Welcome to the Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus home page. Now in its 60th year, the Mason-Dixon Chorus is a member of Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), the largest singing organization in the world, with more than 24,000 men comprising 800 chapters in North America. Its music is sung a cappella (without accompaniment) in close, four-part harmony. We give several concerts a year and numerous other singouts at various community functions. Come join us and after you hear that one chord “lock in” you’ll be with us for years!
BARBERSHOP CHORUS SETS GUEST NIGHT JANUARY 11
Hagerstown—Wanted: a few good men. Particularly if you like to sing, the Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus is looking for you!
The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will have a special Guest Night on Monday, Jan. 11 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Rd. in North Hagerstown. Haven Road is off Route 11 (Pennsylvania Ave.) across from Western Maryland Hospital, up the street from North Hagerstown H.S.
There will be special demonstrations of the barbershop craft, including tag singing. Each guest will have the chance to sing with the chorus as well as a pick-up quartet. Refreshments will be served.
The local chapter is looking for men and boys ages 12 and up who like to sing. No ability to read music or prior experience is required.
For any questions or to pre-register, call Ron Kline at 240-500-5524
Would you like to hire the chorus or a quartet? Click here to submit a request.
The all-male chorus, with members ranging in age from 13-90, is the local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the largest singing organization in North America. We sing a cappella (without accompaniment) in close, four-part harmony.
Last November we presented “All Aboard,” a show reflecting on the Hub City tradition, and gave our profits, $3,000, to the Doey’s House project of the Hospice.
This winter we have sung in eight local schools as we look to inspire the students, particularly as a role model for young men, to “keep the whole world singing.”
We would like some funds to help purchase music and supplies to boost our education efforts with young people.
We would also like to do more community singouts for groups in settings where they may not be able to pay us. So if an individual on Washington County Gives donates the average $200 chorus singout fee, we could sing for a less-fortunate individual or group who needs to be encouraged by our voices of cheer.
We could also use funds for a portable but powerful sound system, and new uniforms.
Thank you for supporting our uniquely American art form of barbershop singing through Washington County Gives!
Here’s a sample of that harmony in the form of a “tag,” which is typically the “juiciest” last few measures of a song – in traditional Barbershop style. (These four are at a Harmony College get together, one of many events nationwide that teach and display barbershop harmony. It’s a “pickup” quartet but each part is represented. If you look closely at the medallions around the necks, at least two of them are International Champions from different quartets!).