Sing With Us
The North Country Chordsmen rehearse in Hanover, NH at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. The church is right behind the Baker-Berry Library on the campus of Dartmouth College at 40 College Street.
Do you enjoy close harmony and good fellowship? Then you’ve come to the right place! Join us and you’ll discover a bunch of regular folks from all walks of life with one thing in common: a love of singing in the barbershop style. You don’t need a perfect solo voiceand you may never have sung with a group before; perhaps you can’t even read music. Several of us are in the same boat! Our youngest members were in their teens when they joined; our oldest member is in his early 90’s.
If you can carry a tune (like “Happy birthday to you”), love music, and would like to sing with others, you’re sure to fit in just fine. YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO READ MUSIC! We provide downloadable learning tracks for all vocal parts of all our songs.
In barbershop, the melody of the song is normally carried by the “lead” singer, while the tenor harmonizes about a musical third above the melody. The bass sings the lowest notes while the baritone fills in the magical barbershop note, either below or above the melody, to complete the chord. Come and sing a little with us and we’ll find you a place in the chorus.
In 2015, CATV produced a video of the NCC in rehearsal, including interviews with our Music Director, Dan Falcone, and a few individual members of the chorus. Please check it out below: