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Singing with a group of friends is not only a fun, creative and rewarding way to spend some time but more and more studies are showing the various health, social and general well being of group harmony singing. Here are some places in your community where you can sing.

Choruses in the Central Valley

Outta the Vox

Singing today's hits and classics from decades past, we are Outta the Vox! OTV is one of Sacramento's premiere a cappella ensembles, serving you fresh takes on some of your favorite tunes.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA


The Sacramento Capitolaires is one of the original barbershop chapters on the west coast, having been founded more than 60 years ago. The Capitolaires received their charter from the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing In America, Inc.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Stockton Chorale

For over 60 years, the Chorale has been an auditioned community chorus based in Stockton California, which is located forty miles south of Sacramento and seventy miles east of the Bay Area. Serving the Central Valley region, it draws singers from as far away as Turlock and the Sierra foothills. Initially started by Arthur J. Holton II as a double quartet in 1951, the Chorale began in 1952 has grown to as large as 190 voices and has expanded to include a range of choral ensembles for all ages and experience levels.

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Stockton Portsmen

Come join the world's largest singing organization, The Barbershop Harmony Society... you might know us as The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America ...and treat yourself by being part of the Stockton Portsmen Chorus! This Chapter was organized and received its Charter from the Society on October 18, 1954 and began meeting at the old Stockton Airport. The group later moved to the Port of Stockton and the "Portsmen" name was originated.

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Schola Cantorum (Sacramento)

Sacred Heart's Schola Cantorum has appeared in concert with members of the Sacramento Symphony Orchestra, the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra and has been featured in the Sacramento Area Bach Festival and the 1999 Western Division Conference of the American Guild of Organists. They have been heard on broadcasts and tours in the United States, Canada, Spain England and Italy. The all-volunteer choir is composed of people of various ages and diverse interests who are drawn together for the sake of making beautiful music on a weekly basis. Schola Cantorum rehearses weekly on Wednesday evenings (7:00 PM to 9:30 PM) Schola has toured internationally having completed a performance tour of Austria in July 2009 with concerts in Vienna, Graz and Salzburg followed by a return to the Vatican to sing at the Papal Audience and on the Great Altar of St. Peter's in 2013. Schola recently celebrated their 25th anniversary with a performance tour to Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden and Prague in June 2017.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Golden Valley Chorus

A Cappella singing in the barbershop style. The Golden Valley Chorus is affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Hometown: Modesto, CA

Grass Valley Male Voice Choir

The Grass Valley Male Voice Choir is the direct descendant of the Cornish miners' choirs that flourished from the Gold Rush era well into the twentieth century. Grass Valley in Nevada County, California, was the center of hard rock gold mining. Cornish miners came to Grass Valley, where their mining skills were needed to extract gold from the earth. They stayed and put down permanent roots in the community.

Hometown: Grass Valley, CA

Fresno Community Chorus

Attention, Music Lovers! FCC is a non-profit, volunteer choral organization committed to providing our community with finest classical and contemporary choral works. We are comprised of three ensembles: the Master Chorale, Coro Piccolo and Coro Solare.

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Small Difference Women's Choral Ensemble

Small Difference is definitely NOT what most people think of when they hear the word, "chorus," not even a queer chorus. Sure, our repertoire includes songs that are universal to LGBT and political activist choruses. But in Small Difference we also like to have fun...a LOT of fun...and sometimes that means singing songs that are silly, comical, sometimes rather uncouth, and even downright bawdy. If you listen to the songs and videos on this site (made when we were a women's chorus), you'll get an idea of what we mean. Do you have a sense of humor and a bit of a wild side? Then this chorus is for you!

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Childrenís Chorus

The internationally acclaimed Sacramento Children's Chorus (SCC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides excellence in choral music education and performance opportunities to talented children in the greater Sacramento community Singers participate in a progressive program that consists of five levels accommodating the various ages (7-19) and performance abilities. Singers are admitted by competitive audition. Membership is drawn from Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado counties where singers attend a variety of public and private elementary, middle and high schools.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Colla Voce of the Sierra

Colla Voce of the Sierra-a non-profit arts organization in Auburn, California-started in 2005 as an adult group of chamber singers under Founding Artistic Director, Janine Dexter. The goal was to bring professional standards of performance of choral music to the foothills. The group developed a large following and has received glowing reviews.

