Sacramento Valley Chorus

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$110 raised by 1 donor

1% complete

$8,000 Goal

Sacramento Valley Chorus has a history and reputation for continuous improvement that produces a quality arts program for members and the community year after year. In order to stay committed to singing and performing at the highest level possible, we compete each year in a regional contest. SVC has medaled (top three) twenty-four times in the past thirty-eight years. The chorus has qualified for Sweet Adelines International (SAI) Competition in 1989, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

During the Covid pandemic, SVC continued rehearsals via ZOOM and learned new singing techniques and seven new songs.  In December 2022, the chorus was able to perform for the first time in 3 years.   

Giving Activity


To INSPIRE women of all ages to experience the joy of singing four part A cappella harmony

To EXCITE audiences with high energy, entertaining performances

To EDUCATE the membership and the community about barbershop singing as an art form


Good musical arrangements are an important part of the barbershop art form. Costs have tripled in this area due to changes in copyright requirements. The average cost for one song is $300.

In order to compete at the International level, SVC needs to hire international level coaches, meet travel-related expenses, and costuming needs. Coaching fees run at an estimated $7,500 per year. The Chorus traveled to Honolulu to participate in the 75th anniversary Pearl Harbor Memorial Day parade and ceremony in December 2021. Members payed their own travel expenses, but funds were needed to pay for travel and expenses of our director.

Young Women in Harmony is a philanthropic youth outreach program we support in the Sacramento Area. Donations and sponsorships help defray costs for providing services to young singers in our region. This includes providing scholarships for young women to attend Mountain Harmony Camp.

Angel Fund: This fund is available to help chorus members whose financial situation affects their ability to pay for travel and costumes.

Expanded Donor Base: We need help finding and keeping donors willing to support the arts by donating to Sacramento Valley Chorus. Increased donations will aid us in keeping membership dues affordable and will support the entertainment and educational programs offered to members and the community.

Equity Statement

Sacramento Valley Chorus as a chapter of Sweet Adelines International - Sweet Adelines International is committed to addressing and condemning racism, discrimination, and other forms of inequity not only with our words but with our actions. Members of Sweet Adelines International have exclusive access to DEI resources including the Song Assessment Tool Components, information on the work of the SA Diversity & Inclusivity Task Force, and important updates relating to the DEI Council.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sacramento Valley Chorus

other names


Year Established


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Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, Funding: Other

Demographics Served

LGBTQIA+, Black/African American, Women/Female-identifying

Local Counties Served

Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


PO Box 601912
Sacramento, CA 95860

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US



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