Do you enjoy singing, even in the shower? Do you want to find out if you like singing with a chorus? Join us and try our style of barbershop close harmony singing. From beginner to professional we can expand your singing capabilities. We specialize in singing from the old standards to contemporary music. Please feel free to “drop in” to visit us for a night. It costs nothing to visit us as a guest and sing at one of our rehearsals. So come on along..
We meet Tuesday nights from 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Hingham Community Center
70 South St.
Hingham, MA. 02043
History of the Scituate Chapter
The Scituate Chapter was chartered by SPEBSQSA in 1951 with 20 men. The chapter is a part of the Northeastern District that is comprised of 67 chapters with over 2700 members. The Society now called the Barbershop Harmony Society has over 35.000 members in over 800 chapters in the USA and Canada, with affiliated organizations in Australia., Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, and Scandinavia.
Barbershop music, like jazz, is strictly an American style or heritage. To some degree, it started in barbershops where men waiting for haircuts would harmonize to the old songs. Each year, our chapter traditionally sponsors a show in a format that features our chorus, chapter quartets, and a top district or international quartet. Throughout the year our chapter chorus and recently organized senior chorus performs in public for both charitable and paid functions.
The chapter also participates in Society division and district competitions where choruses and quartets are able to compete against their peers. These competitions provide a great opportunity for chapter members and their family and friends, to get together and socialize with other chapters; there is time to make new friendships and renew old ones. Scituate has consistently places qualified in the division contest over the years and earned the right to compete in the district level contest. Since the Fall contests are usually held in places like Montreal, Lake Placid, or Saratoga Springs, chapter members make these events an enjoyable weekend involving travel with family and friends.
South Shore Men of Harmony Chapter Mission
Our by-laws state that we are a singing fraternity of men whose mission is to perpetuate the close-harmony, four-part a cappella music known as barbershop by sharing it and their love for it with people of all ages throughout our community; and by encouraging vocal music in our educational systems and community as a life-long recreational activity and an essential element in one’s cultural well being
We are pledged……..
*To promote and encourage vocal harmony an good fellowship among our members;
*To perpetuate the old American institution, the barbershop quartet;
*To promote the community appreciation of barbershop style harmony;
*To serve the musical needs of all current and potential members by providing and actively supporting a wide variety of both barbershop and quartet opportunities.
*To develop and maintain effective strategies to promote improved singing capabilities of our members both as individuals and as chorus.
*To develop and promote education of our members and out community in music appreciation.
*To initiate, promote and participate in charitable projects.
*To support the mission and goals of the Barbershop Harmony Society, a Society of which we are members, and as a group of members, organized into a chapter.