Sing with us!!
The North Country Chordsmen rehearse in Hanover, NH at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, 40 College Street, Hanover, NH on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. The church is behind Baker-Berry Library on the campus of Dartmouth College.
If you enjoy close harmony and good fellowship, you’ve come to the right place. Join us and you’ll discover we’re just a bunch of regular folks from all walks of life with one thing in common: a love of singing in the barbershop style. You don’t need to have a perfect solo voice, and you may never have sung with a group before. Maybe you can’t even read music. Many of us are in the same boat!
But, if you can carry a tune and have an ear for music, you’re sure to fit in just fine. We have downloadable learning tracks for all vocal parts of all our songs.
One factor contributing to the growth of choral singing today is the knowledge that a person need not have extensive musical training to enjoy singing. The Barbershop Harmony Society welcomes into its membership good citizens from every walk of life who derive satisfaction from being part of a musical chord, whether it originates from the heart or from a musical arrangement. Our youngest members were in their teens when they joined; our oldest member is in his early 90’s.
In barbershop, the melody of the song is normally carried by the “lead” singer, while the tenor harmonizes about a musical third above the melody. The bass sings the lowest notes while the baritone fills in the magical barbershop note, either below or above the melody, to complete the chord.
Fun: First and foremost, members should have fun singing barbershop.
Fellowship: Perpetuate barbershop singing, encourage vocal harmony and good fellowship among our members.
Harmony: Encourage and promote the education of its members and the public in music appreciation of barbershop quartet and chorus singing.
Quality: Put forth a musical product that we are proud of while entertaining the communities where we live and sing.
Singers are welcome to drop in and see what our rehearsal is like; no experience is necessary. Our directors are trained in vocal coaching and they can help you become a better singer! We have audio learning tracks with all parts for you to listen and learn between rehearsals. Come check us out!
Refreshments are offered at the conclusion of every rehearsal.