Four-part close HARMONY – tenor (high-voice harmony), lead (mostly melody), baritone (mid-range harmony) and bass (low-voice harmony) are the four singing parts that make chords ring like you’ve never heard before!
The OVERTONE – unique to barbershop, that fifth note in the chord that no one sings but rings from the rafters
The VISUAL – much more than singing - we move, we dance, we emote!
The FUN – singing songs from a wide variety of genres - show tunes, pop tunes, ballads, holiday, spiritual, patriotic, and more.
A BRIEF HISTORY ...
In 1938, a group of men in Tulsa joined together to sing one of the oldest American genres of music and formed the SPEBSQSA, now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society. In 1945, Sweet Adelines International was founded in Tulsa, inviting women to join in the fun of singing in this same genre. There are currently 20,000 members in countries around the world.
We’re dedicated to preserving the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony, sharing our passion for music and empowering women in every area of their lives.