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.
The following are the active quartets associated with the Arlingon Chapter of BHS!
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 have a lot of fun together and sing everything from Disney, to Broadway to more classic Barbershop tunes. We also love to include our furry friends in our practices!