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|Dear Sweet Adelines International Members,|
The Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors met June 10-13 and with unanimous decisions, took action on several important issues that affect our members and how we all can better live out our organization's guiding principles. Here is a statement from the board regarding those decisions:
In accordance with our guiding principles on the Culture of Belonging and Diversity & Inclusion (D & I), Sweet Adelines International rejects any song with racist lyrics, messages or history, and we consider them unacceptable for performance in any setting.
Therefore, we commit to actions including but not limited to:
In addition to the decisions related to music with racist lyrics, the Board unanimously voted to establish the email firstname.lastname@example.org as a way for members to confidentially contact us to share their concerns within the Culture of Belonging and D & I guiding principles.
To ensure that the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force continues, the Board also took action to create a body to serve as the permanent stewards of this important work. This body will be known as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and will be created with wide representation of our membership.
As these initiatives are developed, additional details will be provided. We know that you have many questions about this, and we welcome your thoughts and ideas. Please contact us at email@example.com.
International Board of Directors
Joan Boutilier, President
Thérèse Antonini, President-Elect
Patty Cobb Baker, Immediate Past President
JD Crowe, Treasurer
Mary Rhea, Secretary
|During the month of June, Dede Nibler - Master Director of Sacramento Valley Chorus, is hosting WAKE UP WITH DEDE, a daily 25-minute vocal conditioning and warm-up session, which begins at 9:30 AM Monday through Friday. You are invited to join in for humming, bubbling, trilling, arpeggioing, appoggioing, and many other fun warm-ups. There will be fun songs and rounds.|
For the ZOOM link for this event contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can come one day a week, two, three, four, or five! Come as you are - in your pajamas, hair not perfect, no makeup (who wears makeup anymore), barefoot, and comfy! That will be me! This daily morning vocal warm-up session will help strengthen your breathing and singing skills.
|Sacramento Valley Chorus was invited to sing on Channel 31 Morning to promote our upcoming|
Merry & Bright 40 Anniversary Celebration Show
December 7th at 2 pm
Here are the videos from SVC's performance interview with Channel 31 on 11-25-2019
The first link is Jingle Bells and the second is Winter Wonderland:
|Sacramento Valley Chorus Presents:|
MERRY & BRIGHT
40th Anniversary Celebration and Show
Saturday, December 7th
Doors Open 1:30 PM
Show Starts 2:00 PM
Tickets can be purchased by contacting our Ticket Coordinator at email@example.com
Price Includes: Hors D'oeuvres, Coffee, and Cinder
On October 30, 1979, a few women met and chartered with Sweet Adelines International to form the Sacramento Valley Chorus. One of the original founding members, Dar Haag, is still an active member of SVC. They competed in the next regional competition in 1980, and proudly came in 15th place out of 31 choruses. They were jazzed!
The rest is history. SVC has competed on the International stage four times: once in 1990, and three times in a row 2015, 2017 and 2019. In addition to competing, the chorus sang at Carnegie Hall in 2012, and performs annually at shows, local events, Singing Valentines, etc.
One thing hasn’t changed in 40 years, SVC loves to sing and welcomes women of all ages to join us in singing this wonderful art form of four-part a cappella harmony. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Arena Christian Church, 4027 No. Freeway Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Find more information about Sacramento Valley Chorus on our website: sacramentovalleychorus.com
Capital Region Performance GalleryChoral Review
Sacramento Valley Chorus - Sweet Adelines
Fall Festival Friends and Family Show - September 7, 2019by Dick Frantzreb
The Sacramento Valley Chorus is celebrating its 40th year as a chartered member of Sweet Adelines International, the women’s barbershop organization. And a great way for them to celebrate this anniversary year is by having the opportunity to compete in Sweet Adelines’ 73rd Annual International Convention and Competition coming up September 16-21 (2019) in New Orleans. It was their success in competitions last year that earned the Sacramento Valley Chorus (SVC), under the leadership of Master Director Dede Nibler, the invitation to compete at International this year ? an honor they had in 2015 and 2017, as well.
