|Celebrate the sounds of the season with North Atlantic Region 1's 2023 Chorus Champions at their annual holiday show! This year, we'll follow the story of a Sweet Adeline grounded by winter weather at the airport as she desperately tries to get back home to her chorus for the holidays. It'll be an afternoon filled with friends, fun, and four-part harmony! Tickets are on sale now and available both from your favorite member or through our website.|
|For more information, see:||https://www.singfvc.org/HolidayShow2023|
|Flower Bulb Fundraiser to Support Farmington Valley Chorus! Can you say that 5 times fast? |
Support Farmington Valley Chorus as they prepare to compete in the Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition in October 2024 by buying flower bulbs! Starting now through October 15th, you can order tulip, daffodils, hyacinths, and other bulbs to plant now for beautiful blooms this spring. 50% of all purchases made through our Flower Power Fundraiser site will go to FVC to help cover expenses like coaching, extra rehearsal time, and more to prepare for Kansas City. All orders will ship directly to you and all products are 100% guaranteed to grow.
Thank you for your support!
|For more information, see:||FarmingtonValleyChorus.fpfundraising.com|
|Farmington Valley Chorus is honored to be the Region 1 Sweet Adelines Chorus Champions and First Place AA Chorus! We will represent Region 1 in Kansas City, MO in 2024 in the International Chorus Semi-Finals. Kansas City, here we come!|
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|Do you love to sing? Does singing fill your heart with joy? We’re looking for voices in the female range—low, high, and in between. Come visit us on Wednesday nights in Simsbury, CT. Formal voice training and the ability to read music are not necessary. Bring your enthusiasm, comfy clothing, and a bottle of water, then get ready to make beautiful harmonies with 40 new friends. We hope to meet you soon!|
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The Hartford Wolf Pack are excited to welcome the Farmington Valley Chorus to the XL Center!
Come out and cheer on the Wolf Pack as they battle the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Friday, April 14th at 7:00pm. A portion of each ticket will benefit Farmington Valley Chorus.
If you have any questions about tickets, please reach out to Austin Hurwitz at 860-990-6070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|For more information, see:||www.singfvc.org/Wolfpack|
|Thank you to all of our event sponsors for making this year's Bunco Fundraiser such a success! We appreciate your generosity!|
Theater Works Hartford
The Hotel Northampton
Wild Birds Unlimited
Roaring Brook Nature Center
Avon Super Cellar
Cards by Chrissie Pilch Mancini
Silver Eagle Wargame Supplies
|After a 3-year hiatus, we are so excited to bring back our FAVORITE fundraiser--BUNCO! 🎲🎲🎲 Join the Farmington Valley Chorus for a night of dice-rolling, fundraising fun on Saturday, March 11th at the Simsbury Masonic Hall! Doors open at 6 pm and play begins at 7 pm. No skills needed--it's all luck in this fun, fast-paced game. Refreshments, raffles, and a rollicking good time provided. 🎲Tickets are $30 and are limited. Reach out to your favorite Farmington Valley Chorus member or email email@example.com to reserve your tickets today.|
All proceeds help pay for coaching, competition costs, costumes, and new music as we prepare for Regional Competition this May.
|Last week, we sang in a new lead (center)! 🎶💈💕 Welcome to the Farmington Valley Chorus family, Amanda! So happy to sing with you.|
It's been three years since the Farmington Valley Chorus has held a holiday show and we are ready to spread some holiday cheer the best way we know how--through song! Come hear our award-winning group create beautiful barbershop harmonies and get into the holiday spirit.
Oh, happy day! We sung in a new tenor at our November 2nd rehearsal, and we're so excited to welcome Allison. We love her high harmonies and that amazing tenor sparkle that she brings to FVC! 🌟
|Show your support of Farmington Valley Chorus as we prepare to take the Sweet Adelines International stage this September and look good doing it! |
Shirts are available in two color ways, a variety of styles, and tons of sizes!
Choose to pick up your shirt at a late August rehearsal in Simsbury, CT or have it shipped to your home for an additional fee.
All funds raised will help cover chorus expenses associated with preparing and competing this fall.
Orders close on 8/14 to ensure we can wear our sweet shirts in Phoenix.
|It is with heavy hearts that we share that Karen Puzzo, a 42 year member of Farmington Valley Chorus, passed away on July 3rd surrounded by her family and friends with the Hartford skyline lit up in fireworks for a proper send off.|
Karen was a wonderful force of nature. She joined Farmington Valley in 1980 and along with some fabulous bass singing, quickly became the queen of costumes, the sovereign leader of sets and scripts and the mistress of mayhem. Karen graciously and gladly shared her talents with others in the chorus, so much so that her tips and tricks are still used for our various shows even today.
