The League Of ExtraOrdinary Quarteters

Introduction to the League of Extraordinary Quarteters
The barbershop chorus and quartet sound is a very rich sound that give people and the singers a lot of joy. I have been blessed with singing with September Sound for a number of years and also traveled to Marlborough Mass for the past four years to focus on quartet singing. As quartet singers will attest, the process of learning a song together is very uplifting.

Why the League

The league of extraordinary quarteters is my attempt to engage great singers from our chorus and possibly others to get together and learn to sing and perform four part harmony with a number of people in a quartet structure, but not a fixed quartet. The years going down to Mass., I found that the knowing the song bring the process of learning to be very enriching.

Hosting the League
The idea is to meet one to two a month to go over the song or songs to get singing with the other parts. Then break out into quartets and work the song maybe with a fifth ear to give helpful feedback. What makes this process work best is that each person know their part. Then the fun part begins to sing in close harmony. 

During the month, any singer can host a run-through at their home and invite voice parts to sing. You just provide the space and the water for hydration, the singers will provide the sound.

The Music

The five songs are:

Volume 2 Number 1

The Quartet
Every year, a group of four singers will form a quartet called “The League of Extraordinary Quarteters” formed by the winning quartet. Every November, a panel of judges (minimum of 2) with the possibility of a guest non-barbershop judge, will judge a competition of randomly chosen quartets from the people involved with the League. This quartet can use the name for one year and compete in the quartet competition in May.
Every subsequent year, only two quarterers will be allowed to form the new quartet and no person can be in the quartet three years in a row.