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Audition Information

Sacramento Valley Chorus - Sweet Adelines

Audition dates/times
Guests are welcome at any rehearsal.
Audition venue DDSO (Developmental Disabilities Service Organization) Multipurpose Room,
2331 St. Marks Way, Sacramento
Audition contact 916/420-1662
Voice part openings All
Experience or other requirements Musical knowledge is not necessary to join — but desirable!
Audition procedure

In order to get a good understanding of Sweet Adelines and our chorus, we encourage our guest singers to visit several times so they can have a chance to “try it out” before they make a commitment. During the first few visits, guests are provided with information about the Sweet Adelines organization and/or the Sacramento Valley Chorus and the expectations of membership.  After the second visit, the handouts include a copy of a song used to audition for membership. (Guests can also purchase a cassette or CD of the song to listen to and practice with in preparation for their audition.)

  1. First a guest needs to pass an audition using the song that she was given. She can have the opportunity to practice with a group of members who sing the other parts, if she so chooses, before the actual audition. At the audition, the guest must sing her part (without the music) with the other three parts. A guest can audition on the third or fourth visit, but it may be later, depending on when she feels ready. She may audition more than once, if necessary, in order to pass.

  2. After passing the audition, the guest must complete and submit a membership application form, accompanied by a check (or cash), which covers initial dues to Sweet Adelines International, regional dues, and dues for the chorus. (The amount is included in the membership information. After joining, a member pays monthly dues.)

  3. The application is then sent to the Management Team for review. When approved, the new member is welcomed into the chorus, given her own music, and introduced to the people who will help her with costume, makeup, learning music and choreography, etc.

Day(s)/time(s) of rehearsals Wednesdays, 6:45 - 9:45 p.m.
Place of rehearsals DDSO (Developmental Disabilities Service Organization) Multipurpose Room
2331 St. Marks Way, Sacramento
Dates/venues of upcoming performances Currently, our performances include our Singing Valentines program in February, our Regional Competition in Reno in April, our Annual Show in October/November, our Christmas Show and our holiday performances which include performances at Arden Fair Mall, the Capitol Rotunda and nursing homes.
Other commitments Dues are $35 per month
Profile The award winning, high energy Sacramento Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is a women’s singing group specializing in four-part harmony, a cappella singing in the barbershop style. We offer a wide variety of music and styles, from jazz, blues and ballads to Broadway Show tunes, complete with dazzling costumes and exciting choreography.

Membership in this 94-voice group includes women from all walks of life who live in the greater Sacramento area. Our members are teachers, nurses, homemakers, managers, accountants, lawyers, doctors, marine biologists, authors, and students. Women of all ages and ethnicity are welcome. The organization includes activities for our young women, as well.

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