The Sparkling City Chorus members are committed to musical excellence in the four part acapella harmony barbershop style through education, competition and community performances.
The main purpose of Sparkling City Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at annual competitions. We also perform Singing Telegrams on Valentines Day. 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 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 will get 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, Sparkling City Chorus participates in the Region 10 chorus competition in Houston, TX. 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, International Competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV. Click here to learn more.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Quartet singing encourages a singer to become a stronger singer by learning to listen and blend better. Sparkling City Chorus is currently home to one such quartet, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
Sparkling City 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.