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

July 4th - No rehearsal 

July 11th - Board Meeting  6:00 pm   

July 18th - Music Committee    6:00 pm   

August 8th - Performance at Charter House with YWIH    7:30 pm      







Upcoming Performances & Events

 Thursday, July 13th -Performance at Winona County Fair  in St. Charles. Warm-up at 5:30 pm  Performance at 6:00 pm   Twin Cities Show Chorus will perform after us. 


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



Tuesday, August 8th  YWIH performance at Charter House   7:30 pm  


???? Saturday or Sunday, August 12 or 13th   Days of Yesteryear at Olmsted County History Center   (Checking to see if we have enough for this performance.)




Monday, November 6th - Mayo Clinic Hospice Annual Meeting  6 or 6:30 pm   Assissi Heights



???  Saturday, December 2nd   Bethal Lutheran Church Christmas Tea   1:30 p.m.