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Forth Valley Chorus is an group of 100 extraordinary women of a variety of ages and backgrounds with one thing in common - we love to sing barbershop music. We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International.

 

At the moment, Forth Valley are still basking in the glow of winning the recent Region 31 Sweet Adelines Competition in Warwick, with a record breaking regional score of 696. It was the first competition since 2019  and wonderful to get together and compete with other choruses from around the UK and Netherlands. Winning this competition qualifies the chorus to compete in the 2023 SAI International Convention in Louisville Kentucky next October.

 

If you are curious, here is the link to our performance in Warwick. 

https://youtu.be/udI4zJ0qrTM 

 

The win was built on the back of keeping things going throughout lockdown. We progressed with rehearsals and social events via zoom to keep our spirits up. We even managed to learn some choreography. Our journey back to the risers involved singing outside in a sports stadium, in our hall but masked and distanced before finally being able to make it back onto the risers and singing unmasked. What a night that was! 


Reflecting on life before Lockdown

 ....just before Covid! 

We sang for the Lord Provost and guests at the City Council Chambers, at Brewhemia and in St Giles Cathedral as part of the annual Bloodwise Concert. We also busked in Waverley Market for Maggie's Cancer Centre our chosen charity that year. 

 

Top Ten Success in New Orleans!

On Saturday 21st September 2019 we broke the UK record and stormed into the TOP 10 in our competition in New Orleans. Along with scores of other Barbershop choruses and quartets we filled the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans with harmony for a full week. We were there representing Sweet Adeline’s International Region 31 Quartet of Nations – which includes Great Britain and the Netherlands – and put both Scotland and the UK on the Barbershop map .This is the first time a region 31 chorus has EVER featured in the TOP 10.


Our finals package evoked both emotion and exuberance and landed us a 10th place spot
with the best of barbershop across the globe. The delight and pride we felt in that acheivement kept us going through the zoom rehearsals of lockdown. 


If you missed the performance which was broadcast live from New Orleans you can catch our 2019 Finals Package here 2019 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma93aIM_zgM

 

Our semi final set which got us to the final can be seen here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d60ChfyK1VY

 

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If you would like to see our 2018 Gold Medal winning performance that got us to New Orleans Click Here      

                                              

We'll never forget  Las Vegas....

Although 2017 is a wee while ago now it was such a notable year for FVC. That year we competed in the Sweet Adelines International Competition and Convention in Las Vegas. We gained an amazing 11th place. At that point FVC was the highest placed chorus from Region 31. This also meant we had the honour of being the first chorus from Region 31 to sing on finals day, when we had the privilege of acting as mic warmers for the finals competition. We brought a little piece of Scotland to the stage at the MGM Grand in Vegas. Click here to see our Mic Warmers Set

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