Hometown: Auburn, CA

Sacramento Gay Menís Chorus

The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus was founded in 1984 as a singing group that aimed to foster a sense of community and provide support for gays and lesbians in the Sacramento area. Over the past 30 years, through musical performance and outreach programs, the chorus has grown to become an integral part of the Sacramento music community, as well as a voice for the gay and lesbian community in the greater Sacramento area. With that voice, SGMC has confronted intolerance and bigotry by providing a positive experience of the gay community.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace

Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Julie Adams, RSVP's mission is bringing people together through the arts and giving back to the community. RSVP nurtures the community with its highly-praised, dynamic concerts while providing concrete, financial contributions that go on making a difference long after the applause. All members of RSVP donate their time so that all proceeds from concerts can go to local organizations in need.

The versatile, skilled singers of RSVP perform everything from classical choral literature and madrigals to contemporary music, freedom songs, folk tunes, and jazz. Each creative and artistic concert is tailor-made to suit the audience and the organization being supported.

Hometown: Rocklin, CA

River Lights Chorus

The River Lights Chorus performs in various venues throughout the year, selling out their annual shows. From their first dinner show, where 14 singers entertained, to their charter show, with 22 singers, to November 2010 and 2011's performance at the Gallo Center for the Arts, the chorus keeps stepping up its level of entertainment.

Hometown: Modesto, CA

Sierra Gold Chorus

The main purpose of Sierra Gold Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at annual competitions. We are available to sing at your next function or event. 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.

Hometown: Auburn, CA

Sacramento Choral Society

The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra is a California 501 c (3) arts nonprofit organization committed to the performance, education and appreciation of choral orchestral music at reasonable prices for families in our region. The SCSO has won the "Arts Excellence Award", the "Outstanding Non Profit of the Year" award and the "Arts Executive of the Year" award for their work in the Capital Region. As well as presenting their own concert subscription series, the SCSO has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Sarah Brightman's World Tour, the Kenny Rogers Christmas Show and on national and international concert stages in Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall (LA), Canada, Europe and China.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Gold Rush Chorus

The Gold Rush Chorus was founded in 1983 to bring the joy of Barbershop singing to the foothills of California. As a testament as to just how much fun we have, the GRC has a number of active members today who were charter members 35 years ago!

Hometown: Placerville, CA

Northern Gateway Chorus

Northern Gateway Chorus (NGC) We are women who strive for musical excellence in Barbershop Harmony through Education, Rehearsal, Performance and Annual Competition while developing personal growth in an atmosphere of support, fun and friendship. Additionally we are proud members of Sweet Adelines International. If you are interested in viewing some of our performances please head over to our video's page here. Singing telegrams and personal performances are something we do offer. Make sure to check back regularly. We constantly update our site as we gear up for competitions and other fun events.

Hometown: Redding, CA

Soli Deo Gloria of San Joaquin Valley

Soli Deo Gloria is the premier women's ensemble in the Central Valley. We are a chorale of 16-20 women who strive to sing at the highest level of excellence and, as our name means, "to the glory of God alone." (This phrase, or the initials "SDG," was often added by the eminent composer J.S. Bach at the end of his compositions.)

We have a top-notch artistic director, Dr. Julie Carter, who pushes us to do our best, and we love her for it.

We currently perform two programs per year, one at the end of each semester in the fall and spring, and rehearse once a week, 3-4 weeks per month, to prepare for the concerts. We usually try to repeat the program.

Soli Deo Gloria of San Joaquin Valley, Inc. is a California nonprofit benefit corporation. We are registered with the IRS and the state as a charity (also known as a 501(c)(3) entity) which is eligible for your tax-deductible contributions.

Hometown: Fresno, CA

Voices United

Singing and performing a cappella, four-part harmony music, barbershop style, in Voices United Chorus is a pleasure you deserve! As a member of Sweet Adelines International, you'll discover fun social activities, an enlarged circle of friends and exciting performance opportunities. Discover why thousands of woman around the world are singing the praises of Sweet

Hometown: Fresno, CA

River City Chorale

The River City Chorale is a community in every sense of the word! We DO have fun, work hard, and enjoy the spirit of music and community together.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Vox Musica