As you become familiar with barbershop organizations, you quickly learn that barbershop choruses (and quartets, for that matter) are all about competition. Of course, there’s also the joy of singing, the camaraderie, and the thrill of performing. But barbershoppers ? at least at the highest levels where the Sacramento Valley Chorus currently resides ? embrace competition as a way to refine their art and pursue new paths of creativity.
A week or two before major competitions, SVC has put on a “Friends and Family Show.” It’s an opportunity to show off for their biggest fans, most of whom won’t be able to follow them to a distant city for the actual competition. More importantly, though, this special show gives the chorus an opportunity to test themselves against a live audience, and discover last-minute ways to refine their performance.
This time, the “Fall Festival Friends and Family Show” took place on a Saturday afternoon at Sacramento’s Arena Christian Center. Chorus member, Becky Garcia, served as emcee and welcomed the several hundred audience members. She went on to explain a bit about SVC’s history and and let us know that in the presentation of their “package,” we would be getting a “taste of what it would be like to be at International.” As Garcia was speaking, the 84 members of the chorus entered in a single line from stage right in their attractive new costumes (below). Those at the front of the line stopped after filling the stage, facing stage left, and they presented cover for the rest of the chorus as they took to the risers behind them. As I watched these 15 or so ladies, with stage make up, carefully coiffed and with a pose that reflected discipline and confidence, their smiles reminded me of the way synchronized swimmers present themselves before entering the water. To read the full article........
|For more information, see:||www.perfcal.com|
|The Award-Winning Sacramento Valley Chorus can't wait to hear our introduction on the Sweet Adelines International stage:|
"Now Contestant #25, from Sacramento California, under the direction of Master Director Dede Nibler, the Sacramento Valley Chorus!"
Sweet Adelines International Competition will be held September 16 - 21, 2019, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Our friends and family who are unable to go to New Orleans may watch us live on the webcast: http://sweetadswebcast.com We perform in the Semi Finals on Thursday, September 19, at 5:33 pm Central time, (3:33 pm California time).
Watch a sneak preview of our International performance by attending the Fall Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2:00 pm at the Arena Christian Center, 4027 N. Freeway Blvd., Sacramento. Tickets are $10. For tickets, see any chorus member or check our website: sacramentovalleychorus.com
|Sacramento Valley Chorus is traveling to Sparks Nevada, to perform on the Sweet Adelines Pacific Shores Region 12 Contest Stage - MAY 3 - 5, 2019|
Please watch us on the webcast: R12WEBCAST.MEDIA
We have three quartets competing on Friday May 3rd,
Sacramento Valley Chorus will perform for Evaluation May 4th at 12:30 PM. We will perform again around 4:30 PM as the 2019 Wild Card Chorus Champions. Be sure to sign on earlier to make sure you do not miss us.
Thank you for your continued support and well wishes.
|Sacramento Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to announce that they will be performing at the Sweet Adelines International Pacific Shores Region 12 Competitions in Sparks, NV, on Saturday, May 4, 2019! They get together weekly in the Sacramento area to practice and celebrate an art form known as barbershop singing! They are lead by Master Director, Dede Nibler, who provides excellent educational opportunities for both the members and their community!|
SVC is proud to have been a competitor at the Sweet Adelines 2017 International Convention and Competition in Las Vegas, NV, where they placed 14th among 34 other world class competitors! This year the chorus will journey to New Orleans, LA, to test their skills, once again, on September 19th.
The chorus is always looking for women who love to sing and dance! They rehearse at the Arena Christian Center 4027 N. Freeway Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95834 – in the Natomas area! If YOU love to sing, go to the SVC website for more information! (www.sacramentovalleychorus.
|Big Day of Giving is coming soon, Don't forget to make your donation. Remember, you can donate as little as $15 and all donations are great! Here's some important information:
|For more information, see:||www.bigdayofgiving.org|
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Sacramento Valley Chorus is participating in the 2019 Sacramento Region Community Foundation Big Day of Giving. The Big Day of Giving provides a platform for eligible non profit organizations in the Sacramento area to receive donations from interested donors on a designated date. To learn more you can visit the Big Day of Giving website: www.bigdayofgiving.org.
