Bay Area Showcase Chorus is a vibrant, award-winning ensemble of women singers committed to creating musical magic in every performance. We embrace healthy competition and enjoy finding creative ways to share our passion for 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. We are dedicated to continuous improvement in a joyful environment of mutual respect, friendship, and fun.
That's our vision statement and we think it captures pretty well who we are and what we do. As part of the Sweet Adelines International organization, our motto is "Harmonize the world."
The 100+ women who are members of the chorus commute from as far away as Vacaville and Santa Cruz to sing with us. Members include business and professional women, homemakers, retirees, and students. Women and girls of all ages are welcome. Anyone who visits the chorus, or attends one of our shows, can feel the joy and camaraderie that come with making great music together with friends.
Bay Area Showcase Chorus has been entertaining the Bay Area with a cappella music, barbershop harmony style, since 1956. We love entertaining in our community, producing major stage shows and smaller and more casual performances throughout the year. We also deliver, in person and by telephone, Singing Valentines and Singing Holiday Cards. We are available to sing at your next function or event with performing groups of all sizes. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check our Hire Us page.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a capella singing. The quality of our musical product is very important to the chorus. Bay Area Showcase Chorus rehearses weekly to polish music, learn and practice good singing skills, refine choreography and develop our performing abilities. Occasionally we bring in professional coaches to help us find more of the "musical magic" we can share with our audiences in all our performances. And from time to time the chorus hosts workshops to introduce more women to the joys of singing 4-part harmony. Prior musical training is not required; members receive ongoing education through our weekly rehearsals and occasional extra coaching sessions. We seek women who love to sing, can carry a tune, and enjoy working together toward common goals.
In the spring of every year, Bay Area Showcase Chorus participates in the Region 12 chorus competition. (Region 12 comprises northern California as far south as Monterey, western Nevada, southern Oregon, and Hawaii.) 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.
In April 2012, the chorus won its 12th first place medal in the regional barbershop competition, held in Reno, Nevada. Each regional win earns the chorus the right to represent our Region in Sweet Adelines International chorus competitions. We are looking forward to taking the stage in Honolulu, Hawaii in November 2013 to compete with 34 other Sweet Adelines chorus regional champions from around the world. With more than 600 choruses worldwide, it's an honor to participate and an unforgettable week of the highest quality barbershop singing.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus.
December 11, 2013
Costumes for sale!
We have costumes available. See the info here.
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
See our Gallery!
Come to the photo gallery to check out our pictures.
What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous art form and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.
Support the Chorus
Find out how you can help support great music in your community!