Sounds of the Valley Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have 24 singers from various walks of life, and parts of the greater Chico area and surrounding counties. Originally chartered in 1974 as Chico Sweet Adelines, our chorus was renamed to Sounds of the Valley Chorus in 1994. For over 41 years, we have carried on the proud tradition as Chico's Original Women's Barbershop Chorus.
The main purpose of Sounds of the Valley Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at our chorus shows, many community events, business and social functions, and at regional competition. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times a year, we are coached by a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade. We also attend area schools and Region 12 Adventures in Music (AIM) weekend workshops to learn more about our craft and renew friendships with other singers in the region.
In the spring of every year, Sounds of the Valley Chorus participates in the Region 12 chorus competition. The 2016 competition will be held in Sparks, NV. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2015 the International Competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV. Click here to learn more.
Sounds of the Valley Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance.
As a proud chapter of Sweet Adelines International, we are a fun-loving chorus comprised of women of diverse ages and backgrounds who sing “barbershop style” a cappella harmony. To enhance our strong desire for singing and performing, we are enriched by music education that constantly improves our vocal skills and stage presence. We offer exciting performance opportunities by sharing our art form with a wide variety of audiences throughout our local communities.