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Local Resident Celebrates San Diego Chorus Award


Last updated 4/28/2023 at 10:22am

Sally Theriault, Borrego Springs resident, retired Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Interpreter and President of Borrego Springs Soroptimist club, is a proud member of the San Diego Chorus, which was recently awarded "second place" with an overall score of 674 in the 2023 Golden West Region 21 Chorus Competition.

According to Theriault, who joined the Chorus in 2013, the San Diego Chorus awaits the results of all SAI Regional Competitions in hopes of receiving a "Wild Card" designation which earns the opportunity to compete internationally in the 2024 Semi Finals in Kansas City at next year's Sweet Adelines International Chorus and Quartet Competitions.

"The competition is serious. There are so many fantastic chorale groups, just in San Diego, let alone in the Western Region. It's a supergroup; and I am thrilled we earned such a high overall score. It gives us a chance to get to the Semi Finals."

Theriault joined the Chorus because, "I love to sing, and was looking for a challenge, and barbershop is challenging," stated Theriault, adding that "it's good for the heart and the brain."

She, however, admitted there was one drawback – the weekly drive to San Diego for practice. "If you like to sing harmony and don't mind driving to San Diego, join us. Plus, I'd love to share rides with someone," Theriault offered.

The San Diego Chorus performs award-winning 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Founded in 1951, our nonprofit 501c3 organization is a two-time international champion and recently celebrated 70 years.

Under the artistic direction of Kathleen Hansen, the San Diego Chorus and the San Diego Women's Chorus invite you to attend the momentous joint performance, Legacy: Lifting as We Climb, on May 7 at 4 p.m. This historic concert will take place at Lincoln High School in the heart of San Diego.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at and Discounted tickets are available for youth, students, seniors, military, and disabled patrons. The performance will be ASL-interpreted for deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members