Definition: Four-part, unaccompanied, close-harmony singing, with melody in the second voice, called the “lead.” Tenor (counter-tenor voice) harmonizes above the lead singer; bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone provides in-between notes, to form consonant, pleasing chords. Barbershop is a “melting pot” product of African-American musical devices, European hymn-singing culture, and an American tradition of recreational music. Melodies are in the vocal and skill range of the average singer, with lyrical emphasis on simple, heartfelt emotions.
4-Part Barbershop Harmony
in Hillsboro, Missouri
At 7:30PM sharp, every Tuesday evening in the perfectly designed chorus rehearsal room of Jefferson College on Highway 21 in Hillsboro, MO, The Spirit of St. Louis Chorus takes a trip back in time when hair cuts were a quarter, the well dressed man wore a vest, and the music was sung with gusto in four part harmony.
Are you interested in women's barbershop singing in Jefferson County?
If you are, then here's the spot for you!
Friends in Harmony - Crystal City, MO
They are members of the international organization, Harmony Inc.
Rehearsals are at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday at the
First Baptist Church of Crystal City, MO.
Click HERE for a map.
Bev Boyer - 636-586-3454
Debby Beck - 636-282-3046
Wanda Pruett - 573-701-0345
Karen Gallagher - 636-475-7456.
Links to other St. Louis Area and general barbershop sites on the Web
The United States Men's Barbershop Quartet Society (The Barbershop Harmony Society - (SPEBSQSA)
The United States Women's Barbershop Quartet Society (The Sweet Adelines)
The Untied States Women's Barbershop Quartet Society (Harmony Inc.)
The Ambassadors of Harmony (International Champion chorus centered north of St. Louis in St. Charles, Missouri)
St. Louis Harmony Chorus (St. Louis area Sweet Adelines premiere chorus in Creve Coeur, MO)
The River Blenders Chorus (Another St. Louis area premiere Sweet Adeline chorus in Ellisville, MO)
City Voices - Sweet Adeline, small chorus finalist, St. Louis, MO.
The Rivertown Sound Barbershop Quartet (from The St. Louis #1 Chapter)