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Singing with the Sun Devils

Award-winning Scottsdale Chorus powered by spark of ASU employees, students

The Scottsdale Chorus is one of the Valley's hidden gems, a world-class singing group that won the International Chorus Competition earlier this fall.

And while the members of the chorus come from various walks of life and run the generational gamut — with ages spanning 18 to 85 — there's a healthy pack of Sun Devils giving this group a nice little spark.

Whether they're students, administrators or professors, ASU is well-represented among this group.

"We're all just regular people, but we work hard and we have a great deal of pride in what we do," said Lori Lyford, chorus director.

And that means weekly rehearsals to maintain this world-class form.

"My boss knows that at 5 o'clock I go and sing and dance," said Becky Eisenberg, assistant to the executive president and provost at ASU, and pictured above in the Devils shirt. "I think it's good to have a nice diversion and get out into the community. I also like it that there is a dozen ASU employees in the chorus."

We could tell you more, but it's so much more enjoyable to watch these videos of the Scottscale Chorus in action. The top video tells some of their story while the bottom video shows them practicing.