The International award-winning Mission Valley Chorus has been an entertainment mainstay of the San Francisco Bay Area since its founding in 1958. Dedicated to performing vocal music in the classic American four-part harmony style known as Barbershop, Mission Valley is one of the premier chapters of Sweet Adelines International, a women's vocal organization of more than 30,000 voices across the nation and around the world.
Mission Valley Chorus holds many regional and international contest titles, including the coveted Sweet Adelines International Championship in 1976.
Fully supported through membership dues, corporate and foundation grants, and public performances, Mission Valley earns high regard in the community not only for the superb entertainment it provides, but also for the opportunity it offers talented women to participate in a truly first-class musical experience.
Mission Valley applies its talents to virtually every style of music that can be called American: Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Broadway, Big Band, Gospel, Swing, and even Rock 'n Roll. This exciting chorus fills the stage with glitter and glamour and a rich sound attainable only from a professionally trained group of singers.
Angela Suraci is the Mission Valley Chorus Master Director. This status is awarded by Sweet Adelines International to directors of choruses who have achieved over 600 points in the annual regional competition.
Angela has taken MVC to a memorable performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall in 2008 and 2019, and to three Sweet Adeline Region 12 Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2017. In 2012, she took the chorus to the Sweet Adeline International Competition in Denver, where the chorus sang in the semi-final round, and placed 18th in the world. And in 2015, in association with Music Celebrations International, Angela took us to Ireland where we performed at three venues in Killarney, Waterford, and Dublin.
Angela joined Sweet Adelines International in 1998 and quickly took on the role of Assistant Director and Lead Section Leader in her chorus. Her barbershop history started years before as her mother, Carol, was a member since 1965 until her death in January 2014.
Angela's lifelong passion is music—singing in high school, college, and professional choirs as well as pursuing a career in opera. She is a private voice instructor and coaches quartets and choruses in Region 12 and beyond. She has also competed in several Region 12 quartets. Angela was born in Castro Valley, California, where her father resides. She lived in San Francisco for 34 years, but has recently relocated to the East Bay.