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April 20, 2024 - 12:28pm -- Lynn Hansen

It's old news because we've been so busy, but....  We're proud to announce that Verdugo Hills Chorus WON the Sequoia Pacifica Region 11 Chorus Competition.  This means that we will represent the Region at the Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition in October of 2025.  We will have a lot of work to do between now and then to get ready.  But if you love to sing and don't mind a little work and a LOT of fun, come and join us in the journey!  

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.

Let Us Sing for Your Friends and Family!

November 26, 2023 - 1:58pm -- Lynn Hansen

We're excited to announce that Verdugo Hills Chorus is once again offering Singing Holiday Cards!  If you're looking for a unique but inexpensive gift, let us call your loved one on Saturday, December 9th, and sing your favorite holiday song to them, LIVE in four-part harmony!  Click here to order:

Order today before all the slots fill up!

VHC Competes on the International Stage!

November 10, 2023 - 12:17pm -- Lynn Hansen

On November 2nd, Verdugo Hills Chorus was pleased, proud, and humbled to be able to compete on the International stage at the 2023 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition.  We came into the contest ranked (tied for) 26th in the world and we were very pleased that we placed 22nd overall in the contest.  (In our last International contest in 2016, we placed 28th.)  We had each others' backs and we sang our plan and we improved significantly over our last outing--and we had great fun while we were doing it!

We'd love to have YOU too!  Come join the fun!

And... we're off!

October 27, 2023 - 1:56pm -- Lynn Hansen

Verdugo Hills Chorus has wrapped up its many months of preparation for participation in the 2023 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition.  This year, the competition is being held in Louisville, Kentucky, and so we're all very excited as we start packing for our journey to "Run for the Roses" in the home of the Kentucky Derby.  

On Wednesday, October 25th, we held a "friends and family" night as our final dress rehearsal before we go.  It was so much fun!  There were many tears of JOY!!

We are so grateful to all of our coaches, friends, and family members who have supported us throughout this wonderful odyssey!

We are only seeking to put on our very best performance to date on the International stage.  Please wish us luck!


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