Pacific Belles

We are a women’s 4-part, acapella chorus located in Escondido, California. We are a Chapter in the Golden West Region 21 of Sweet Adelines International.We are an active, industrious, high-spirited and creative group of women from a wide range of backgrounds and ages.

Our mission is to perform and preserve the American art form of women’s barbershop-style harmony — tight, beautiful acapella harmony.  We are committed to musical excellence through skill development, competition, performance, education, and youth mentoring.  Most of all, we strive to provide an avenue for extraordinary “ordinary” women to do things they have never done before, to develop talents they didn’t know they had, and to bring joy and harmony to the lives of everyone we touch in our community.

Our directors, Lucy Cartano and Neva Chamberlain, both have many years of women’s barbershop expertise as singers and directors.  Lucy and Neva energetically lead us through weekly rehearsals and periodic performances.  Check out our events page for upcoming performance information.

We engage in a variety of musical activities throughout our chorus year.  We enjoy performing for local community groups and all types of events.  We love to perform and produce several shows each year.   Typically these include our annual holiday show, a summer/flag day show, and sometimes a Fall show.  In order to maintain our good standing in Sweet Adelines International, we must compete against other chapters in our region at least once every three years.  This makes us a better chorus because the competition in Region 21 is, perhaps, the most fierce in all the organization!

We educate ourselves and others.  We hire top coaches for special coaching sessions to help us prepare for competitions, performances, and general skill enhancement.  At our annual summer Flag Day show, we present our annual musical scholarship to a deserving local musical student.  We have teamed with the Music Men Chorus and the Redeemer by the Sea Luthean Church to present the first Barbershop A Cappella Rocks Youth Harmony Festival.

We practice from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Monday evening.  We meet in the sancuary of the Trinity Episcopal Church at 845 Chestnut Street in Escondido.

We invite you to join us!  Women of all ages & musical backgrounds are welcome.    Come to a practice and check us out.
Above all, we sing, sing, sing…….Real Women…..Real Harmony……..having Real FUN!