GSCC Member Organization

A Cappella Joy Chorus

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2896
Woodinville, WA 98072
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Nikki Blackmer
Founded: 1958
Ensemble Type: Women's Auditioned Community Sweet Adelines Choir
(Come to rehearsals, learn a competition song, practice in a quartet, and then audition.)
Size: 60 members
Yearly Contributions: $500
($100 Sweet Adelines International dues and $36 regional dues plus one-time costume costs)
Rehearses: Mondays, 6:30pm during the Year-Round at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Kirkland, WA
(Official rehearsal is from 7-9:30pm.)


A Cappella Joy is an award-winning women’s barbershop chorus based in the Seattle area. We belong to Sweet Adelines International, the largest music education organization for women in the world. Our 60-plus members are dedicated to musical excellence, committed to inclusiveness and diversity, and determined to bring a fresh, fun approach to a traditional American art form.

A Cappella Joy won first place in the Sweet Adelines Region 13 choral competition in 2018, securing a spot in the 2019 international competition in New Orleans. The chorus placed 15th internationally in a previous competition.

The musical director of A Cappella Joy, Nikki Blackmer, also sings lead with Queens of Harmony Frenzy Quartet, the 2017 Sweet Adelines International quartet champions. Judy Poszgay, bass with Frenzy, is A Cappella Joy's artistic director.

A Cappella Joy Chorus. A Cappella Joy with director Nikki Blackmer
A Cappella Joy Chorus. A Cappella Joy with director Nikki Blackmer