The Scioto Valley Chorus (SVC) is one of the most exciting musical organizations in the Central Ohio Arts Community. Chartered in 1988, the chorus now boasts members of all ages, interests, and occupations. The tie that binds us is a love of four part harmony, a desire to be an entertaining and exciting chorus, and a love and support for each other as a “family” of singers.
SVC is a member of Sweet Adelines International (SAI), an organization of 25,000 women worldwide dedicated to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances. Each year, SAI’s 600+ choruses compete in their local regions. SVC competes annually against choruses in East Central Region 4, an area that encompasses Kentucky, West Virginia, and parts of Ohio and Indiana. The first time the chorus competed was in 1988, the year SVC was founded. The chorus was awarded Novice Champion and came in sixth place overall. Since that time, the chorus has never placed lower than fifth overall and currently boasts 2nd place honors from the 2010 regional competition.
In 1999, Sweet Adelines International began dividing the competition by chorus size, with recognition going to small, midsize, and large choruses. SVC is a midsize (AA) chorus. SVC has been the Region 4 AA Division Champion eight times since 1999 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009.)
In 2001, SAI established the Harmony Classic, an international competition for the five small and midsize choruses who had the highest scores at their respective regional competitions. Scioto Valley has qualified for the Harmony Classic three times (2001, 2002, and 2005) and was crowned the International AA Champion in 2005!That same year, the chorus was invited to participate in the Buckeye Invitational, a competition of the leading men’s and women’s choruses from all over the world. The chorus was named the Grand Champion Chorus at that event. In 2009, SVC competed in the Harmony Classic competition for the fourth time – placing first with a record high score of 1350!
Scioto Valley Chorus is proud of our most recent accomplishment – 2012 Fourth Place International Chorus Medalists! The chorus competed in Houston, Texas against 32 other choruses from around the world. As the only rookies in the contest, SVC was proud to be counted among the best for the very first time. To walk away with a fourth place medal was a dream come true! The icing on the cake was our recent First Place championship in the Region 4 contest in April 2012!
If you are interested in finding out more about the exciting world of Scioto Valley Chorus, contact us! You are welcome at a rehearsal anytime. We rehearse on Monday nights at 7 PM at the Northwest Chapel, 6700 Rings Road in Dublin, OH. We look forward to seeing you soon!