California HEAT Chorus is a Sweet Adelines International membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun! We currently are a small chorus with singers of all ages, all walks of life from all areas of Northern California.
The purpose of the California HEAT Chorus is to showcase the craft of a Cappella barbershop style singing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at an annual competition. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a Cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals and a very important component of the chorus experience. Several times a year, we are coached by international faculty who teach and share their expertise. These Masters in the Art of Barbershop offer many fabulous tricks of the trade. Our spring retreat creates focus and confidence perfecting our musical performance for the Regional competition.
CompetitionIn the spring of every year, California HEAT Chorus participates in the Region 12 chorus competition in Reno, Nevada. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories are invited to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a different city selected each year - Click here to learn more.
Many choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. California HEAT Chorus offers the opportunity to sing in a quartet. As an approved and internationally registered quartet there are many local venues for performances. You are also invited to sing at California HEAT Chorus functions and performances. Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
California HEAT Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International; a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.