Heart of the Valley Children's Choir

(541) 738-7888
Email the Office
260 SW Madison, Ste 101
Corvallis, OR 97333
Monday: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Saturday: Call for appointment
Sunday: Call for appointment

Preparatory Choir
Steve Herb, Director
Mandee Varner, Coordinator

Children's Choir 1
Aimee Newman, Director
Natalie Summerlin, Coordinator

Children's Choir 2
Carol Nelson, Director
Laura Davis, Coordinator
Wendy McLaren, Coordinator

Festival Choirs
Carol Nelson, Director
Terry Anderson, Coordinator
Mindy Capilla, Coordinator

Chamber Choir
Carol Nelson, Director
Patti O'Bannan, Coordinator
Mandee Varner, Coordinator

Uniforms, Office Manager
Candice O'Bannan

CFO/Tour Director
Jean Scott

Anita Neilson

Web Site
Pam Van Londen

Scrip Sales
Carla Friedt

Beth Powell Concert 2014

All HVCC choirs will sing at the Beth Powell Memorial Concert at 3:00pm, Sunday, June 1, 2014 at LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus.

Admission is $10 for Adults and $7 for Seniors and Children. Tickets can be purchased at the Scrip table during rehearsals. They are also available at Gracewinds, Custom Eyes, and  Sids Stevens Jewelers. Purchases may also be made at the door 1 hour before the concert.

Tentative Saturday May 31 Rehearsal (casual clothing)

  • 9:00am-10:00am- Festival Choir
  • 10:00am-10:30am- Festival Choir AND Children’s 2
  • 10:30am-11:00am- Festival Choir AND Children’s 2 AND Children’s 1
  • 11:00am-11:15am- ALL CHOIRS (except Prep & Gracenotes)
  • 11:15am-12:15pm- Chamber Choir

Sunday June 1 Rehearsal (formal dress)

TIMES are estimated. Check back for final details.   Check in 15 minutes ahead of rehearsal time.

  • 11:30am-12:30pm- Chamber Choir (returns for Combined ALL CHOIRS @ 1:45)
  • 12:30pm-1:45pm- Festival Choir
  • 1:00pm-1:45pm- Festival Choir AND Children’s 2 AND Children’s 1
  • 1:45pm-2:00pm- ALL CHOIRS
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm- Children’s 1 AND Prep AND Gracenotes

Call time for concert is 2:30pm.

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30th Anniversary Festival 2014

HVCC will host their 30th Anniversary Festival with Music Celebrations from June 30 to July 2, 2014 with events at several venues in Corvallis and at Oregon State University. Featuring Artistic Directors include Sean Ivory, Artistic Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus, and Paul Caldwell, Artistic Director of the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago. Several choirs from around the nation will take workshops and perform a combined finale for the public during the 4-day festival.
HVCC Choir and Orchestra

Caldwell and Ivory works have become staples in the repertoire of many of the world’s finest ensembles. Their music has been telecast on PBS and A&E and performed at Avery Fisher Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. They have been scheduled to conduct three concerts of their music in Carnegie Hall during the 2013-2014 season.

In recognition of Caldwell’s work in this capacity, he and his chorus are recipients of the Chorus America/ASCAP prize for Adventurous Programming. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Chorus America and on the Advisory Board of the New Orleans Children’s Chorus. He was recognized for his contribution to the choral community nationwide at the 2008 National Performing Arts Conference when he was selected as the recipient of Chorus America’s Michael J. Korn Founders Award for Philanthropic Contribution to the Arts.

Ivory is also the choral director at Forest Hills Central High School and an affiliate artist with the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago.

Summer Choir Tentative Schedule

See the calendar for updates.

