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

Join the chorus, join the fun!

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

May 2nd - Board Meeting   6:00 pm 

May 16th  - Music Committee   6:30 pm



May 23th – Performance at Samaritan Bethany Home at 24 8th Street NW  6:30 pm

June 6th – Board Meeting  6:00 pm             

June 20th – Music Committee   6:30 pm



Upcoming Performances & Events


Tuesday, May 23th – Performance at Samaritan Bethany Home   24 8th Street NW  Rochester   6:00 pm  Warm-ups    6:30  Perform 


Thursday, June 15th - Performance at Bethal Lutheran Church   1:00 pm


Thursday, July 13th -Performance at Winona County Fair  6:30 pm 


Saturday, July 15th - Bingo at Winona County Fair   Noon to 10:00 pm ??