In the fall of 1950, this group began as PTA Mothersingers. Some of the original members sang with the Burbank group for over 30 years. More than 50 years ago, the Burbank Singers became affiliated with an Adult Education Class in the city of Burbank, which has been available as a class culminating in two annual performances for students, one during the holidays and one "International Day", celebrating the wide variety of students attending the school. They continue to perform all types of music for senior groups, various organizations, and retirement homes.
Choral Belles - Lakewood/Long Beach
The Choral Belles are a nonprofit group of fun-loving welcoming women who greatly enjoy singing, dancing and performing! They have sung from the mountains to the seas of Southern California for over 50 years. Originally part of the Mothersingers, they became the Choral Belles in the 1960’s and continue to be an active part of the CWC. Under director Barb Peebles they perform for various clubs, organizations and major events through the greater LA area, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Long Beach Terrace Theater, and singing the national anthem at both Dodgers and Angel's baseball games. The chorus LOVES to share their joy of singing!
Harbor Singers - Costa Mesa
The Harbor Singers, based in Costa Mesa, were originally associated with the PTA Mothersingers. Since 1952, they have been entertaining audiences throughout California including Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, Orange County Fair, retirement communities and many business and social organizations. A few members performed for the USO, entertaining troops in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. Members have varied career backgrounds and hobbies, but are united by their common love of music, singing and performing. This is truly a group with “PIZZAZ”. Proceeds from performances go towards helping to fund vocal scholarships. They hosted the 2003, 2010 and 2019 Conventions and Concerts. Contact the group at www.harborsingers.com
Lake Wildwood Women's Chorus - Penn Valley
This chorus was founded by Ginny Mclntyre in the mid 1980s in a community near Grass Valley. Ginny continues to sing with the chorus, currently under the direction of Vicki Goss. Several new singers have raised the chorus membership to 30 women who now perform for hospitals, retirement centers, civic groups and various organizations.
Monday @ JoJo's - Burbank
Monday @ Jojo’s is a women’s vocal group dedicated to sharing our love of music with the community. Our repertoire includes standards, pop, and jazz, both a capella and accompanied. We specialize in musical entertainment for all types of events.
New Century Singers Whittier - Whittier
Our chorus began about 55 years ago as PTA Mothersingers, and we changed our name at the millennium. The membership includes multi-generational women who love to sing and serve the community. We present three concerts annually: Fall, Christmas and Spring. Local performances help raise funds to support our scholarship fund. The scholarship seekers audition from Community Colleges and 4-year Colleges and Universities. We are proud to feature them at our Spring Concert. Under the dynamic leadership of our director: Judy Kertes and our accompanists: Scarlet Brais and Russ Litchfield, we continue to grow in musical ability and in membership.
Riverside Mission Belles - Riverside
The Riverside Mission Belles, a three part women's chorus, is still going strong after more than 70 years. The group began in the 1930's as the PTA Mother Singers, who in those days, sang for every school in town. A few decades later the name changed to the PTA Choristers, and later, to the Riverside Mission Belles. Their venues have vastly increased since that time and include local clubs, organizations, centers, homes, events, and meetings in the community.
Santa Barbara Treble Clef Chorus - Santa Barbara
Katherine (Katie) Saxon
A charter member of CWC, this group originated as the PTA Mothersingers in 1957. The chorus has entertained the Santa Barbara community for over 60 years, performing a wide variety of music and dance. This 30+ member group perform concerts for retirement communities, clubs and organizations, at Christmas and in the spring. They traditionally perform at the annual CWC convention concert and hosted the CWC Conventions in 1990 and 2002. Net proceeds from performances are donated for music and performing arts scholarships through CWC and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.
Soprano and Alto Singers of Solano (SASS) - Vallejo
SASS - Soprano Alto Singers of Solano (formerly Melody Choral Singers) is a 3-part women's choral group founded in Vallejo, California over 60 years ago. Today SASS consists of members from Benicia, Vallejo, Fairfield, Vacaville and American Canyon, California. We exist to create opportunities for women to sing together in our communities and provide scholarships and grants to encourage young vocalists. Locally, SASS supports talented singing groups from our communities' schools. Our annual holiday and spring concerts raise funds for these scholarships and grants. We also enjoy providing musical entertainment for community groups and businesses throughout the year.
Sweet Harmony - San Diego
Based in San Diego, the Sweet Harmony chorus (formerly the Monettes) have been in existence for more than 60 years, singing together for events in the San Diego area as well as traveling overseas to perform. They meet once a week and welcome any woman who has a love of singing to join them. With a chorus ranging from 25 to 40 members, Sweet Harmony performs Christmas and spring concerts for groups, clubs, and organizations in their surrounding communities, and offers a public concert each spring. As members of CWC, they hosted the 4Oth annual CWC convention (Ruby Jubilee) in 2009 and again in 2016 with the Serranaders.
Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus - La Crescenta
Ki Young Park
Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus (VHWC) began in the 1950s as part of the PTA Mothersingers and is an original member of the California Women’s Chorus. Founded by Betty McGaughey, its Director until her retirement in 1999, the chorus is based in La Crescenta with 37 current members who reside in nearby Foothills communities. VHWC performs at local service clubs, church groups and retirement homes during the fall and spring. This friendly group strives to promote choral singing among women, bring the joy of music to surrounding communities and support talented young singers through the CWC Music Scholarship program. In 2018, the chorus welcomed Ki Park as Director. Ms. Park is only the third person to fill this position in the group’s history, following in the footsteps of Betty McGaughey and Sharon Schlarb, Director from 1999 - 2018. VHWC, together with the Burbank Singers, co-hosted the 2011 Convention, A Song in Our Hearts, and the 2017 convention and concert, California Dreamin’.