About Carpe Diem Chorus

Carpe Diem Chorus, based in Carpinteria, CA (Santa Barbara County), was founded in 2011 by a group of enthusiastic singers looking to strive even harder for musical excellence. On September 17, 2014, Carpe Diem became an officially chartered chapter of Sweet Adelines International.

Just 6 months later, the chorus won the 2015 Region 11 Chorus Championship, and became the smallest chorus (20 singers) in the 75-year history of Sweet Adelines to win a regional championship.

In 2017, the 26 women of Carpe Diem, under the direction of Master Director, Mary Ashford, competed at the International Harmony Classic Competition and brought home the GOLD! We were honored to be the 2017 International Small Chorus Champions!

After a 2-year hiatus from singing and performing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carpe Diem was happy to be back singing together in February 2022. In 2023, Carpe Diem Chorus won the "Audience Choice" Award for Most Entertaining Chorus in the Region 11 Chorus Competition.

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