Welcome to the Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus home page. Celebrating more than 60 years, the Mason-Dixon Chorus is a member of Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), the largest singing organization in the world, with more than 22,000 men comprising nearly 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!
The all-male chorus, with members of all ages, 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.
Each show and singout gives us an opportunity to give to local charities. We also reach out to 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!
Great interview with our local TV station WHAG!
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!).