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If you've been looking for a way to utilize your vocal talents, combined with theatrical experience and building friendships we would love to have you sing with us.

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                                                                     Our director, Prudence Hagan,

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ArkAppella is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International and Region 25 - The Heart of America!

 


 

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Join Us! Rehearsals Tuesdays 6:00 -9:00 p.m.

Women’s 4-Part Harmony A Cappella Vocal Ensemble

ArkAppella Chorus

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Peace Lutheran Church

805 W. Olrich Street

Rogers, Arkansas  72758

 

 If you've been considering joining ArkAppella, now is the time!  Accepting membership auditions for the following:

 

Barbershop Singing for Women

In simple terms, barbershop harmony is vocal harmony produced by four parts: lead, tenor, baritone and bass. Finding the right part for your voice is the initial step. Any woman of average singing ability, with or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her range.

 

Tenor is a harmony part sung consistently above the lead. Although tenor is the highest voice in barbershop harmony, it should not be confused with soprano of conventional singing groups. The tenor should have a light, sweet, pure tone that will complement but not overpower the lead voice. The range for tenor is from G above middle C to high F on the top line of the clef. 

 

Lead is the melody and is sung in the range between A below middle C, and C above middle C.

Baritone covers approximately the same range as lead. The baritone harmony notes cross the lead notes; sometimes sung below and sometimes above. Baritones must constantly adjust their balance to accommodate their position in the chord.

Bass singers should have a rich, mellow voice and be able to sing the E-flat below middle C easily. Basses should not be confused with the alto of conventional groups. Many altos can sing the bass part, but others are much better suited to lead or baritone, depending on range and vocal quality.

 

THE BARBERSHOP CONE
Barbershop harmonies have a different balance than the cylindrical SATB, in that our top voices sing with less weight and intensity than our lower voices.

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