What We Do

Voices United Chorus is a women's singing organization that meets regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have about 30 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of the Central Valley area.

Voices United Chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, an amazing group of real women, singing real harmony, and having real fun today! Each week, Sweet Adelines International encourages women all over the world to reach their full singing potential. There are unlimited training and educational opportunities as well as spectacular performance and entertainment possibilities.

Voices United Chorus is an extraordinary group of women who meet weekly to rehearse and learn to perform a cappella music as a group. The music we make together is sung in four-part harmony and  is a challenging and rewarding pursuit.

Our director inspires us to reach new heights with each performance.  Michael Ogdon is a respected musical educator who brings his years of performing and teaching experience to our weekly rehearsals.

Join in the fun, the music, and the friendship!

Voices United Chorus Rehearses:

Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
5140 North Fruit Avenue, Fresno, CA
(on Fruit between Shaw and San Jose)

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Need An Outlet for Your Singing Talent?  Voices United is the place for you - Join Us!

We love to entertain by putting on our own musical events each year for the community, our friends, and families and, being true to our commitment to sing and perform at the highest level possible, we compete each year in the Sweet Adelines International Regional Competition.  We also sing at charity fundraisers. Please contact us to sing at your next special event!

PERFORMANCES

The main purpose of Voices United Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events and at annual competitions. We also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentines Day and Mother's Day. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please contact our performance coodinator.

EDUCATION

In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a capella 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.

COMPETITION

In the spring of every year, Voices United Chorus participates in the Region 11 chorus competition in Bakersfield, CA. 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.

QUARTETS

Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Voices United Chorus currently is home to two quartets, and we are very proud of them! Follow them in our Buzz!


AFFILIATION

Voices United Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide.  The Sweet Adelines International headquarter office is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.