About Waikato Rivertones Chorus

We are a group of women from all over the Waikato 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 educational programmes 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 Hamilton and the surrounding districts.

We have been the Champion New Zealand Chorus on numerous occasions and have represented NZ on the International stage six times, most recently in Kentucky in October 2023.

We are all ages, from youth members in their early 20's 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. 


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

24 January 2024 - 9:12am
If you love singing, now's the time to join us!
12 December 2021 - 12:56pm
We are super lucky in the Waikato Rivertones Chorus to have a strong music team, including the very talented ... more
31 May 2021 - 5:55pm
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