The Chorus of DuPage represents the DuPage Valley Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, also known as the Barbershop Harmony Society.
The Barbershop Harmony Society, the world's largest all-male singing society, brings together men of all ages who love singing music in the barbershop style — four-part, A Cappella (unaccompanied), close-harmony singing.
In barbershop, the melody of the song is carried by the lead singer, while the tenor harmonizes above the melody. The bass sings the lowest notes and the baritone fills in the missing notes below or above the melody to complete the chord.
The DuPage Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society DBA Chorus of DuPage is a fraternity of male barbershop singers dedicated to the preservation and encouragement of barbershop harmony among its ever-growing membership, the community and future generations.
Fun — First and foremost, members should have fun singing barbershop.
Fellowship — Perpetuate barbershop singing, encourage vocal harmony and good fellowship among our members.
Harmony — Encourage and promote the education of our members and the public in music appreciation of barbershop quartet and chorus singing.
Quality — Put forth a musical product that we are proud of, while entertaining the communities where we live and sing.