The Harrisonburg Harmonizers are about 20 men constituting the performing chorus of the Harrisonburg Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Society, founded in 1938, has 820 chapters in North America. Harrisonburg is one its newer chapters, having been chartered in 2009. We are the Society’s only chapter in the Shenandoah Valley between Winchester and Roanoke.
We meet every Monday night in Harrisonburg to sing songs we know, learn new songs, and enjoy warm fellowship. We perform in various locations in the Shenandoah Valley about 12 times per year, and compete with other barbershop choruses once or twice each year. Our mission is to entertain, to educate, and to enhance musical and performance opportunities in communities in our section of the Shenandoah Valley, all through singing barbershop harmony.
Our members live up and down the Valley from Broadway to Waynesboro, and one even commutes from Fluvanna County to sing with us once a week and in performances. The chapter has four quartets in addition to our chorus, The Harrisonburg Harmonizers. These quartets perform year-round for various occasions including special events such as luncheons, dinners, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, civic and corporate functions, and other occasions such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
Every year the Harrisonburg Chapter sells, and our quartets deliver, Singing Valentines all up and down the Shenandoah Valley, a very entertaining and fun affair for all concerned.