We are still inviting new members and we are still singing. Since COVID we have had to become very creative and have been using technology like Zoom, Jamulus and now we are rehearsing from the safety of our cars through our radios (I know, that sounds really cool). So if you need a little fun and excitement in your life, like to sing in the shower or croon in your car, wonder what it would be like to perform on stage we would love for you to try us out.
We are always looking for singers who enjoy performing and learning. We are hoping to get back to in person rehearsals, but in the meantime, we invite you to contact us through Helen Baarda our Membership Coordinator at (403) 394-4041 or send us an email at [email protected] and we can answer any questions you might have.
Try it out! We love welcoming new members and making beautiful music together!
BARBERSHOP SINGING FOR WOMEN
In simple terms, barbershop harmony is vocal harmony produced in four parts. From highest to lowest they are tenor, lead, baritone and bass. It is different than any other kind of choral group or singing style. Finding the right part for your voice is the initial step. Any woman of average singing abilitiy, with or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her range. It is very important that you are able to carry a tune and hold your part when harmonizing with the other parts.
CHARACTERISTICS OF BARBERSHOP MUSIC
It has four parts - no more,no less. Barbershop is unlike other forms of singing because you can't do it alone.
Barbershop music has a strong bass line and the chording makes the music very recognizable.
All chords must be heard with clarity requiring singers to have a good "ear" and sing precise intervals.
It is challenging to perform because it requires breath management and great vocal skills but is usually sung by amateur singers.
Energy and physical involvement are requried from the singer in a degree of intensity not usually found in other choral forms
It is emotionally satisfying to both the listener and the performer.