We sing light, entertaining, barbershop-style music in contemporary and traditional arrangements. Barbershop music is a unique American art form sung a cappella (with no instruments). Spring Valley Chorus exists to provide excellent musical performances in our community and surrounding areas by educating our members in singing 4-part harmony in the Barbershop style through regular weekly rehearsals, annual competition and performance opportunities.
We are talented and friendly women who love to sing and are dedicated to maturing musically in a fun and joyful atmosphere. We preserve and promote this form of singing as members of Lake Michigan Region 3 of Sweet Adelines International.
The main purpose of
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella 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 receive coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
In the spring of every year,
Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women.
Members extend over five continents and belong to more than 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets. Today's Sweet Adelines choruses and quartets sing exciting a cappella, four-part harmony music, barbershop style. The music includes special arrangements of today's ballads and upbeat songs, popular show tunes, and even jazz. Members say that singing the powerfully balanced sounds of barbershop harmony provides a rich, rewarding experience.
Sweet Adelines International is governed by an elected board of directors and administered by a professional staff in Tulsa, Okla. The staff manages a wide range of programs and member services, including:
* The Pitch Pipe, a quarterly magazine
June 19, 2013
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
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What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.
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