The Greater Richmond Chorus (GRC) of Sweet Adelines International (SAI) is a nonprofit organization of women singers dedicated to advancing the musical art form of barbershop a cappella four-part harmony through vocal and showmanship education, performance, competition and community service.
We love to entertain by putting on our own musical events each year for the community, our friends, and families. We also send greetings to special folks by Singing Valentines, Mother's Day serenades, Birthday-grams,and other special occasions.. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, private receptions, 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 get in touch!
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.
We are a competitive chorus, working hard together to improve our score each year. Raising our singing level is part of the fun we have as we strive for musical excellence.
We are proud of our accomplishments:
6-time Regional Champions and 6-Time International Competitors.
In the spring of every year, we participate in the Region 14 chorus competition in North Carolina. 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. Greater Richmond Choruscurrently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them!
Greater Richmond Chorusis a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 23,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.