Southern Splendor Chorus

We meet every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Athens Bible School cafeteria, Athens AL. Like us on Facebook at Southern Splendor Chorus. You can send us an email at southernsplendorchorus@gmail.com.

Founding
First meeting: April 11, 1938 at the Roof Garden of the Tulsa Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Official name is Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Inc.)
Barbershop Harmony Defined 
Four-part, unaccompanied, close-harmony singing, with melody in the second voice, called the “lead.” Tenor (counter-tenor voice) harmonizes above the lead singer; bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone provides in-between notes, to form consonant, pleasing chords. Barbershop is a “melting pot” product of African-American musical devices, European hymn-singing culture, and an American tradition of recreational music. Melodies are in the vocal and skill range of the average singer, with lyrical emphasis on simple, heartfelt emotions. Click on the image to further explore the Society's website.

A Brief History of the Dixie District

The Dixie District was organized in Birmingham, Alabama in February 23, 1948. It was comprised of nine southeastern states, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The District at that time had a total membership of 424 from the 10 chapters. 

Today, The Dixie District is one of the 16 geographical districts of the Barbershop Harmony Society, formerly known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Incorporated (SPEBSQSA, Inc) throughout the United States and Canada. The Dixie District supports barbershop chapters and quartets in the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Click on the image to further explore the Dixie District 
We are the Southern Splendor Chorus. We are an all-male a capella chorus and are a part of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Since our beginning we have managed to win THREE "Most Improved Chorus" awards and TWO "3rd Place Small Chorus" awards from our own Dixie District. We are presently under the direction of Tommy Mitchell. Come help us grow and continue improving our ability to entertain in the North Alabama area.

​Are you looking for a new and rewarding hobby? Can you sing? Do you want to sing? If you live in or near the North Alabama area, stop in and let us introduce you to the rewards of 4-part harmony. We presently have members driving from as far east as Grant, as far west as Haleyville, as far north as White House, TN and as far south as Cullman. Come find out why they think it is worth the drive.

Don't know how to sing. Want to learn to sing. Enjoy listening to or singing a capella music. Click on the I Sing button to find out what Barbershop Harmony Society music is about and why so many people love to sing it.

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We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It was determined with the Christmas season and travel associated with it, we will NOT meet Dec 18, 25 or 31. Our next meeting will be 7:00 p.m. January 8. We hope that eveyone has a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.