One of the activities that Barbershoppers love to do most is to sing in a quartet! This allows four people to sing together, with each person taking one of the 4 harmony parts (tenor, lead, baritone, and bass).
In order to account for the wide variety of vocal ranges, there are typically three types of quartets:
Bass quartets for the lower voices
Mixed quartets for those quartets with both low and high range singers
Treble quartets for higher voices.
Keep reading to find out what some of The Arlingtones quartets have been up to!
Mixed Messages Barbershop Quartet
Tenor: Alina Bogovic
Lead: John Reece
Baritone: Paula Reece
Bass: Todd Minners
Mixed Messages is a mixed quartet and we started singing together in February 2020, right before the pandemic hit. Some of our members are fairly new to barbershop harmony while others have been singing most of their lives. We can not wait until we can regularly sing with the rest of our friends in The Arlingtones!
An Irish Blessing
The Blue Notes Barbershop Quartet
Tenor: Susan Basel
Lead: Jackie Lay
Baritone: Eric Weinberg
Bass: Greg Christian