Chorus History

  • High Country Chorus  formed in late 1975, when two area choruses (Triple C and Centennial) and part of a third chorus (Jefferson Hills, now Colorado Spirit) merged.
  • Directors Sylvia Alsbury and Julie Haller led the chorus to 4th place in International Competition  when we competed in Los Angeles, in 1978, going on to capture 1st place at International competition in Atlanta in 1980.
  • The chorus won 3rd place in Kansas City in 1983 and 3rd place in Detroit in 1985 under the direction of Julie Haller.
  • Sharon Babb joined Julie as co-director in 1986 and together they led High Country to their second International 1st place in Hawaii in 1987.
  • Vicki Uhr became the director of High Country in 1991, directing us to a 1st place medal at the 1997 Region 8 competition before retiring in 1997. Vickie distinguished the chorus when she wrote the music “How We Sang Today“, which was later selected by Sweet Adelines International to become a standard piece in chorus repertoires.
  • In 1998, we competed at International competition in Nashville with Bobby Gray, Jr., as our director; in 2002 High Country took 1st place in Division AA, Mid-size Chorus for Region 8.
  • Jacque Reinig and  Sherry Feller,  became our Director and Associate Director, respectively, in May 2002. Under Jacque’s direction we have placed first in the mid-size chorus division for 8 years since 2003. We  consistently placed third overall and, in 2006, placed second in Region 8 competition.
  • In 2004 we placed 1st in AA and 3rd overall.
  • In 2005 we placed 1st in AA and 3rd overall.
  • In 2006 we placed 1st in AA and 2nd overall.
  • In July 2006 we competed in the Division AA Sweet Adelines International Education Symposium (IES) and were 3rd place medalists!
  • In 2007 we placed 1st in AA and 2nd overall.
  • In July 2008 we again placed second in Region 8, then went on to compete in the Division AA Sweet Adelines International Education Symposium (IES) and were 5th place medalists!
  • In 2009 we placed 1st in AA and 2nd overall.
  • In 2010 we placed 1st in AA and 3rd overall.
  • In 2011 we placed 2nd in AA and 4th overall.
  • In 2012 we sang for evaluation only.
  • In 2013 we placed 1st in AA and 2nd overall
  • In 2014 we competed in the new category of Open Division and won audience favorite 
  • In 2015 we placed 1st in AA
  • International Competition
  • 1978   Fourth Place    Los Angeles
  • 1980   First Place     Atlanta
  • 1987   First Place     Hawaii
  • 2006   Third Place     San Antonio
  • International Education Symposium (IES)
  • 2008   Firth Place     San Antonio
  • International Education Symposium (IES)

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Saving Paradise, One Song at a Time….

Saving Paradise - One Song at A Time
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Lakewood Cultural Center
470 Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO
Special Guest Quartet: ClassRing
Featuring Ruby Blue
Adult: $24.00/ Senior: $22.00
Student/Child/Group of 15 or More: $20.00
Lakewood Cultural Center: 303.987.7845 or online at
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