This group began as PTA Mothersingers in the fall of 1950. Some of the original members sang with the Burbank group for over 30 years. More than 50 years ago, the Burbank Singers became part of an Adult Education Class in the city of Burbank. In the past, their Spring show " Broadway to Burbank" was well enjoyed by the community. They continue to perform all types of music for senior groups, various organizations and retirement homes. Their current director, Diana Tyson, does double duty as accompanist to the Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus.
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.
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 and 2010 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 1980's 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.
Melody Choral Singers - Vallejo
Founded in 1947 as part of the PTA Mothersingers, Melody Choral Singers is based in San Francisco's North Bay. Comprising 17 members from Vallejo, Benicia and American Canyon, they celebrate 64 years of music and fellowship. This busy group gives two public concerts each year, Christmas time and in the spring, in addition to performing for hospitals, women's clubs and social organizations.
New Century Singers Whittier - Whittier
Our 45-member chorus began about 50 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, Clella Snider and Edward Sywulka, we continue to grow in musical ability and in membership. We hosted the 1999, 2004, and 2012 CWC conventions, enjoying the bonding of CWC members in friendship and the joy of creating beautiful music.
Riverside Mission Belles - Riverside
This group is still going strong after more than 70 years. The original chorus began as PTA Mothersingers in the 1930's and in those days sang for every school in town. Their venues have vastly increased since that time. A few decades later, the name was changed to the PTA Choristers and eventually to the Riverside Mission Belles. As such, they give frequent performances for local clubs, organizations, centers, homes, events, and meetings in their community. As a member chorus of the CWC, the Mission Belles' goals are to encourage singing among women and to raise funds to be awarded to promising young vocal students, at the annual CWC convention and public concert.
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 50 years, performing a wide variety of music and dance dating from the 1900s to the present. This 40+ member group perform concerts for groups, clubs and organizations, as well as many Christmas sing-outs. They traditionally perform at the annual CWC convention and concert. Proceeds from performances are used for music and performing arts scholarships. The chorus is open to all women over 18 years of age. It has been said that if you can carry a tune, can hear harmony and like to have fun, this chorus will teach you the rest, including even how to dance.
Sweet Harmony - San Diego
Based in San Diego, the Sweet Harmony chorus (formerly the Monettes) have been in existence for more than 50 years, singing together for events in the San Diego area as well as traveling to Europe and Hawaii to perform. They meet once a week and welcome any woman who has a love of singing to join them. With a membership of 37, the Sweet Harmony perform Christmas and Spring concerts for groups, clubs and organizations in their surrounding communities, and they perform a public concert each spring. As members of CWC, they hosted the Ruby Jubilee, the 4Oth annual CWC convention, in 2009.
Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus - La Crescenta
The 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 and currently has over 30 members who reside in nearby Foothills communities. VHWC performs at many local service clubs, church groups and retirement homes during the year. This friendly group strives to promote choral singing among women, bring the joy of music to the surrounding communities and support talented young singers through the CWC Music Scholarship program. In 2011, VHWC hosted the annual CWC convention and concert 'A Song in our Hearts' and, along with the Burbank Singers, will co-host the 2017 Convention in Glendale.