Scenic City Chorus is based in Chattanooga, TN, and our 60+ members of all ages come from eastern Tennessee, northeastern Alabama, and northwestern Georgia. A wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles are represented among us, but together we share a common bond through music and performance.
Performance and Community Involvement
The Scenic City Chorus is a women’s a cappella group dedicated to continually striving for musical excellence and personal growth within a fun, caring chorus culture which regularly contributes to our community through performance, education, and service.. We also offer education in the barbershop craft and performance opportunities to young women between the ages of 14 and 25 through the Young Women in Harmony program.
In addition to an annual show with featured guests and our Christmas show, we are available for hire in full chorus, small ensemble, and quartet configurations. If you’re looking for unique musical entertainment, check out our See & Hear menu where you will also find hiring information.
Diversity and Inclusion
Scenic City Chorus joins Sweet Adelines International in openly recognizing our organization's racist history, a history that saw our organization ban singers of color. We are taking steps to make this an organization that makes all members, guests, and audiences feel welcomed.
We want everyone who sings on our risers and sits in our audiences to feel welcomed and included.
We listen to and learn from all voices, perspectives, and cultures in order to foster understanding and respect for each other.
We are committed to singing music and lyrics that are inclusive and not rooted in oppression.
We welcome singers of all races, nationalities, cultures, religions, and backgrounds.
We welcome marginalized communities including but not limited to LGBTQIA+ singers.
We believe that Black lives matter.
Many of our members are musically trained or have music degrees. But the unique sound produced by barbershop harmony is dependent on several factors not always found in traditional music training.
Scenic City Chorus is a part of Sweet Adelines International Inc. (SA), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the American craft of Barbershop. SA offers musical training aimed at honing the unique skills needed for this type of four-part, a cappella harmony. Vocal and music theory instruction is ongoing, as well as coaching from certified experts throughout the year.
Each spring, Scenic City Chorus competes in SA's Regional Chorus Competition. After working the craft for months to bring our best performance on stage, we compete against other choruses in our size-based division.
It's an important time to get constructive feedback from a panel of judges certified in the Barbershop craft. Regional division winners go on to compete internationally. Scenic City Chorus consistently medals regionally. In March 2023 Scenic City Chorus placed 3rd in the AA division and 3rd overall.
The Sweet Adelines organization has approximately 19,000+ members in choruses and quartets worldwide.
Scenic City is a non-profit charitable organization as described under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3). Your donation serves to strengthen our program and our mission to spread harmony throughout the Chattanooga area and to educate youth about the joys of our uniquely American art form. We deeply appreciate your consideration of us as a recipient of your financial support.
All our rehearsals are open to the public and to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit?
We rehearse every Monday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (EDT) at:
1312 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37412
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Why not hire Scenic City Chorus to entertain at your next event? We can perform at corporate functions, charity events, community Entertainment events, birthday parties, christmas parties, awards nights, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, engagements, and even funerals and memorial services.