About Mission Valley Chorus

The Chorus

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.

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.

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 Chorus is committed to musical excellence as its members advance the art form of barbershop harmony through individual growth, education, performance, and community outreach. In doing so, we reflect our principles of inclusivity for women of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations; offering love, respect, acceptance, support, equality, and justice. We use our blended voices to truly harmonize the world.

 

Our Director

Mission Valley Chorus proudly claims Angela Suraci as its Master Director. With music in her genes (her mother Carol was a Sweet Adeline for 49 years and her father a professional musician), Angela has been a singer her entire life, singing in high school, college and professional choirs as well as pursuing a career in opera.

Angela joined Sweet Adelines International in 1998 and quickly took on the roles of Assistant Director and Lead Section Leader in her chorus. She became the director of Mission Valley in 2015 and then attained Master Director status for directing the chorus and achieving over 600 points in the annual regional competition.

Under Angela’s directorship Mission Valley Chorus has performed twice at Carnegie Hall, aboard a cruise ship, and at Killarney, Waterford and Dublin, Ireland in association with Music Celebrations International. MVC has won three Sweet Adeline Region 12 championships (2011, 2013, and 2017) with Angela at the helm. In 2012 she took the chorus to the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Denver where the chorus sang in the semi-final round and placed 18th in the world and in 2018 to the Harmony Sweepstakes Contest in St. Louis where the chorus’ steampunk package placed second.

Angels is a private voice instructor and coaches individuals, quartets and choruses locally and around the country. She has competed in several Region 12 quartets and enjoys the reputation of selecting and directing innovative musical arrangements. Angela lives in San Leandro where, when she is not working and sometimes when she is, she is part-time referee to her two cats, Dora and Bella.

 

Watch our chorus video productions!

The COVID-19 pandemic and social-distancing did not stop us from creating music together. The videos were created by assembling individual member videos. Click here to watch them.
 

Have a listen!

Click here to buy a CD with some Mission Valley favorites.

Here are audio clips of some of our songs to give a better idea of how we sound...

Can You Feel The Love Tonight

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New York New York

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Reach

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Sing, sing a song



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