Fri Jun 13: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat Jun 14:  9:00am to  11:00am
Mon Jun 16:  9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Tue Jun 17:  9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed Jun 18: 9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu Jun 19: 9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Fri Jun 20: 9:00am to  11:00am
Sat Jun 21: 9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Mon Jun 23: 9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Tue Jun 24: 9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed Jun 25: 9:00am to  11:00am, 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu Jun 26: 9:00am to  11:00am: 6:30:00pm to 8:00pm
Fri Jun 27: 9:00am to  11:00am
Sun Jun 29: All day   HVCC 30th Anniversary Festival
Mon Jun 30: All day   HVCC 30th Anniversary Festival
Tue Jul 1: All day   HVCC 30th Anniversary Festival. Concert in Central Park
Wed Jul 2: All day   HVCC 30th Anniversary Festival. Gala Banquet at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Concert at Life Community Church

Rehearsal and concert venues

Rehearsals and the Sharing our Songs concert will be at the First Presbyterian Church.
The singers will perform a piece with the Community Band in Central Park on July 1. The Gala Banquet on July 2 will be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center and the Gala Concert on July 2 will be held at the Life Community Church at 4900 Highway 99.

Newport Concert with Phoenix Boys Choir June 22

Sign up to sing with the Phoenix Boys Choir at the Newport Performing Arts Center at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 22nd. For every parent that goes to the concert, Music Celebrations Tour Company will give HVCC $15!

We will not have a bus to take the kids to the concert, so parents will have to drive. It should be fantastic and fun to sing with the Boy’s Choir and get to know them! Our rehearsal at the Center will be from 1:30-2:00, then we have snack and social time with the boys from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. The concert will be at 3:00pm. Please email the office to sign up for this wonderful opportunity!


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Concert CD/DVD pre-sale order

Please use the HVCC CD and DVD Order Form (PDF) to purchase audio and video of previous concerts. The options include:

  • HVCC Concert March 10, 2013
  • Tuft’s University’s Beelzebubs Concert March 19, 2013, featuring LBCC’s Blue Light Special
  • OSU Symphony/Chamber Choir’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Featuring HVCC Festival Choir
  • HVCC Beth Powell Concert June 2, 2013
  • HVCC Concert December 14, 2013 at the Grotto
  • HVCC Concert December 15, 2013

Please return this order and payment to the choir coordinator at your singer’s check-in table. Discs will be available at the Festival and Children’s Choir Two tables in about 2 weeks.

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Festival of the Aegean Tour 2014

The Festival and Chamber choirs are preparing to tour at the Festival of the Aegean on the Greek island of Syros from July 3 to July 18, 2014.  Peter Tiboris, Founder and General Director of Mid-America Productions will provide the festival at the Apollo Opera Theater on the Island of Syros, Greece.


The residency includes 12 nights in Syros and 2 nights in Athens at a cost of $1,549 Euros, plus airfare, lunches, and most dinners. Optional excursions ($) include an all-day Island visit to Mykonos and Delos Antiquities and a day trip to St. Paul’s Corinth prior to arriving in Athens near the end of the residency.
Residency concerts include performing:

  • At Apollo Opera Theater (a concert with orchestra and distinguished guest conductors)
  • At the outdoor Miaoulli Plateia (Piazza) grand finale, on the steps  of the Capitol Building of the Cyclades ‘under the stars’
  • Solo performances with participating choirs and their own directors  at St. Nicholas Church

Intent to Participate Forms

The Rooming/Chaparone Group Preferences form was due Feb 3, 2014.
The Aegean Tour Intent to Participate form was due Monday, October 7, 2013.

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Scrip program

Scrip are gift certificates offered by merchants which provide a percentage of proceeds to the choir members. Singers sell scrip to help build their tour accounts.

We sell scrip for these groups (Amount):

  • Allann Brothers Coffee $10’s
  • American Dream Pizza $10’s
  • Block 15 $25’s
  • CIBA $10’s. Corvallis Independent Business Association (CIBA). This list subject to change; see current offerings.
  • Coffee Culture $1’s
  • Dutch Brothers $10’s
  • Francesco’s $5’s
  • Fred Meyer $50’s & $100’s
  • Garlands Nursery $25’s
  • Grass Roots $10’s
  • Great Harvest Bread $10’s
  • Iyengar Yoga Center $13/$120
  • La Rockita $5’s
  • Timerberhill Dental
  • Yogurt Extreme $5’s

All businesses contribute 10% except for Fred Meyers which contributes 5%.

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