The Santa Monica Chorus loves to perform and entertain. That has been true for more than 60 years of singing and sharing our exciting barbershop sound. We can be heard throughout the year, singing for civic and charitable organizations, private groups, churches, community events, and fundraisers. We love to entertain by putting on our own musical events each year for the community, our friends, and families. We love caroling during the holidays at local malls as well in our own holiday shows and fundraisers.
We send “singing telegrams” on Mother’s Day and we also recently participated proudly at the City of Santa Monica's Memorial Day Service at Woodlawn Cemetery. It was a joy singing "Proud to Be an American" as the airplanes flew in formation over our heads. There wasn't a dry eye in the house and it was a great opportunity to connect with the community's civilians as well as the many servicemen and woman who enjoyed our performance.
We have enlisted the participation of some young children from a local school to sing with us at past Christmas performances. And to further enrich and encourage young people to enjoy our Barbershop style of music, we support the Young Women in Harmony program of Sweet Adelines.
In addition to singing in the chorus, many members love to perform in quartets. We currently have five registered quartets in our chorus. This is a testament to the strong commitment to musical excellence of our members. Quarteting is fun but it requires real dedication to perfecting the craft of barbershop singing in order to perform competitively. Check out the Quartet page on our website.
Since our chapter was formed in 1949, we have maintained our goals of teaching and training our members in musical harmony and appreciation. We invest in training for our director, our musical leaders, and administrative staff. We continually strive to be better musicians and improve the quality of our musical product by hiring outside coaches and attending educational seminars sponsored by Sweet Adelines International. Our hard work has been rewarded many times over at regional competitions.
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