Columbia River Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize and have fun. We currently have over 30 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of the Portland/Vancouver area (Oregon/Washington). Established in 1962, Columbia River Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines, International.
The main purpose of Columbia River Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, 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 cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals and a very important component of the chorus experience. Several 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, Columbia River Chorus participates in the Region 13 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. Click here to learn more.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Columbia River Chorus currently is home to two wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
Columbia River Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.