About Minnesota Valley Chorus

Minnesota Valley Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have over 30+ singers of all ages and of all walks of life.  We have members from the Mankato area including North Mankato, Eagle Lake, St. Peter, Kasota, Elysian, Madelia, Nicollet, Rochester and Menomonie, WI..


ChorusThe main purpose of c
horus is to get out and sing for our community. We produce an annual show, perfom at a number of community events, and compete at an annual regional contest.  We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.Performance



1945: Sweet Adelines International was founded

1973: Minnesota Valley Chorus was organized by our Director, Carol Grimmer

1975: Minnesota Valley Chorus is affiliated with Sweet Adelines International

2010: Minnesota Valley Chorus celebrates 35 years of sharing the love of music!

2015: Minnesota Valley Chorus celebrates 40 years of Harmony in music!


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

CompetitionIn the spring of every year, Minnesota Valley Chorus participates in the Region 6 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 get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. International Competition is bing held in Las Vegas in 2015, 2016 & 2017. Click here to learn more.


Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Minnesota Valley Chorus currently is home to a wonderful quartet, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.



Our City Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.




March 20, 2018


Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!

Join Us!

Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.

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What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.

Support Your Chorus

Find out how you can help support great music in your community!

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