On Thursday March 15, 2001 we had eleven guys present at our first meeting. Since that day we have gone through licensing in September 2001 and full charter status by September 2002 to operate as the
Southern Splendor has had four directors over the past years. They are Robyn Swaim, Rick Ramsey, Dr. John Buttler and our current director Tommy Mitchell. Allen Neeley Rod Eddleman have been our steadfast assistant directors taking the reins when required. The chorus has a couple of quartets that have formed throughout its life. They include Fine Mesh, Dixie Junction, Power of 4, Rocketeers, and Copeland Road just to name a few.
October 2002 saw Southern Splendor perform in its first annual show. The show was a huge success with guest quartets from Central AL, and
Southern Splendor Chorus competes in both the Spring Preliminaries and the Fall Chorus Championships. Saturday March 22, 2003 saw Southern Splendor in only its second appearance with 18 members on stage for District Competition stage finished 7th out of 17 choruses that competed, and 37 other choruses that felt they were not prepared to compete. Three times Southern Splendor Chorus has won Most Improved Chorus. Most recent Dixie District Quartet and Chorus competition found Southern Splendor with its best finish. With only 15 members singing, the chorus finished a strong 6th place.
Southern Splendor Chorus serves the public through a true American “art” form of uplifting, wholesome a capella music. This close knit four-part harmony not only enriches the lives of the men who sing, but the audiences who enjoy this “art” form worldwide. Southern Splendor Chorus is doing its part to build better communities by bonding people together with the pure fun of a capella singing. Southern Splendor can be seen gracing stages throughout the
If this sounds of interest to any men, please come join us each Thursday night to try you voice in the fun world of Barbershop singing. Be watching for some exciting news about singing with Southern Splendor Chorus. This is singing that you won't want to miss.
Meetings in May 2013 ...
Meetings in June 2013 ...
6th 7:00 p.m. at Athens Bible School cafeteria
13th 7:00 p.m. at Athens Bible School cafeteria
20th 7:00 p.m. at Athens Bible School cafeteria
27th 7:00 p.m. at Athens Bible School cafeteria
Upcoming Special Events ...
18 April 2013 - Performing the National Anthem at the Huntville Stars home game. Game time is 6:43 p.m.
9 - 11 May 2013 - Performing with the Athens Community Chorus. Exact date and location forthcoming.
13 May 2013 - Concerts By The River Decatur AL. Southern Splendor Chorus performs at 7:00 p.m.
22 June 2013 - Saturday coaching session.
11 July 2013 - Concerts In The Park Madison AL. Join Southern Splendor Chorus for an enjoyable night of barbershop harmony in Madison.
19 July 2013 - Singing On The Square Athens AL. Bring the lawn chairs and the snacks listen to some great a capella singing Friday night in Athens.
July 19 - 20, 2013 - Join members of Southern Splendor Chorus at the Dixie Lakeside Harmony Weekend at the University of Alabama Huntsville for a weekend of learning and singing, singing and learning.