May 18 2013
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to find out what we're all about!
Want to sing with us? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent photos.
What is Barbershop?
Find out about this artform and the organization of barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.
Here are a number of frequently-asked questions:
How much personal time will it take?
In addition to weekly rehearsals throughout the year, we stage an annual show in November. We also participate in the Sunshine District Chorus competition in March or April each year. We perform in and around the Hernando County area for local festivals, business events, charitable events, and various holiday events.
What is the cost?
Yearly membership for the Barbershop Harmony Society is currently $140.00. The breakdown is as follows:
Barbershop Harmony Society Dues: $101.00
Sunshine District Dues: $25.00
Hernando County Chapter Dues: $14.00
Cost of Chapter uniforms- informal and formal(tux)
What is the audition procedure?
Upon attending three(3) Chapter rehearsals, and being placed in the proper voice part, the prospective member will be asked to audition for Chorus membership. The candidate will be asked to learn one song (Polecat) and sing from memory with the three(3) other voice parts. The private audition is designed to determine if the candidate has the basic skills to perform and sing as a Chorus member. After successfully completing the audition, the candidate will be offered an application for membership.
How do I learn the songs?
Members are provided with sheet music and part-specific learning CD's for all the music
in the Chorus repertoire. Sectional rehearsals are also scheduled for learning your particular voice part. Section leaders also offer their support.