Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Christmas season has begun!

Whether you are a believer in Christmas music all year round or have a strict policy of "Only after Thanksgiving or I'll kick you," we have started to bring our own brand of Christmas joy to whomever will listen.

We started off our Christmas sing out season by performing last Thursday night at the Polo Senior Center for a wonderful crowd of chili supper goers.  It was a great, intimate performance for a crowd that obviously liked to have fun.

On the very next night, we participated in the Rock Falls, IL Hometown Holidays.  We were able to sing for the crowds at the Red Cross, Mercy Nursing and the Hometown Holidays stages.  We even took a picture with Santa!  Clearly, none of us are on the "Naughty" list.

To finish off our Christmas sing out kick-off weekend, we sang at the Thanksgiving supper at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Sterling, IL.  We performed for an appreciative crowd as they enjoyed their delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  At least, it smelled delicious.

As the Christmas season continues, we will be singing at nursing and retirement homes in Sterling, Dixon, Rock Falls and Clinton, IA as well as community Christmas events in Dixon and Franklin Grove.  We would love to see you around this winter.  For more information on our sing outs in December, feel free to click on any event listed in our calendar.

Since we are spending so much time performing this month, we are done rehearsing for the year, but we would love to see you at one of our rehearsals as we start back up in the new year.  If you want more information, you can fill out the form on our Come Join Us! page.

If we don't see you around, we wish you a Happy Holiday season and especially a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Our last rehearsal of the year!

This Thursday is our last rehearsal of the year.  Because it is our last rehearsal we are going to make it a special one and turn it into a little bit of a sing-out.  We will be at the Polo Senior Center in Polo, IL at 7:00 pm.  You can come on out and join us or come on out, watch and listen to some good barbershop. After this week we will be out and about Christmas caroling in Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon, Prophetstown, Morrison, Franklin Grove and Clinton, IA.  We will start back up with our regular rehearsal schedule on January 3rd of the new year at our regular location, the Rock Falls Community Building.  We hope to see you around!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thank You For Your Service!

Wayne (one of our assistant directors) has faithfully served the society as a Presentation Judge for 26 years. He retired this year. Thank you for your service to our chorus and BHS.

First Rehearsal After Contest

Monday, September 30, 2013

2013 Illinois District Fall Convention

Here we are performing our set that earned us a 8th place finish and the 2A Plateau Championship

We also want to congratulate one of our chapter quartets, 74 and a quarter, on a very fine performance.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

We sing today!

We are singing tonight at the Illinois District Fall Convention in Bloomington, IL.  The quartet semi-final contest last night was really good and we are excited to see the quartet finals this afternoon.  Tonight, however, we get to take the stage so watch out!  Choruses from all over the district will be competing and we can't wait to share the stage with them. If you happen to be around, the quartet finals are at 11:30 am.  More importantly, however, the chorus contest starts at 7:00 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.  Send us your love and support but if you are around, stop by and hear us, and a bunch of other great choruses, ring chords like never before!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

5th Annual Youth In Harmony Festival

Today is the 5th Annual RRVBC Youth In Harmony Festival.  Come to the YIH concert tonight to see the great music the kids are making. The concert is tonight at 6:30 at the Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School in Sterling, IL. Tickets can be purchased at the door for the low price of $5. The concert will also feature quartet 74 and a quarter, the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus, Sweet Adelines Chorus River City Sound and the boys and girls YIH Choruses. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Thanks for a great church sing-out season!

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Rock River Valley Chorus travels to churches throughout the area to present our sermon-in-song. This year we had a great season and we want to send a big thank you to all the churches that invited us. The people that we met were so wonderful and welcoming. If you are interested in having us sing at your church next summer or just want more information, you can contact us through Facebook, this website or get in touch with any chorus member.


Our final sing-out of the season was last Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, IL. We had a great time delivering our sermon-in-song. We sang some songs, told some jokes (most funny, some groaners), and enjoyed when a few of our members sang some fantastic solos. We always love singing for people, but we all agree that the best part of the evening was the fellowship with the members of the church during the ice cream social afterward.

Chorus director Tim Pashon leads the chorus in our first of
the evening.

Chorus lead Ben Dirks sings a solo
during our rendition of
America, the Beautiful.

Tim shares with the congregation
his inspirational rendition of Gloryland
as the chorus sings backup vocals
for him.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Last church sing-out of the year!

Hey everyone- Tonight is the last church sing-out of the year, and we will be singing at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon at 5:30. It will be lots of fun sharing our sermon-in-song, especially because afterwards there will be an ice cream social! Yeah!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Our special Guest!

We had one special who is visiting all the way from New Zealand! Charlotte Murray, the director of the Vocal FX chorus and friend, coach and mentor of the 3 time International Silver Medalist quartet, Musical Island Boys!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Had a small group, but still had a great time! We had 2 guests and one of them (a YOUTH) was given paperwork to join!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Our director Tim in all his glory!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Upcoming Singouts

Come join us for our next sing out on Saturday, July 13th at Prairie Dell Church outside of Shannon, IL at 7:00 pm or the next day Sunday, July 14th at Forreston Faith Church in Forreston, IL at 10:00 am. We hope to see you there!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Kevin at grad school!

One of our assistant directors, Kevin O'Keefe, is at grad school this summer. Hopefully he will learn how to actually conduct a chorus. He doesn't look he is doing much.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Come see us perform!

Come see the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus!  We will be performing through the summer at various churches around the Sauk Valley Area.