Our chorus is a membership organization of female singers who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over 40 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and from all parts of the Inland Empire area.
The main purpose of the Inland Empire Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, at 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 capella 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.
In the spring of every year, Inland Empire Chorus participates in the Region 21 chorus competition. This year our contest is in Pasadena, CA. 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 travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2013, International Competition will be held in Honolulu, HI.
One of the joys of singing 4-part harmony is singing in a quartet. Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. We currently have three quartets to sing on our shows and to entertain you. Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
Inland Empire Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 27,000 members in choruses and quartets worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.