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We are an "all inclusive" chorus of men and women from their teens to 80s who are dedicated to singing a variety of music in the Barbershop style.

 

Rob Mance on PRINCIPLES of VOCAL PRODUCTION during Monday's Rehearsal

Rob Mance, the artistic director of Central Standard chorus and founding artistic director of SAI chorus, Vocal Standard will speak to our chapter during the first half of this Monday's (1/25/21) rehearsal.  He will be speaking on Principles of Vocal Production, and will cover foundational principles related to how we produce sound, and will debunk popular vocal myths and urban legends about singing.

Rob has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Kansas. He is an active clinician for high school vocal ensembles, maintains a recording studio, and serves as a BHS judge in the singing category (2016-present), and formerly in the music category (2001-2016).

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CONGRATULATIONS! 

Each year we recognize those members who have done a little more for our Chapter and Chorus. We usually make these presentations at a restaurant during our installation dinner. This year, as with our rehearsals, we were on Zoom.  None the less, each member receiving an award deserves a big thank you: 

Rang Hansen Memorial Award, given for countless contributions, support, effort and assistant to the President awarded to Tom Raffety

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The Valley Harmony Singers wish all a Happy New Year!

The Valley Harmony Singers wish all a joyous and safe New Year's Eve celebration, and our hope the the new year will bring all of us harmony, peace and health so that we may put this past year behind us!  

We hope to see you all on January 4th, our first rehearsal of the new year.

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Reminder! We are dark on December 28th

We wish all of you a happy holiday season, and we will be back on Monday, January 4th 2021.  May your next year be better than this one has been, and the Valley Harmony Singers wish you all a year of Harmony, Health, Satisfaction, and Achievement. 

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Valley Harmony Singers to Support the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry!

The Holiday Season is one of charity and giving.  During normal years, our chorus has collected and donated food and toys for those less fortunate.  This season, since we will not be meeting in person for our usual holiday celebration, we will be donating to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry instead.  If you wish to donate, please write a check for what you can afford, make the check out to "The San Fernando Valley Chapter" and write Interfaith Food Pantry in the memo field.  Mail the check to "The Valley Harmony Singers, 14960 Sherman Way, #A103, Van Nuys, CA 91405".  The checks will be consolidated and a single check from the Chapter will be sent to the Food Pantry.  The Valley Harmony Singers is a 501(c)

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It's Holiday Party Time!

On Monday December 21, 2020 the Valley Harmony Singers (VHS) will be celebrating our annual Holiday Party in a virtual manner during our regular 7:30-9:00 PST weekly rehearsal. There will still be a lot of singing and perhaps a number of delicious snacks. This time, however, BYOS! We will also be lifting a cup of cheer to wish in the New Year and hopefully wear something apropos to this time of year. There will be special entertainment from our members and from guest artists as well. We will sing a number of holiday songs and have some holiday-themed videos as well.

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Far Western District VP for the SouthWest division speaks at our rehearsal

Brent Anderson, the district VP for our division spoke at our last vitual rehearsal.  He  summarized what was going on in the Far Western District, and was effusive in praising the commitment our members have shown it supporting our chapter.  Our rehearsals, our Teaching Quartet and our new website place us at the top of Far Western District as far as maintaining a successful chapter through these challenging times.

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Daylight Savings Time Ends This Saturday

Halloween lasts an hour longer this year!

Remember to set you clocks back one hour this Saturday night/Sunday Morning.

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October 26th is COSTUME REHEARSAL Day

On the last rehearsal day of October, which will be October 26th, all participants to our virtual ZOOM rehearsal are encouraged to attend in costume! Please remember the following:

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We Will Be Dark on September 28th

Our chorus will not be rehearsong on September 28th this year.  Our next rehearsal after today will be at 7:30 pm October 5th.  As usual, all guests are welcome, please email us at [email protected] for more information and for instructions on how to join our ZOOM rehearsal.

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