extension. It is not part of the original tour and there is an added cost. Some of us take advantage of the extension to be able to see more of the country we are visiting. It is usually non-singing, but as with most Sweet Adelines, if the opportunity arises and we have four parts, we just may "break into song."


All travellers pay a one time Expense Share fee per tour,  per person, to cover rental facilities for a rehearsal, CDs, DVD's, postage, our web site, etc. This fee can vary depending in the tour from $30. to $50.


Where do we stay?

We usually book upper level hotels which have a lot of the amenities you are used to.You will be given the names and addresses of these hotel before we leave on our tour.


What is the audition procedure?

There is no audition procedure for Tropical Harmony Chorus. All of us are current or former members of our own individual choruses, so we know you can sing.


Do I have to be a great singer?

Aren't we all great singers?


How do I learn the songs?

Sheet music and vocal learning tracks are available on our web site. Choreo videos are also available there. A rehearsal or two may be scheduled in your general area which you may attend. You can also get together with other singers close to you, who are traveling on the same tour as you, to rehearse the music.


On-Tour Rehearsal

Our first day on-tour will be a full day rehearsal at the hotel. This will be our time to solidify our sound, make note or word corrections, and refine our choreography. Sectionals may be held if necessary. You should be "off paper" for this rehearsal. This is not the time to ask a myriad of questions. Patsy is in charge and will refine our music and choreo at her discretion.


Ok, I am ready to travel. What's next?





January 15, 2018

Watch a Video of Tropical Harmony singing in Bologna, Italy.



2 NEW Ann Clark Paintings have been added to the slide show. 


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Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!

 Come Along Us!

Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women while travelling to fabulous world destinations?  Want to learn amazing songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.

 What's Next?

Wonder where we are traveling next? Visit our Current Tour Page for Info for 2014 Tour to Northern Italy. Just added our 2015 Tour to Athens and the Greek Isles.



New Pix

Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures.

 What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.


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