Karen was the Competition Coordinator for Region 1 Sweet Adelines, and noticing her many organizational skills she was voted on to the Regional Board of Directors and eventually became Regent. She traveled the world with FVC, but the sweetest moment in her Sweet Adelines International career was when she was presented with the Marge Bennett Award. The criteria for the award were you have to ”be a lady, a friend, be beautiful inside and out and loved by everyone you meet”. That was Karen to the letter. Karen treasured and wore the angel necklace given to her for the award every day.
Karen was very fortunate to have what she called "angels" help her when she couldn't always afford to attend Sweet Adelines competitions and trips around the country and world. Her family has established the Karen Puzzo One Voice Scholarship with the Farmington Valley Chorus to create even more angels in her honor and to be an angel for those having difficulty affording all that is required for this “hobby”. Contributions to this scholarship can be made by making a donation to Farmington Valley Chorus, 900 Misty Meadow Lane, South Windsor, CT 06074.
Karen, as far as FVC is concerned you were “Born To Be Wild”. The rebel leader of our FVC Scooter Squad will always be in our hearts as we ring those chords! Keep the rubberside down our friend (scooter slang for goodbye and Godspeed).
Karen’s full obituary can be found here:
|We celebrated some Sweet Adelines anniversaries last night. Congratulations to Erika on 5 years, Mayuko on 1 year, and Ann-Marie, Megan, and Corinna on 10 years! We're so happy that you joined our FVC family. 🎶|
|In September, we're heading to Phoenix to compete in the first Sweet Adelines International Competition since 2019. Our road there requires lots of hard work and training sessions with coaches that we bring in from around the country. They work with us to perfect our craft and hone our skills. We had our first such day last weekend, since March of 2020. Ryan Heller came and worked with us for about 7 hours. It was serious business, but we had lots of laughs too, and we ended the day a much stronger and cohesive unit than when he arrived. We are grateful for this opportunity to improve our chorus' performance ability and very excited to see the progress that we are making on our road to Phoenix!|
|Last night we welcomed another wonderful singer. Sonya (center) will be singing and ringing with us as a member of our lead section. And she's very excited to join in our journey as we prepare to compete at the international competition in Phoenix in September!|
|We are so thrilled to have Mary Lou (center) join our lead section! We're happy that she found us, and we know that her beautiful voice will help our chords ring even more.|
We had the pleasure of singing in a new member this week!!! Elsa (middle) joinied our amazing lead section. We're so happy that she stuck with us through months of forced Zoom rehearsals due to Covid. Welcome Elsa!
|We had online Zoom rehearsals for 14 months when covid forced us apart. During that time, we got to know each other much better because of a feature that Pat implemented, called What's Your Line? She spotlighted and interviewed one chorus member weekly. We met and heard about their kids and family members, learned how they became Sweet Adelines, saw their homes, and learned abut what makes them tick when they aren't singing. Because of this, we became closer than ever before.|
And for this, we thank you, Pat. You are awesome!
We were so happy to welcome Rebecca as a member of Farmington Valley Chorus on July 21, 2021!!! She moved to Connecticut from New Orleans just before the pandemic shut everything down. She was already a Sweet Adeline and had been a member of Crescent City Sound Chorus for 6 years. She missed the music, friendship, and fun. We are so glad she found us and can’t wait to add her beautiful tenor voice to our harmonies. Welcome Rebecca!
We welcomed Carly as our newest member on July 14, 2021. She is a wonderful lead, who we first met on Zoom back in September during shutdown. She participated in our holiday virtual chorus rendition of Happy Holidays and finally met us all for the first time this spring, as we returned to in person rehearsals. Oh, Carly, thanks for sticking with us, and welcome to FVC!
|Talk about trial by fire. When covid forced us to Zoom rehearsals in March of 2020, Laura (right) stepped up and figured everything out for us. She learned the platform and implemented a successful online meeting program most Wednesday nights for 14 months. This helped us to hone our skills and provided us with a place to gather together weekly, just like we have been for many years in person. We are grateful that she took this on and kept us together and singing at a time that was lonely and bleak.|
Laura, you are awesome!
We were so happy to welcome Mayu as a member of Farmington Valley Chorus on June 2, 2021!!! Mayu (in yellow shirt) will be hitting the high notes as an addition to our tenor section. She started visiting our rehearsals prior to the shut down and stuck with us on Zoom through the whole pandemic. Oh, Mayu, you had the longest audition in FVC history, and we’re thrilled to finally have you as one of us!!!