All our rehearsals are open to the public and we welcome any guests who wish to attend. We meet
every Tuesday night at the Village Christian Church. The church is located at 3113 Primrose Drive,
one block east of Hancock and two blocks north of Fillmore. ( map)) Meetings start at 7:00 P.M. and
end at 9:30 P.M. with the first 1/2 hour is usually spent warming up our voices, singing matching cords
and working on barbershop harmony craft. If we are working on a show we take to the risers and start
singing songs we are going to perform while the director corrects our mistakes. If there is new material
or songs to learn we might split into 4 different rooms to practice notes and words based
on our parts (tenor, lead, baritone, bass). This is followed by getting back together to sing the song(s)
on the risers as a full chorus.
By now it time for a break with a snack and announcements and then we are back to work, usually on
the risers, until quiting time. The last part of the
evening often includes time for a chapter quartet to
sing, learning a tag and/or doing a tag in sing along.
All in all it is a fun filled evening with lots of singing
and good music.
All guests are welcome to just come and listen or
join in with the singing. As we are an international
society, we often have fellow barbershop members
from out of town stay late or during break join us in
singing "polecats. (Polecats are a group of 10 to 12
songs that every barbershopper world wide knows
and can sing with any other quartet in the society.
For example: Sweet Adeline)
Welcome to the America the Beautiful Chorus
"Now pay attention"
"Pick up" quartet
Chorus learning a new song