First meeting: April 11, 1938 at the Roof Garden of the Tulsa Club in
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.
A Brief History of the Dixie District
The Dixie District was organized in
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
We meet every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
at the Athens Bible School in
We are the Southern Splendor Chorus. We are an all-male a capella chorus and are a part of the Barbershop Harmony Society. In our short 13 years of existence we have managed to win TWO "Most Improved Chorus" awards and TWO "3rd Place Small Chorus" awards from our own Dixie District. We are presently under the very capable direction of Tommy Mitchell. Come help us grow and continue improving our ability to entertain in the
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