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.
During normal times, chorus members rehearse weekly to perfect the music and dance that frequently has audiences jumping out of their seats.
The chorus’s exuberant Director, Lori Lyford, is a life-time music educator, who, until her recent retirement, successfully encouraged a passionate love of music in hundreds of choral students during her career. 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 notes combine into chords that thrill in a wide variety of musical styles. Add in the visual delights of stunning costumes and innovative choreography and you’ll know why this chorus has been entertaining in Arizona for over fifty years.
2018 St. Louis Finals Performance (2019 International Champions)
2018 St. Louis Semi Final Performance (2019 International Champions)
2017 Region 21 Regional Competition, 2017 Region 21 Champions, The Scottsdale Chorus
2016 International Chorus Champions, The Scottsdale Chorus, Outgoing Champion Performance October, 2016
2015 Las Vegas Finals Performance (2016 International Champions)
2015 Las Vegas Semi Final Performance (2016 International Champions)
2013 Honolulu Finals Performance, (2014 Second Place Medalists)
2013 Honolulu Semi-Final Performance (2014 International Second Place Medallists)
2010 Seattle Finals Performance (2011 International Chorus Champions)
2010 Seattle Semi Finals Performance (2011 International Chorus Champions)
2005 Detroit Finals Performance (2006 International Champions)
The Evolution of Sound - Original One Step Dixie (1974-2006)
The chorus celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2012 and has competed in over 20 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 six times: 1984, 1989, 2006, 2011, 2016 and 2019.