Barbershop music basics:
For those who are unfamiliar with what Barbershop style music entails, here are a few terms and general information about what we think is a very special sound of music. Let’s start with the four vocal ranges.
In the 20th century Musical show “the Music Man”, barbershop style music was introduced on a broad basis to the general public. Four dapper looking men, dressed in red jackets, white slacks, and red and white hats—and not only did they look good, but they had a special sound that was unique and had no accompaniment from piano or other instruments. Just like the men’s arrangements, the women have four parts: Bass, Baritone (aka Bari), Lead, and Tenor. This is different from the traditional singing ranges for women (1st and 2nd alto, 1st and 2nd soprano). In addition to being acapella, the main difference is the melody is sung, not by the highest in the vocal range, but by the Lead, with tenor part singing a high harmony. The vocal ranges generally sound like this: Basses--low alto range, Baritone--alto range, Lead—alto/2nd soprano range and Tenor—high soprano range. Occasionally, arrangers will swap things around to make a song more interesting and put the melody in a part other than lead, which enables us all to learn and sing harmony. One of the things that shows off the special talents of many Sweet Adelines is that there are a number of women who, over the years have sung all four parts! Part of that is individual talent, but also achieved from the training offered by the Sweet Adelines organization. On your initial visit, you will be evaluated to determine what range you fall into. From there, we take you on a journey of beautiful music!
The Kitsap Pines Chorus invites women of all voice ranges who enjoy singing to visit a rehearsal. Check us out and find out if our style of acappella harmony is right for you!
Who we are:
The Kitsap Pines Chorus was founded in 1972 and has been making beautiful music ever since. We sing four part acappella in barbershop style and perform at a variety of community events and private functions. Women who enjoy singing are always welcome to visit our rehearsals to learn more about the chorus. We rehearse every Thursday evening at 6:30 at Christ the Rock Community Church in Port Orchard.
Our favorite thing to do:
One of our main goals is to perform as often as we can, which we do in the Kitsap County greater area. This gives us the opportunity to promote acapella barbershop style music, and invite others to enjoy our craft, which we work hard to improve all the time. If you have a need for entertainment for an office or organization party, a community event, a nursing home you know where music can cheer others up, or any other event, we would be happy to work with you to schedule a performance. For more information:
Contact Beverly 360-981-9815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From Highway 16 take the Old Clifton Rd / Tremont St. exit. Turn left onto SW Old Clifton Rd. Drive 2.8 miles, and Christ the Rock Church is on the left. The address is 4100 Old Clifton RD SW, Port Orchard, WA 98367.
8/16/19 Youth in harmony workshop
8/15/19 No chorus rehearsal
8/17/19 West Sound Mens' Barbershop chorus show
Bremerton High school