Zumbro Valley Chorus

real women. real harmony. real fun.
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Welcome to the website of the Zumbro Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, in Rochester, Minnesota. We are a women's chorus whose mission is to share our love of singing four-part barbershop harmony while providing friendship, music education, and performance opportunities for our members.

Region 6 Competition, May 2016

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Grant from SEMAC



Zumbro Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines is grateful for an operating fund grant made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.   Thank you to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural fund.


Do You Love to Sing?

Join us any Tuesday  at 7:00 p.m.

Zumbro Valley Chorus is always seeking talented women who love to sing.  We sing four part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. 

Rehearsals:  Tuesday nights at Trinity Lutheran Church   222 6th Ave. S.W Rochester, MN   7:00 - 9:30 p.m.  Questions?  call Jan 288-0013 or Mary Clare 269-1493


Zumbro Valley Chorus' Goals

~ENRICH the community through performance

~IMPROVE OUR SINGING through education

~ADD to our membership and



Barbershop Fast Facts:


  • Barbershop harmony is harmony produced by four parts: tenor, lead, baritone and bass.

  • Barbershop music is a four-part a cappella harmony style of singing famous for its “ringing” chords in which an over tone is produced, creating the sound of a fifth note.

  • Like jazz, barbershop was born in America and remains a unique vocal music art form




Happenings on Tuesday Nights

 November 7th - Board Meeting  6:00 pm

November 21th - Music Committee    6:00 pm      







Upcoming Performances & Events

 Note the change in the costume for this performance !!!!!!     Monday, November 6th – Performance at Assisi Heights for Mayo Clinic Hospice Annual Meeting.  Lourdes Chapel – Assisi Heights  1001 14th Street NW.  Use the same door that we use to go to the cafeteria – the entrance on the South side of Assisi.  Try parking on the side of the building so the prime spots can be used by the Hospice people.    We will perform from 6:30 – 7:00 pm.  Warm-ups:  5:45 pm Paid performance.    ****The costume will be the navy top and pants with the silver collar - with black slacks, shoes, hose and chorus silver earrings.  Wear makeup and the red lipstick. ****

 Music – Tentative - Be Our Guest, Java Jive, Dancing Queen, Yesterday, God Bless America, Let There Be Peace on Earth, One Fine Day, I Need Thee Every Hour, At the Hop and Tuxedo Junction.  (The Lady Slippers will not be performing. )


  Friday, December 1st - Performance for the Wonders of the Nativity.  At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints at 2300 Viola Road NE  Warm-ups at 6:30   Performance at 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 21st – Performance at Bethel Lutheran Church “Young in Spirit” at 1:00 pm.   


Date for the Tea – Saturday, February 24th

Region 6 Convention April 19 - 22, 2018 Minneapolis Convention Center and Hilton Hotel Minneapolis, MN


FAME Music School September 21-22, 2018 “The BUZZ” - Guest Faculty Minneapolis — TBD  

Check www.regionsix.org regional website calendar for additional future events and chorus shows.