Our goal is to bring men together to enrich lives through the gift of music and for the encouragement, education and preservation of Barbershop harmony in the Edmonton Area. We showcase our joy of singing Barbershop music throughout the year in and around the Edmonton area. We can be enjoyed in our practice facility, at community events, festivals, our annual competition or show.
The main purpose of Grove City Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at annual competitions.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella 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.
In the spring of every year, Grove City Chorus participates in the Evergreen Division III chorus competition which was last hosted by Grove City Chorus in 2017. 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. In 2019, International Competition will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Grove City Chorus currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them!
Grove City Chorus is a chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society, a non-profit organization of approximately 25,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Nashville, TN.