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Don't Miss Our Big 70th Anniversary Show!

July 9, 2024 - 8:00am -- Lynn Hansen

Verdugo Hills Chorus was chartered in 1954, which means that we are about to celebrate the 70th birthday of our storied chapter of Sweet Adelines International!  It truly has been 70 years of great music, countless friendships, so much love and laughter, and the pure joy of SINGING!  

Come and join us for our 70th Birthday show:  70 Years of Memories!

Saturday, August 17, 2024, at 3:00 pm.

Morrison Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church

1757 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena

Coaching from the Great Dale Syverson!

June 18, 2024 - 8:06am -- Lynn Hansen

On Saturday, Verdugo Hills Chorus was fortunate to spend "A Wonderful Day" being coached by the legendary Dale Syverson!  Dale has twice been a Queen of Harmony in her own right and is the Master 700 Director of Rich-Tone Chorus, our 2022 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Champions!  Indeed, Dale is a SIX-time-International-gold-medal-winning chorus director!  She has more than 50 years' experience in training and directing through Sweet Adelines, joining as a child and becoming Rich-Tone's director in 1976. 


May 3, 2024 - 2:25pm -- Lynn Hansen



Chartered as a chapter of Sweet Adelines International way back in 1954, Verdugo Hills Chorus is turning 70 years old this year!  Our chapter has a storied history, with lots of laughter and tears, and winning many championships along the way....

We are planning a big birthday bash and we'd like YOU to join us for the fun!  Save the date, Saturday, August 17th.  

More details to follow!

Very Successful A Cappella Scholarship Festival!

May 2, 2024 - 4:32pm -- Lynn Hansen

We were thrilled with the amazing performances of 15 middle and high school choruses last Saturday, April 27th, at the A Cappella Scholarship Festival (ACSF)! Through the generosity of the John C. Hench Foundation, these fifteen schools earned a collective $87,500 in scholarship cash awards that will provide on-going support for music education in their schools and our community.

Join Us for Friends & Family Night!

February 27, 2024 - 9:01am -- Lynn Hansen

Join Verdugo Hills Chorus on Wednesday, March 20th, as we preview our regional competition package for our families and friends.  There will be music and refreshments--and the laughter is guaranteed!  It is our way of thanking you for all your support.

8:00 pm at Carlson Hall, 130 N. Kenwood Street, in Glendale.  Visitors are also always welcome!  We'd love to see you there!

Wonderful Weekend Coaching Session with Lisa Greenough!

February 8, 2024 - 12:52pm -- Lynn Hansen

We spent a truly delightful weekend being coached by the incomparable Lisa Greenough!  Lisa is an accredited Visual Communication judge for Sweet Adelines International and is the Master Director of the Gateway Chorus of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  She spent the weekend helping us to be more inventive with the choreography for our contest up-tune and with increasing the expressiveness of our ballad.  Lisa's great physicality and wonderful sense of humor, both put us through our paces throughout the weekend, but also kept us laughing--the very best kind of learning!

VHC is Selling Singing Valentines

January 21, 2024 - 5:59pm -- Lynn Hansen

Once again for 2024, Verdugo Hills Chorus will be delivering Singing Valentines for YOUR dearest friends and family members.  For just $40, one of our wonderful quartets will show up at your loved one's home or office or place of business and deliver a chocolate rose as well as a greeting from you--sung in 4-part barbershop harmony!  Order yours today here:   

VHC Celebrates 12 Years with Director Tammy Ragsdale

January 21, 2024 - 5:17pm -- Lynn Hansen

This week, we were delighted to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Tammy Ragsdale's becoming our director!  We got so lucky the day Tammy agreed to become our director.  We have learned and grown so much under her leadership and we will be forever grateful to her for all she has given us. 

Tammy said of the occasion:  "12 years! How is that possible? This has been the most amazing 12 years of my life. I got hired to guide a chorus I’d admired since I was 18 years old.


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