Who We Are
The Blue Ridge Barbershop Chorus is Fauquier County’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, formerly known as SPEBSQSA (The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America).
You Can Join Us!
At the core, we’re just a bunch of guys of all ages and backgrounds who love to harmonize. We invite you to join us in this epic quest for chords that are so well-tuned they ring!
Sit in on a rehearsal and try it out. We meet most Monday nights at the Warrenton Church of Christ fellowship hall at 6398 Lee Highway Access Rd, in Warrenton (opposite IHOP) at 7:15. (The entrance door is in the picture at the top of this page. When you enter, go down the hall to your left.) We’d love to meet you, so don’t hesitate to come by!
Rehearsals are sometimes canceled for various reasons, so it’s a good idea to call the same day (Glenn, our Director, is at (540) 788-4257) and check that we’re meeting. Sometimes, for example, we have dinner and harmony at Longhorn Steakhouse in place of rehearsal, or sing for the residents of a local nursing home.
You Can Hire Us!
We have quartets that can deliver a Singing Valentine to your sweetheart or a singing telegram to your parents for their anniversary. Whether at a wedding, funeral, or birthday party, a barbershop quartet will make any special occasion even more special.
So if you’re looking for a wedding singer or a simple way to add a touch of music to any event, you’ve come to the right place!
Just go the the Contact Us page, send us a message, and we’ll do our best to hook you up.
Glenn’s 58-plus years of barbershop singing includes four Northern Virginia choruses and 14 quartets; he also directs the Bull Run Troubadours. As a retiree from the United States Mint, he is the Father of the Mint Condition quartet, where he has sung baritone since it was formed in 2016.
W. Worth Kirkman
Worth has been singing barbershop for the past 18 years and was the bass in the Great Escape quartet for several years. After he retired, he rejoined the Blue Ridge Barbershoppers, sings with the Silver Tones swing band, and co-founded the Mint Condition quartet, singing bass.
Robert “Tree” Greenwood
Tree has been singing a capella since his youth, including overseas while in the military. His resounding bass voice made him the darling of his middle and high school choruses. He sings bass with the Blue Ridge Barbershoppers and their Contemporary Acapella Workshop..
Antony has sung with barbershop choruses and quartets in New York, North Carolina, and now Virginia. In 2019, he won the Barbershopper of the Year award for his contributions. He also leads the Contemporary Acapella Workshop and sings with the Alexandria Harmonizers and the quartet Off the Spots.
The Fauquier County Chapter
We call ourselves the Blue Ridge Barbershoppers, but our formal name is Fauquier County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Society was formed in 1938 under its previous name, The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA).
The Barbershop Harmony Society is an international, non-profit, educational organization. It works to preserve and encourage the barbershop style of vocal harmony by supporting unaccompanied quartets and choruses.
Our chorus was officially formed early in the 1990s. We’re proud to say that our chorus, along with its embedded quartets, has been entertaining the people of our county and the surrounding area with this American art form for more than 30 years.
We have performed for The Farm Bureau, AARP, Lions Clubs, Ruritan Club, Virginia Gold Cup, 4th of July at Great Meadows, The Home and Garden Show, Culpeper Days, Marshall Heritage Days, Bluemont, Christmas in Old Town, First Night Warrenton (New Year’s Eve), Fauquier Hospital, and at various nursing homes, churches, and local businesses.
Although the members of our Chapter come from all walks of life, the music we sing ties us together. It creates for us a special fellowship as we use our voices to create ringing chords in our special style of four-part a capella harmony.
We hope that enjoyment shows as we have the special pleasure of sharing that uniquely American sound wherever we go, whenever we can. Singing in harmony is as much fun to do as it is to hear!