St. Louis Chapter #1 - The Spirit of St. Louis Chorus St. Louis #1 Chapter Barbershop Chorus

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What is "Barbershop Harmony"?

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.





WHO are we?
St. Louis No. 1 Chapter
"Spirit of St. Louis Chorus"
Barbershop Chorus and Quartets

Also has been known as SPEBSQSA

Who are we?  What do we do?
A group of men who enjoy singing barbershop harmony

WHERE do we do this?
Jefferson College
Fine Arts Building, chorus room
1000 Viking Drive (and HWY 21)
Hillsboro, MO 63050

WHEN does all this fun happen?

Every Tuesday Evening
7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

HOW do I get there?

Follow the map above or go the Jefferson College web site at


The Rivertown Sound Quartet:
Bill Dean, tenor, Aaron Hardin, lead, Dan Monahan, baritone, Paul Ogle, bass

Parts Unknown:
Steve Sullens, tenor, Randy Boyer, lead, Rob Martin, bass, Marshall Snedaker, baritone

The Quartermasters:
Marv Farchld, tenor, Larry Applebaum, lead, Mick Roedder, baritone, Rogers Rohr, bass

R.L. Neel, lead, Carl Brookshier, lead, Larry Mayton, bass, Don Campbell, baritone

Southern Comfort:
R.L. Neel, tenor, Aaron Hardin, lead, Vern Abel, baritone, Glen Kiepe, bass

The Lindy City Quartet:
Jim Raspberry, tenor, Steve Sullins, lead, "Woody" Lawson, baritone, Steve Greer,bass

Circa 1904:
Hank Wurthman, tenor, John Walsh, lead, Frank Morley, bass, Ken Volk, baritone




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)

Our actual internet address of this page: ""

Drop us a line at the E-Mail addresses below for more information on Barbershop Music
and the Spririt of St. Louis Chorus!