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What is Barbershop?

Barbershop vocal harmony is a style of a cappella music born in the United States during the 1930s—and now shared all over the world. Each of the four parts plays a unique role: generally, the lead sings the melody, the tenor harmonizes above the melody, the bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone completes the chord, usually below the lead. You can learn more about the barbershop art form by visiting these websites:

Sweet Adelines International
HCC's parent organization

Greater NY/NJ Region 15
Our local region

Barbershop Harmony Society
The primary men's organization

Harmony Inc.
An international women's group