About San Francisco Sound Wave

San Francisco Sound Wave Chorus has been a part of the Bay Area musical community since 1955 and are the 2012  First Place Small Chorus Award Winners. We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International.
The chorus is committed to singing four-part harmony in the barbershop style. Barbershop music, with its close harmonies and ringing chords, is a uniquely American folk art. Our repertoire includes songs ranging from the roaring 20's to 21st century.
Members range in age from college to eighty-something and come from a wide range of occupational backgrounds.  Membership includes women from all walks of life who come from five different Bay Area counties. 


The chorus provides a supportive environment for women who want to develop their musical skills -- while some members sight read music, others learn by using audio learning tapes. In our quest to improve, members participate in offsite vocal workshops and educational weekend retreats to hone their performance skills.



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In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours 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 a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.

CompetitionIn the spring of every year, San Francisco Sound Wave Chorus competes in the Region 12 Competition in Reno, Nevada.  Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year.   The next International Competition will be held in October in Las Vegas.


The San Francisco Sound Wave is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   


November 18, 2019

Meet the Chorus

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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.


Please support our Chorus with a tax deductible donation of any amount.

What is Barbersho

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.

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