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!
FREE CONCERT BY THE MASON DIXON BARBERSHOP CHORUS
The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus of Hagerstown MD, along with the Freedom Valley Sweet Adeline Chorus of Chambersburg, PA, will perform a free concert on Saturday, November 7th at 7P.M. The concert will be held at the Emanuel United Methodist Church , located in Hagerstown at Howard and Summit Avenue. There is plenty of free parking available. All are welcome. A variety of music to please all tastes will be sung in the barbershop 4 part harmony style. A free will offering will be available to assist in the group’s charitable efforts.
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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!
This year’s program “All Aboard” was presented on November 8th.
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!).