Take a familiar melody, blend in three parts of close harmony, add innovative choreography and glittering costumes. Multiply by 100+ energetic women who are passionate about performing four-part harmony, barbershop-style, and what do you get? The incomparable Scottsdale Chorus, four-time Sweet Adelines International Champions!
Scottsdale is our chorus home, but our members are from all over the state of Arizona and farther. Although we have a wide range of ages and a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles, we all share a bond through our love of music in performance and competition. Our goal is to draw others to share our love of harmony and our joy of singing.
September 19, 1962
Lori Lyford came to Scottsdale Chorus in 1993 from Yakima, Washington, where she directed the Rolling Hills Chorus in Region 13. Within a few short months (in her FIRST appearance on the International Competition stage!) she directed the Scottsdale Chorus to a 3rd Place win. She has since taken the chorus to International competition 11 times resulting in Five Third-place, Two Second-place, and Four First-place medals.
Lori is one of the most sought-after coaches in the barbershop genre throughout the United States and abroad. She is a Master 700 Director and a member of SAI Master Faculty. Lori is the ultimate performer and driving force behind the success of the Scottsdale Chorus.
CHORUS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Lee Ann Reichow
Master Director 700, SAI Master Faculty
2019 Sweet Adelines International Champion Chorus
2017 Region 21 Champion Chorus
2016 Sweet Adelines International Champion Chorus