About Farmington Valley
Founding members consist of Sherry Ebner and Barb Ebner, former NJ Sweet Adelines, who moved to CT, met singers Colleen Sinkinson, Barbara Gerstner, Barbara West and Ethel Austin. These six friends founded the Farmington Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines, chartered on March 22, 1975. All were from the Harwinton, Simsbury, and Hartford areas at the time, originally holding rehearsals in Granby and later moving to Simsbury.
The main purpose of
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of FVC is learning more about the art of a cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times each year, the chorus will hire a coach from a visiting master in the art of barbershop-style singing, instilling many fabulous tricks of the trade for enhancing performances.
CompetitionIn the Spring of each year, the Farmington Valley
QuartetsMost choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. FVC currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
FVC is supported in part by the Ensign Bickford Foundation and the Simsbury Junior Woman's Club.
May 21, 2013
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.
Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures.
What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.
Support Your Chorus
Find out how you can help support great music in your community!