About Forth Valley Chorus

Forth Valley Chorus (FVC) started in 1987 with 8 just members. In 2018, our 31st year, we  have 110 members – including 3 founder members. 


Our name was chosen to reflect our membership of women of all ages and backgrounds, from all over Central Scotland, Fife, Tayside, Aberdeen and the Scottish Borders; but our membership now extends to ladies from all over the world.

Forth Valley Chorus is affiliated to  Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organisation of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.



The chorus delights in performance and entertainment, including corporate or event entertainment, fundraising for ourselves or other Charities, and at our biennial show, at Edinburgh's prestigious Usher Hall. Our next Usher Hall show is scheduled for October 6th 2018. Check out our Performance page for more details 





Forth Valley Chorus takes the advancement of singing and performance capabilities quite seriously; our commitment, enjoyment and enthusiasm are evident; and our welcoming friendship is renowned. One of our main goals and focus for 2017 was competing on the International stage in Las Vegas, in October where we represented the UK in style and came 11th in the world.

Of course, as a fun group of 100+ women, we are always interested in those important matters for every event - “what are we singing and wearing?”

please check out our Hire Us section.



In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. Several times a year, we receive coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.



Each May,Forth Valley Chorusparticipates in our Region's (UK & Netherlands)chorus competition. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories can then travel to International Competition, which is held in autumn in the USA each year. 


Forth Valley Chorus has won the Regional Competition 6 times, and are already making plans for May 2018 when the Region 31 Competition takes place in Gateshead. 

Our Region is one of the highest achieving Regions worldwide and we look forward to the exciting challenge every time we compete.

Quartets & Small Groups

Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets and small groups in addition to singing with the chorus. Forth Valley Choruscurrently is home to a number of wonderful quartets and small groups, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartets & small group section to learn more.




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