Mission Valley Chorus Quartets

Mission Valley Chorus is proud to have the following quartets associated with our chorus.  We endorse all of them as excellent singers and entertainers, suitable for any occasion...


Charmed! members...
Lead:Loie Varner
Bass:Susan Zarchy
Baritone:Jillian Kirkham
Tenor:Julie Varner
Area of operation: SF Bay Area, California
State: CA


Fourmata members...
Lead:Sarah Nieman
Bass:Voula Brown
Baritone:Harriett Feltman
Tenor:Susan Wong
Area of operation: SF Bay Area, California
State: CA


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Tenor Chris Jacobs (Mission Valley) volunteers in Region 12’s Mountain Harmony Camp every year and loves passing on the barbershop style to young people. She’s a new empty-nester, with a daughter who just finished college and son just starting.

Lead Karen Fish (Diablo Vista) has been the coach for Ladies First, a YWIH barbershop class at Concord High for 22 years.  She is classically trained, but fully converted to barbershop!

Baritone Suzanne Olsen (Diablo Vista) joined Sweet Adelines in Tokyo, Japan in 1986.  She started choruses in Bangkok, and Mexico City.  Since moving back to the US she’s sung in 4 choruses and is joyfully singing with her 3rd top 5 Regional quartet, LiveWire.
LiveWire members...
Lead:Karen Fish
Bass:Lysanda Lee
Baritone:Suzanne Olsen
Tenor:Chris Jacobs
General public contact: 925-381-4040
State: CA


2014 Sweet Adelines International Queens of Harmony!

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At ages ranging from 11 - 14 years old, the quartet now known as LoveNotes began as a Young Women In Harmony quartet through Sweet Adelines International in 2002. The group, then called UnderAge Quartet, performed and competed regionally at the Young Women's level until they won the 2005 International Young Women In Harmony (YWIH) competition in Greenville, South Carolina.

After their YWIH win the group continued to work at their craft, perform, educate, and compete at the adult level through Sweet Adelines. In 2009, they became Regional Champions for Pacific Shores Region 12 and started competing at the International level with the world's best barbershop quartets.  LoveNotes also competed in the larger a cappella community.  They participated in Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella competition in 2009 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco where they won 1st place and also received the award for Best Original Arrangement for Bohemian Rhapsody.  They went on to compete at the Harmony Sweepstakes Nationals where they placed 2nd while also winning the Audience Favorite award. In November 2009 LoveNotes appeared in Nashville to compete for the first time on the international stage.  For several years they continued to excel and progress in their craft, capturing two Audience Favorites awards along the way.  In the Fall of 2013 LoveNotes was crowned the 2014 International Quartet Champion 'Queens of Harmony' at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Competition in Honolulu, Hawaii.  They were also chosen as winners of the Celebrity Award by Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers.

LoveNotes has recorded three CDs that can be purchased on their website and they continue to travel to perform and teach workshops on the barbershop style.

To hire LoveNotes for a show, event, or workshop go to www.lovenotesquartet.com/contact
LoveNotes members...
Lead:Mia Dessenberger
Bass:Stephanie Lawson
Baritone:Caitlin Castelino
Tenor:Brittany Gilmore
General public contact: 408-738-1039
Area of operation: SF Bay Area, California
State: CA


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Kathy Mussett, Margo Biron, Barbara Zinicola, and Laurie Yoh joined forces to become Songstruck Quartet in August 2016.
Songstruck members...
Lead:Margo Biron
Bass:Laurie Yoh
Baritone:Barbara Zinicola
Tenor:Kathy Mussett
Area of operation: SF Bay Area, California
State: CA

With A Twist

With A Twist
With A Twist members...
Lead:Joy Brawn
Bass:Barbara Vander Putten
Baritone:Donna Schanck
Tenor:Sally Massen
Area of operation: SF Bay Area
State: CA

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