About Waikato Rivertones Chorus

We are a group of women who love to sing in four-part harmony.

We are members of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organisation committed to advancing the musical art-form of barbershop harmony through education and performances.

Sweet Adelines promotes friendship and a sense of belonging among women of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds, making it one of the most welcoming and empowering organisations to be found.  There are currently more than 23,000 members throughout America and 14 other countries.

The Waikato Rivertones Chorus has been a chapter of Region 35 since 1995 and currently has around 50 members from throughout  Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and Turangi.

We have been the Champion New Zealand Chorus on numerous occasions and have represented NZ on the International stage five times, most recently in Las Vegas in October 2017.

We are all ages, from youth members as young as 9, to over 70's.  We are students, teachers, doctors, nurses, farmers, at-home mums and business professionals, retired women and just-starting-work women.

We sing because we love it and we perform in our own shows and for corporate, community and private events, as well as working hard to compete against the world’s best and constantly improving our craft.

We can perform for you – and you can join us. You can follow us on Facebook or sign up to become a Friend of the Waikato Rivertones and receive regular email updates about our happenings and how you can be involved. 


If you need to send us a postal letter please address it to:

Waikato Rivertones Chorus

P O Box 4213

Hamilton East



Sweet Adelines International 

Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organisation committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.  There are more than 27,000 members in a dozen countries around the world, and in New Zealand about 20 choruses participate around the country.

                              Find out more about Sweet Adelines International or New Zealand’s Region #35

Recent news

21 March 2021 - 10:26pm
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8 February 2021 - 6:13pm
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25 November 2020 - 10:14pm
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