Music Director Linda Wareham’s commitment to excellence has culminated in Coastal a Cappella winning the inaugural Short+Sweet Voices competition in Sydney in 2015, the Choreographed Choirs section of the Sydney Eisteddfod in 2014 and the Show Choir in 2011. The chorus placed 3rd in the mid-size choruses at the national Sweet Adelines competition in 2014 and won the small chorus award in 2010.

Linda was awarded the prestigious Ann Gooch international award for her contribution to barbershop harmony in Australia.She joined Sweet Adelines 23 years ago and has directed several choruses, sung in several successful quartets and been on local and regional management teams.

Linda is part of the national Sweet Adelines Regional Education Faculty and administers the Directors’ Certification Program for Australia. Linda also directs the Northern Beaches Chorus in Sydney and sings Tenor in Sista! quartet