We are the Land of the Sky Men’s Barbershop Harmony Chorus!
The Land of the Sky Chorus is the performance name of the men's chorus of the Asheville Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). The Chapter is an educational and fraternal singing organization open to men who like to sing.
In particular, we sing “Barbershop” – a style of unaccompanied four-part harmony. Our weekly Tuesday rehearsals are open for any guests—music educators, choral students and lovers of the art, as well as men interested in learning to sing Barbershop harmony. Rehearsals are full of creative and artistic opportunities, laughter, education, leadership opportunities and fun.
We draw our members from Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Transylvania and Madison counties and surrounding areas of western North Carolina and South Carolina. Members range in age from 13 to 80 and are from diverse walks of life. We find valuable skills and knowledge, and joyful and welcoming common ground in singing harmony.
The Asheville Chapter of BHS welcomes everyone to join as a member, as part of the Everyone in Harmony movement at BHS. We are presently looking at adding female and mixed choruses and ensembles to our membership. This page will continue updates as it happens!
Everyone in Harmony: a bold vision for a bright future
The gift of harmony is too wonderful for us to keep to ourselves. It is a gift that we are not only compelled to share, but one that we now have the capability, resources and unity of purpose to share with everyone.
We need to share it with young and old, with people of every color and every strata, with city people and country people and everyone in between, because the world needs what we have.
Harmony compels us to blend, to cooperate, to create beauty. Indeed, to love each other. It’s time to think of the gift of harmony not just as a treasure for our own enjoyment, but as a tool for direct social impact.
As members of the Barbershop Harmony Society, we are purveyors of Barbershop. This uniquely American vocal music art form innately delights singers and listeners alike. Through harmonious and hilarious performances, a cappella choral and quartet education, and philanthropic outreaches, Land of the Sky Chorus seeks to inspire harmony and enrich the communities we influence.
Our Mission is:
to be a fraternity of friends sharing the joy of singing together while promoting personal musical growth and a cappella excellence
to promote and support music programs that enrich local youth in our schools and elsewhere, and
to perform for the benefit, enjoyment, and enhancement of our local community.
We've even been performing yearly at the Southern Conference Basketball finals in Asheville!