CHRISTMAS INVITATION FOR SINGERS AND FAMILIES 2014
Tri City Sound Chorus, a Sweet Adelines International chapter serving northern Santa Barbara County, invites women who love to sing to join them for the Christmas season. Women interested in learning about barbershop-style music are welcome to join in on the season-end rehearsals and Friends & Family Christmas Show, all held at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road (corner of Bradley and Patterson roads), Orcutt.
There is no cost to participate.
Rehearsals will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday Oct. 30, Nov.6, 13, 20 & Dec.4. The Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec.11, 2014 with donations earmarked for the student scholarship program.
For more information, check out www.tricitysound.org or call 805-736-7572.
Christmas is just around the corner -come and enjoy the music!!
We will be performing our annual Christmas Friends and Family performance on December 13th at 7p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Santa Maria.
Any women who enjoy singing are invited to come join us---rehearsals start October 25th at 6:45 p.m.
Its a GREAT hobby!!!
Singing Valentines on tap - order now!
Tri City Sound will deliver Singing Valentines to your loved ones Feb. 14. Surprise your loved ones with a Singing Valentine by telephone at home or work or on the road. Remember those in nursing homes or hospitals. Performances include two love songs anywhere in the continental U.S. For more information, drop us a note.
Scholarship Offered for Young Musicians
Tri City Sound Chorus has once again raised enough money for a small scholarship to be presented to a female Lompoc or Santa Maria Valley high school senior who will be continuing to participate in her musical endeavors after high school. The recipient shall have participated in her high school's vocal music program for a minimum of two years and shall plan on participating in a college or junior college vocal music program.
One scholarship of $150 will be awarded to the winner in the Lompoc/Santa Maria area. All applications must be POSTMARKED by April 15.
The Road to Regional:
TCS Heads to 2012 Sweet Adelines International
Region 11 Competition
Tri City Sound Chorus heads to Bakersfield again March 17-18, 2012 to compete in Sweet Adelines International Region 11 Competition at the Bakersfield Convention Center. Tri City Sound will perform "Lucky Day" and "Razzle Dazzle." The event, which is open to the public, includes quartet contests, chorus competition and judging. For more information and tickets, visit the official 2012 Regional Convention Site.
New Voices Invited
for Christmas Friends & Family Show
Details on rehearsal times and performance dates may be found on our events page.
“Many times our members have been heard to say, ‘I came for the singing, and I stayed for the friendships,’" said Director Barbara Nigh of Lompoc.
The annual Friends & Family Christmas Show provides an opportunity for the public to get a feel for the organization, learn four-part harmony and build new friendships. Rehearsal and performance dates are announced in late fall.
There is no cost to participate.
Tri City Sound seeks prospective new members
We are looking for women who love to sing to join us during rehearsals. Come and watch or come and join us on the risers. We meet Thursdays from 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road (corner of Bradley and Patterson roads), Orcutt, California.
Singing Mothers' Day Greetings Offered
For just $10 per call, the women of Tri City Sound Chorus will give YOUR mother a call and send your love through song. Make your reservation by calling (805) 736-7572.
Off to Sweet Adelines International
2011 Region 11 Competition
Women invited to join
in "Red, White & Barbershop" performanceOur mid-summer, public performance is back! Tri City Sound will present a patriotic program, "Red, White & Barbershop," at 7 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2010 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 135 E Street in Lompoc. We welcome one and all to celebrate through the gift of song the men and women who serve our country.
As an added twist, we're inviting members of the public to use this performance as an opportunity to give Tri City Sound a test drive. Considered joining, but weren't quite sure how to go about it? Thought about taking the plunge, but needed a test run first? This is your chance! Women who love to sing and join in the free May and June rehearsals are invited to join in the performance as well. Come on. Bring that voice out of the shower for all to to hear. We'd love to have you with us in harmony.
Performance Package for Friends & FamilyMarch 19, 2009 - Tri City Sound shared its performance package from Sweet Adelines International Region 11 Competition. Regional. Friends, family and potential members joined us at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Orcutt for the free, informal performance.
Rehearsal Venue ChangeTri City Sound Chorus now rehearses at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road (corner of Bradley and Patterson roads), Orcutt. Any women interested in learning the art of four-part harmony and joining the sisterhood of Sweet Adelines is welcome to join us at our new location any Thursday, 6:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"Dotted Eighths" makes strong first showingTri City Sound's first double quartet to compete in the annual Sweet Adelines International Region 11 double-quartet contest performed well at the November 9, 2007 event held in Bakersfield. The eight-voice team followed its performance plan and received complimentary comments from the judging panel. The team included tenors Ella Craig and Cindy Pilios, leads Laura Newbre and Gillian O'Malley, baritones Shirley Stokholm and Jennifer Best, and basses Ann Silva and Trudy Morris.
in Region 11 Double Quartet Competition
Ella Craig takes top honorsOur own Ella Craig's arrangement of "You've Been A Good Old Wagon" won the Sweet Adelines International, Sequoia-Pacific Region arrangers competition in Spring 2007, and the chorus has been working hard to make her proud with our rendition. The piece was originally written in by L. Johnson and has been performed by Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.
at regional arranger competition
Ella, a resident of Grover Beach, began her formal musical training at the piano when she was 6 years old. She wrote and arranged her first piece that year, and by age 12 she was singing alto with her church choir. She picked up other instruments throughout the years, including clarinet, organ and violin, but she always maintained piano and voice as her primary instruments.
Ella and other intermediate-level arrangers from throughout the region that spans San Luis Obispo to Long Beach and east to Las Vegas rose to the challenge for the competition. They worked for months on their pieces, sticking to stringent rules that required them to retain as many chords as possible from the original song while also developing four-part harmony throughout the final arrangement.
"I thought it would be good practice for me and an opportunity to learn more about arranging with a little bit of guidance," Ella said. "I was very surprised to win."
As a result of her arrangement success, Ella has been invited to participate in Sweet Adelines International Arrangers Competition in 2008. To qualify, however, she has to arrange three more songs with no assistance, teach her arrangements to her chorus or quartets, and lay tracks.
Ella credited her husband, Doug, with unlimited patience as she continued working on the piece daily for months on end.
"He's been very patient," she said.