May 21, 2019

 

Welcome!

Sounds of the Valley Chorus is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music.

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We are a chapter located in Region 12 of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop singing through education and performance.

 

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In Memoriam

CLAIRE THERESE FOLGER

Apr 25, 2019


Claire Therese Folger, age 94, resident of Chico since 1991, died peacefully the morning of April 25. The only daughter of Michael and Catherine Sullivan, Claire was born April 3, 1925 in New London, CT. She was educated at Williams Memorial Institute and Connecticut College for Women. She was an executive secretary in the 1940s for Robertson Paper Box Company in Montville. She married then-Lt. Frederick Folger, U.S. Coast Guard, in 1953 and moved with him to Long Beach, CA at the start of a career which took their family to Seattle, Anchorage, Washington D.C., Tampa and Hamilton AFB, CA. The couple retired to Watsonville in 1977 before moving to Chico in 1991; her husband died in 2000.  


Claire generously volunteered throughout her children’s school careers. She continued that tradition at Notre Dame, Chico when her third grandson started school. Claire was a member of Our Divine Savior and volunteered in the parish office and for Catholic Ladies’ Relief Society food bank.


Claire was a member of Sounds of the Valley Sweet Adelines for more than 25 years. The sisterhood of friendships she formed at SOV continues to this day. Claire was a proud Irish daughter, proud mother to Cathy and Peter, loving Nana to Andrew, Gregory, Sean, Isaiah and Owen, and great grandmother to three girls and three boys.


Claire was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her brother Clifford. Her daughter, Cathy (Eric); son, Peter and grand- and great-grandchildren plus numerous nieces, nephews and next-generation cousins survive her.


A funeral mass will be held May 10 at 10 a.m. at Our Divine Savior Catholic Church, 566 East Lassen Avenue, Chico. A church reception follows private inurnment at Glen Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Claire requests a donation to either Parkinson Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.



 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SWEET ADELINE OF THE YEAR.....

SHIRLEY KENDALL!

 


 

Our director is the wonderful Lu Fox, who inspires us to reach new heights with each performance. We can be heard throughout the year, singing for civic and charitable organizations, private groups, community events, and fundraisers.

 Lu Fox     

 


 

 

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Sounds of the Valley Chorus

Rehearsals: Wed., 7pm; at  Trinity Methodist Church, Chico, CA

Corner of 5th Street and Flume, (Entry door is on Flume).


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We love to entertain by putting on our own musical events each year for the community, our friends, and families.  In an effort to stay committed to singing and performing at the highest level possible, we compete in an annual regional competition.

 

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