Martha, has been involved with Sweet Adelines International for over 36 years. She started in High School when her music director got her involved in singing in a local chorus. She started her Sweet Adeline career as a member of the Blossom Hill Chorus in San Jose, in 1980. She later joined Mission Valley Chorus and eventually became their Director for 3 years, leading them to the International Stage for her first time as a Director.
Martha has also competed in quartets on the International stage since the 90’s. Her quartet, Razzcals, was a perennial Top Ten competitor for 10 years running.
Martha has been directing the Northern Gateway Chorus since 2012. Our chorus, combined with our sister chorus Southern Oregon Sound, has consistently brought home awards from our Regional Competitions as well as 5th place medals on the International stage in 2013. Martha’s energy and enthusiasm, as well as her skills as a musician and director, make learning a fun and rewarding experience for all.
Martha is married, has four children and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Jay, moved to Rogue River, Oregon in 2004 and she currently works for Farwest Steel in Medford, Oregon. In addition to directing Northern Gateway and Southern Oregon Sound Choruses and singing with her new quartet Ditto, she is in demand as a coach for many other choruses and quartets.
Donna has been a member of Northern Gateway Chorus since shortly after they chartered in 1981. Having held many leadership positions in the Chorus over the years, including seven years as director, she is now Co-Director with Martha. She loves standing on the risers singing when Martha is in town, as well as stepping out in front during rehearsals and performances that Martha is unable to attend.
Donna and her husband, Michael, are life-long residents of Redding. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. She manages her husband's Chiropractic Office and enjoys traveling and sailing adventures with her husband and family.
WHO WE ARE
We look forward to singing with you!
Northern Gateway Chorus is a dynamic chorus of women coming from many local communities in the Redding, California region. We work toward musical excellence in vocal sound, both individually and as a chorus, as we join in the competitive world of women’s barbershop. Personal growth, friendship, entertaining our community brings joy to our music! Our music education is ongoing as we strive to improve our voices and preserve the 4-part A Capella singing in the barbershop style. We sing a wide variety of genres to please every music lover in the family!
We love having guests and always welcome new members! Please consider joining us! Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Rehearsal location: Trinity Lutheran Church Gymnasium
2440 Hilltop Drive, Redding, California
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Or call: 530-246-SING (7464)
Bringing Harmony to our Community and Contest Stage!
BENTON AIRPPARK AIR SHOW
HONEY BEE FESTIVAL
LET US SING FOR YOU!
Hire our chorus or one of our quartets to bring music to your event! We serve the greater Redding area - celebrations, birthdays, retirement homes, festivals, parties, company and club events.....
Get in touch with Northern Gateway Chorus to schedule your event by calling 530-246-SING (7464)