The Scottsdale Chorus is affiliated with the Sweet Adelines International organization, which is dedicated to promoting a cappella, four-part harmony, barbershop style music through education, competition and performance.
The chorus celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2012 and has competed in 17 International contests since 1974, never achieving less than Third Place. Their competitive spirit and commitment to musical excellence has led them to the coveted First Place International Championship five times: 1984, 1989, 2006 and 2011 and 2016.
Chorus members rehearse weekly to perfect the music and dance that frequently has audiences leaping to their feet with hearty-- Bravos! Their exuberant Director, Lori Lyford, a life-time music educator, is the choral director at Chandler High School. She is also one of the most sought-after coaches in the barbershop genre, conducting training seminars and coaching sessions throughout the United States and abroad.
Expect an astounding sound as the notes combine into chords that thrill. Add in the visual delights of stunning costumes and innovative choreography. Mix this together with a variety of songs, and you’ll know why this chorus has been entertaining in Arizona for over fifty years.