The River Blenders Chorus is more than just an acapella ensemble, it is a family. As a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, we love getting together each week and sharing four-part harmony!
You don't need to be an amazing soloist! Each member brings their voice to the ensemble and together we create a musical expression that is vital and alive!
If you are female and like to sing, we invite you to visit us by coming to a rehearsal. It's the perfect way to find out more about us. You'll hear us perform barbershop music and be on the risers with us singing along.
We rehearse on Monday nights, starting at 7:30pm, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 15764 Clayton Rd, Chesterfield. We can't wait to meet you!
Questions About Membership?
Here are answers to some frequently-asked questions:
How much of my time will it take to be a River Blender?
Weekly rehearsals throughout the year (mostly Monday nights, some Tuesdays) with time during the week working on songs independently as needed.
Bi-Annual shows, usually in May or November, which alternate with International Competition years
Yearly Sweet Adelines Regional Competition in March or April (weekend event)
Annual Retreat to focus on preparing for competition (weekend event)
We perform in and around the St. Louis area 2-4 times per year for local festivals, business events, charitable events, holiday parties and art festivals.
At the end of each of our rehearsals we sing "How We Sang Today", a classic barbershop song. After attending three to four rehearsals, we ask that you record yourself singing this song while on the risers with us at the end of the night. You will then email your recording to our director to be evaluated.
How do I learn the songs?
We have sheet music available for all singers and we have audio tracks of each voice part available for almost all of our songs. Reading music is not a requirement.
For any other questions, please contact our Membership Manager: