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Summer Sizzler 2018

August 6, 2018 - 12:00am -- Pat Vincent

 

An exciting weekend at Summer Sizzler in Bakersfield with our guest faculty, the fabulous Ryan Heller!  We’re so proud of our Novice quartets that represented VHC in the Novice Quartet contest (seven of them!)

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New Members

August 2, 2018 - 8:37am -- Pat Vincent

We are more than thrilled to announce that  the Verdugo Hills Chorus has been blessed with 11 new members this year!  They are revved up and ready to go!  Almost all of them will be participating in the Region 11 Summer Sizzler; some as part of the Quartet Academy and others as part of our novice quartet contest.  Our weekend will showcase the brilliant teachings of Ryan Heller, a musician of renowned artistry. Excitement fills the air!   At this week's rehearsal we celebrated these new members with cake!   We also were visited this week by our coach extradoinaire, Lea Beverley!  

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2018 A Cappella Scholarship Festival

April 28, 2018 - 4:00pm -- Pat Vincent

Verdugo Hills Chorus was grateful for the opportunity to host an annual A Cappella Scholarship Festival. We invited middle schools and high schools from all over the LA County area to compete with two acappella songs. This year, 14 schools shared their vocal talents with each other. Thanks to a generous grant from the John C. Hench Foundation, all schools left with significant cash awards for their schools’ vocal programs.   

Additional candid photos of this event can be found on our Gallery page.

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Sweet Adelines Region 11 Contest 2018

March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm -- Pat Vincent

"All that work for 6 minutes onstage?"  Sure, some might say that, but the truth is that Verdugo Hills Chorus loves the journey.  On Saturday, March 24, 2018, members of our chorus competed in the Sequoia Pacifica Region 11 annual Sweet Adelines Regional Chorus Contest in Bakersfield, CA, and brought home two medals. Also, three of our chapter quartets (Hot Topic, Kopacetik, and Clueless) represented us the day before in the Regional Quartet Contest.  We couldn't have been prouder of them, especially since our Director, Tammy Ragsdale's quartet (Clueless) won a medal!   For some, the high point of the weekend is listening to the quartets singing around Saturday night, for others, it's the thrill of the contest.

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Retreat 2018

February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm -- Pat Vincent

On February 16-18, our members gathered at the Ventura Beach Marriott Hotel to hone our skills in preparation for our next annual regional chorus contest, which will be held March 22-25 held in Bakersfield, CA.  As we got away from it all, this three-day retreat included education from one of our favorite coaches - Lea Beverley, a talented and hilarious gal who kept us learning and laughing the whole time!   

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2018 Singing Valentines

February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm -- Pat Vincent

Who doesn't love LOVE?

To help spread love this year, Verdugo Hills Chorus formed quartets who fanned out over the Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange County areas to deliver "Singing Valentines".  This year there were five hard working quartets:  Valentine Sextet, Valentones, BBnJ, Hot Music and Precious Gems.  It's one of our favorite fundraisers and gives ladies who may not currently be in a quartet a chance to serenade people from all walks of life.  Many of the recipients told us that this Valentine gift just "made their day!"

 

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Community Performance - January 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 - 12:00pm -- Pat Vincent

 

What a great combination!  The gracious group from Chatsworth West United Methodist Church gave us a wonderful lunch, after which we poured out our hearts in song!  To make the occasion even sweeter, the Pastor asked if his congregation had any questions for us.  This gave us an opportunity to regale these dear people with the story of Sweet Adelines.  Most of us are still smiling!

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2017 Verdugo Holiday Party

December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm -- Pat Vincent

 

WE love to sing, we love to laugh and we love parties!  Our holiday dinner was at a Mexican restaurant this year and the food was fantastic!  But the centerpiece of the feast was our entertainment.  That's the beauty of being in a musical hobby - we always have instant entertainment.  We had four of our quartets perform and listened to our in house poets.  And, after dessert, we had our ugly sweater contest!

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Thank you for your interest in the Verdugo Hills Chorus. Please feel free submit any inquiry by completing the form on our contact us page.  You can also call the chorus phone line at (818) 696-0638

The Verdugo Hills Chorus wants to do what we can to help keep our members, families, and communities safe and healthy.  With that in mind, we are suspending our in-person Wednesday night rehearsals and are conducting these rehearsals via Zoom for the near future. 

Please contact our Membership Coordinator to let her know you'd like to participate in our Zoom rehearsals either by phone 818-696-0638 or by using our contact form and choosing "Sing with Us".

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