[not affiliated with SPEBSQSA, SAI, HI, or MHBQA]
(c) 2004, Mike Barkley

Barbershop is a unique style of music: 4-part harmony with the melody usually carried by the second voice from the top, called a "Lead". Arrangements written for barbershop quartet, octet or chorus have many dominant 7th chords (barbershop 7ths) that help give it a unique lock, blend, ring, and expanded sound. GBA ensembles bring that exciting sound to the world of spiritual music.

GBA ensembles have a Christian barbershop focus, and are available for church events, shows, fund raisers, weddings, funerals, Christmas celebrations, etc. Most are also available to sing the "Star Spangled Banner" or "O Canada!" or other patriotic songs for political rallies, meetings, holidays, sporting events, etc., as well as a wide range of secular songs for most other shows, parties, etc., including singing Valentines. To be sure you are getting the quality you seek, you should audition the ensemble or get references. Contact the group for fees - many groups will perform free for a good cause.

--Mike Barkley, 161 N. Sheridan Ave. #1, Manteca, CA 95336 (H) 209/823-4817
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!