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Kendall Williams Appointed to Society Nominating Committee, Alan Lamson named Chair

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Society President Elect Skipp Kropp announced today the appointment of Kendall Williams to the Society Nominating Committee. In order to maximize the effectiveness of new committee members, the Society Board Policy requires the President elect to appoint members of several Society committees between being elected in July and taking office in January.  One of the committees affected is the Nomina...
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2017 Youth Chorus Festival and Senior Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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The Youth Chorus Festival will look a little different this year! In addition to adding Women's and Mixed choruses to the lineup, the 2017 Midwinter Convention will also include the five District choruses participating in our Senior Chorus Festival pilot program. The draw for order of appearance was made with all choruses mixed together, resulting in an exciting mix of singers in each session.  &...
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Choral organizations calling on choruses to #sing1voice

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We have long known that singing in harmony is a powerful tool for bringing people together. Let's put that tool to work! We believe that choruses have a critically important role to play right now by doing what they do best: creating common ground through the power of singing together.   The Barbershop Harmony Society has joined forces with fellow choral organizations Chorus America and the...
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*NEW* music publication releases for Fall 2016

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Our Music Publications team exists to preserve the barbershop art form and to promote the joy of singing for all. One of the best ways we can do this is to publish exciting and accessible new arrangements and make available proven and beloved existing arrangements so that you have the resources you need for your chorus or quartet to share your love of singing.   Each quarter, we will feature new...
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Youth Chorus Festival participants announced

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        Men's Chorus Category East Coast Sound Northern New Jersey Web  |  Facebook  |  Video Boom Town Chorus Southern California Facebook  |  Video Foothills Sound East Tennessee Facebook  |  Video Encore Youth Chorus San Antonio, TX Web  |  Facebook Harmonic Collective Liverpool, NY Facebook  |  Video The Voice Central Michigan Facebook  |  Video ...
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BHS partners with Eventbrite; secures reduced rate for chapter and district use

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This summer, BHS entered into an exciting partnership with Eventbrite, a ticketing platform used to host, promote, and manage events. During July's Nashville International Convention, we began selling 2017 Midwinter (San Antonio) and International (Las Vegas) tickets using Eventbrite. The most exciting part about this partnership is that we were able to negotiate a significantly REDUCED RATE* to u...
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Coming Soon to a Fall Convention near you – Barbershop Town Hall Listening Sessions!

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What are they?  A chance for every member to tell the Society’s Strategic Planning Team what they think of the results of our recent surveys on the state of our Society and potential future directions. Why are they?  We can’t plan for our future if we don’t understand what really matters to our current and future members.  And we can’t do that without listening, really listening, to what you hav...
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Join the team! Project Consultant opportunity as Choral Ecosystem Researcher /Consultant

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[Updated 10/19/2016: position has been filled.] As part of its strategic planning process, the Barbershop Harmony Society is seeking the assistance of a researcher or consultant to serve as an independent contractor for a limited time, limited scope, paid engagement. The goal of this research is to produce a visual map and written analysis of choral field-building organizations and aggregators. ...
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Midwinter Convention features new show format for San Antonio

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has been experimenting with different ideas to boost the variety, entertainment value, and audience appeal of the Midwinter shows over the past few years. Positive results are being achieved by combining innovative staging, higher production values, broader variety of talent, and increased collaboration with other artists and styles.  The audiences have reacted favo...
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Guest Post: Remembering Bob Whitledge

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Brian Philbin (Metropolis) shares this loving tribute to friend and fellow singer Bob Whitledge, gold medalist with Gentleman's Agreement and long-time director, coach, and Society member: On August 2nd, we lost a true hero of the barbershop medium, Bob Whitledge. Bob was a giant of a man in every sense of the word. He was an amazing Bass singer, a gifted musician, a wonderous champion with the G...
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