Vox Musica, directed by Daniel Paulson, was founded in 2006 in a niche of untapped potential in Sacramento's budding classical music scene. This women's vocal ensemble enjoys the privileged position of nurturing the choral arts by combining outstanding vocal artistry with innovative programming. Vox Musica is committed to excellence in performance of diverse and challenging choral literature for women's voices and is dedicated to promoting new works, including many premiers and commissioned works.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Arthur Lapierre has been in existence for 13 years. American River College is a two-year institute of learning in the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California. During this time the Vocal Jazz Ensemble has received 7 DownBeat Awards from DownBeat Magazine. Most recently, in 2010, the ensemble won the Best Undergraduate Vocal Jazz Ensemble Award for their newly released CD; Your Eyes. The ensemble has previously appeared before the International Association of Jazz Educators Conferences in Toronto, Long Beach, and New York. In 2010 the ensemble appeared before the ACDA Western Division Conference. In March of 20111 the ensemble will sing before the national conference in Chicago.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

California HEAT Chorus

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

Hometown: Red Bluff, CA

Sacramento Women's Chorus

Sacramento Women's Chorus has been a vibrant community chorus for over 25 years, bringing a wide variety of music to the Sacramento area. The women of SWC join us for many reasons-and a major benefit is the friendship, collaboration and the fun we have. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the chorus has remained true to our original principles and our mission-to provide women a safe place to raise our voices in song in service to issues of vital importance to all women.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Valley Choral Society

The Valley Choral Society is comprised of singers from throughout the greater Sacramento, California valley and foothill area. The mission of the Valley Choral Society is to break down barriers and create a common bond by performing music that elevates the human soul and brings God's light to the community. The Fall concert series traditionally features Part I of the Messiah and beautifully arranged Christmas carols. A mixture of contemporary and classical work is featured during the spring concert series.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Voices of California

Voices of California is a world-class male performing ensemble who create harmony through performance, fraternity, personal growth, and shared musical experiences of the highest caliber. We love singing a cappella music, primarily in the barbershop style. We educate and inspire to ensure each member s continued musical growth, and we work to foster singing in our communities.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Sounds of The Valley Chorus

Sounds of the Valley Chorusis an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop singing through education and performance.

Hometown: Chico, CA

Sacramento Valley Chorus

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. It offers 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 100+ voice group includes women from all walks of life who live primarily in the greater Sacramento area.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Jazz @ 8

Jazz @ 8 is a select group of advanced singers from Summerville High School and Connections Academy. The group started in 1989 with members of Summerville High's Jazz Choir, brought together and directed by Jim Wells. The group has received many awards over the years, including 1st place finish in the Reno International Jazz Festival, the Folsom Jazz Festival, and the R.A.V.E.S Festival in Redding. They have received Superior Ratings in Festivals throughout the Western United States, including: Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and California. They have additionally received a Command Performance award at the Santa Cruz Vocal Jazz Festival the last three years. Furthermore, they were invited to perform at the White House at the Christmas tree lighting in 2011. They most recently place 2nd at the Reno International Jazz Festival.

Hometown: Tuolumne, CA

Sacramento State Vocal Jazz Singers

The vocal jazz program at Sacramento State is under the direction of Kerry Marsh. The program consists of the Jazz Singers, C-Sus and Vox 2, all of which are formed by audition. The sounds of Sac State Vocal Jazz are influenced by the great vocal jazz groups of the past and present: The Hi-Lo's, Singers Unlimited, Take 6, New York Voices, The Real Group, Manhattan Transfer and others. However, the program strives to explore.

Although much of the study focuses on group sound, improvisation and solo singing are also important aspects of the program, with a thriving bachelor's program in jazz studies/voice. Jazz voice majors (currently eleven in the program) study privately with the outstanding jazz vocal artist Julia Dollison.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Master Singers

The Sacramento Master Singers, under the direction of Dr. Ralph Hughes, have established themselves as the area's premier chamber choir. Established in 1982, the singers delight, challenge and inspire their audiences with seasons programmed to include premieres, classics and a wide array of musical selections. A dynamic part of Sacramento's arts community, the choir presents six to ten concerts each season, and has received recognition for its artistic excellence. National and area premieres performed by the Master Singers include Benjamin Brtitten's A.M.D.G., Arvo Part's Te Deum, Robert Levin's new completion of Mozart's Requiem, Alfred Schnittke's Requiem and Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus

We are a sixty member community chorus from Truckee and surrounding areas. Founded in 2002 by Chris Nelson, we have expanded our repertoire to include music of all kinds - popular, sacred, classical, Broadway and Jazz. Each year, we hold concerts in December that help ring in the holiday season and in April to wake up Spring!

Hometown: Truckee, CA

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