About The River Blenders Chorus

The River Blenders Chorus is a membership organization of female singers who meet weekly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over 70 singers of all ages, from all walks of life, and from all parts of the St. Louis Metropolitan area and beyond.

 

Vision Statement

The River Blenders Chorus' vision is to provide the opportunity to experience the joy of barbershop harmony with all members and the community.

 

Core Values

  • Excel in the Art Form of Barbershop Harmony
  • Perform at a Professional Level
  • Create Innovative Performances
  • Educate Members
  • Support Music Education and Opportunities for Young People
  • Promote an Atmosphere of Sharing and Hharmony through Fun and Fellowship

Mission Statement

Through education and performance, the River Blenders Chorus perpetuates the musical art form of barbershop harmony while enriching the lives of its membership and the community.

 

 

 

Performance

The River Blenders Chorus performs at a number of community events, self-produced shows, and annual competitions.  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.

 


Education

In addition to performing, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple times a year, we receive coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many wonderful tricks of the trade.

 

Because our chorus values education of area youth, we hold annual Young Women in Harmony clinics.  Girls in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and beyond join us and skilled clinicians for 'Shop for the Ring - a day of fun, education, and singing in the barbershop style. They spend the day learning two songs along with choreography before performing later that day for their families and friends.

 


Competition

In the spring of every year, the River Blenders Chorus participates in the Sweet Adelines International Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 chorus competition. Competitions are much anticipated events for choruses and quartets to come together, present a musical package, and receive valuable feedback on their performances from a panel of judges.
The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories compete at the international convention, which is held annually in the fall.  Previous international competitions have been held in Houston, Seattle, Nashville, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Calgary.  The 2018 International Competition will be held in St. Louis, MO!
Click here to learn more.

 

 

Quartets

Most choruses have a number of members who form their own quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. We are currently have several wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Head over to our quartet section and learn more about the different groups.

 

 

Affiliation

The River Blenders Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a not-for-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 
October 21, 2017

Our Rehearsal

Join us for our next rehearsal!  We rehearse every Monday, beginning at 7:30pm at St.Martin's Episcopal Church.

Find out more on our Join Us page.

 

Who We Are

Visit our About Us section to meet our phenomenal director, and find out what we're all about.

 

See us in action

at our finest, up close and personal in our Photo Gallery or Video Collection.

 

What is Barbershop?

This fabulous art form and the international organization of women singers are educationally and historically rich, with much to offer passionate singers.. Find out more on our What is Barbershop page.

 

Support Your Chorus

Find out how you can help support great music in your community!

 

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