At Sacramento Valley Chorus we strive to “harmonize the world” by providing an opportunity to our members to learn and perform four part acapella barbershop harmony; and an opportunity to our audiences to experience this uniquely American art form. This year, in addition to our local performances, we will be performing in competitions in Sparks, Nevada, and in New Orleans, Louisiana. With your support during Big Day of Giving on May 2, we can grow our impact in this community and beyond.
Sacramento Valley Chorus is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Our Tax Identification Number is 94-2617400. Donations are fully tax deductible. The minimum donation is $15 and all donations will help our cause. You can schedule your donation in advance starting on April 15. To make a donation, visit www.bigdayofgiving.org and enter Sacramento Valley Chorus in the “Find Your Cause” text block. Of course, if you prefer to donate by check you may mail a check to our Big Day of Giving team lead: Sarah Eary, 2721 Zane Drive, Woodland, CA 95776.
Are you interested in being a matching fund donor? Matching fund donations encourage additional donors because the amount attributed to matched donors is doubled until the total matching funds have been depleted. Matching funds really do have a significant impact on potential donors. If you are willing to be a matching fund donor, please contact Sarah Eary at 925-212-5061.
Thank you so much for your support.
|For more information, see:||www.bigdayofgiving.org/sacramentovalleychorus|
|Sacramento Valley Chorus had the honor to perform the National Anthem at the Kings vs Celtic game on March 6th.|
We had a blast. (Click on the blue link)
|For more information, see:||https://kings.app.box.com/s/hjhgkgcj9r4qatui50jfx2vjrgp3dbom|
|Sacramento Valley Chorus will preform the National Athem at the Golden 1 Center on July 2nd. If you would like to join us and watch the game, a limited supply of tickets are available. See the flier and attachement.|
|IT IS OFFICIAL - Sacramento Valley Chorus has been invited to compete in New Orleans in 2019|
Our second place score at our Region 12 Compeition in Reno last month made us eligible to compete as a Wildcard Chorus at the 2019 International Convention held in New Orleans, Louisiana. We are super excited.
Sacramento Valley Chorus competiting quartets perform at the following times on Friday:
2:17 pm contestant #7 Whatever 4 4:05 pm contestant #16 Vibrance 5:59 pm contestant #22 Frescoand the chorus performs on Saturday at approx time 3:24 pm - Sacramento Valley Chorus contestant 14th
Enjoy an afternoon of great music as the chorus prepares for regional competition and debuts our newest music. Featuring:
|For more information, see:||www.sacramentovalleychorus.com/dbpage.php?pg=view&dbase=events&id=63890|
|Watch our performance at the last Sweet Adelines International Contest October 2017 in Las Vegas. We are very proud and excited about our 14th place finish and are looking forward to the coming year.|
|YouTube Video URL:|
|For more information, see:||www.sacchoralcalendar.com/Reviews/Sac_Valley_Chorus_12-9-17.htm|
|Watch Sacramento Valley Chorus as the 14th Contestant in the Sweet Adelines Internation Semi-finals competition on Thursday, October 12 around 1 pm. Log on early so as not to miss our performance. We truly appreciate all your support as we have journeyed on the road to Oz Vegas!|
|For more information, see:||www.sweetadswebcast.com/|
|Each year Sacramento Valley Chorus opens their doors to welcome women singers to come to our event, called "Harmony Academy". This is a seven-week program where women join us at our rehearsals and learn or review the songs that the chorus sings during the holidays and at our holiday show. It provides them the opportunity to sing our style of music and to sing with us during the holidays. If they happen to get bitten by the a cappella bug we are happy to welcome them back after the holidays. |
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Richard Brunelle Performance Hall
315 W. 14th Street, Davis, California, 95616
Wednesday 7 - 9 pm
Enjoy an evening of great music as the chorus prepares for International competition
in Las Vegas. We will be getting in some stage time singing for our very best audience!
Our family and friends!