The Masters of Harmony began in 1985 as the Foothill Cities Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), and for the past 35 years we have been dedicated to the pursuit of musical excellence. Today, this 100-man ensemble is the performance and competition chorus of the Greater Los Angeles, California Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).
Our chorus specializes in close-harmony, four-part a cappella music. Its repertoire features Broadway, Pops, patriotic and holiday selections arranged by some of the most talented musicians in the BHS. We are a fully auditioned chorus of amateur singers who love to perform and entertain. Our members come from all walks of life, and range in age from 20 to 80.
Guests are welcome at our weekly rehearsals held at the La Mirada United Methodist Church.1 Please click here to visit our Join Us page, to learn more about our audition process. In general, we seek men who are enthusiastic performers, can hear and sing harmony opposite a melody and will commit to being an active participant in the life of our chorus, including rigorous weekly rehearsals and frequent performances.
We encourage you to become affiliated with the Masters of Harmony, either as a performer or a supporter. Our shows provide excellent musical entertainment for the entire family. And, as one of our coaches recently commented, "when the curtain opens, you can expect that a Masters performance will be classy, poised, confident and honest."1. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person rehearsals have been temporarily suspended. We continue to meet weekly via ZOOM teleconferencing.
The Masters of Harmony is a male musical ensemble, performing primarily in the barbershop style and dedicated to musical excellence. Our mission is to preserve the uniquely American art form known as barbershop harmony, promote fellowship among our members, encourage music appreciation in schools and the community, contribute to musical causes, and support other singing organizations. (Adopted 11/20/06)