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September 03, 2015
About The Rich-Tone Chorus
The Rich-Tone Chorus is a dynamic women’s chorus with over 100 hard-working, fun-loving women who love to perform and have a great time doing it! Our mission is to entertain, educate and enrich lives through musical excellence while advancing the unique American art form of barbershop harmony.
The Rich-Tone Chorus is more than just an amazing show chorus. For some, it’s a musical escape from the stress and problems of everyday life. For others, it’s a place to socialize and meet interesting people while sharing the common bond of music. To many, it is a lifeline - a place to draw support and love from sisters in harmony.
The main purpose of the Rich-Tone 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 also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. 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. A couple of times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
CompetitionIn the spring of every year, the Rich-Tone Chorus participates in the Region 25 chorus competition. 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 get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. The Rich-Tone Chorus currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
The Rich-Tone Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and consisting of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide.