Spirit of St. Louis Chorus

St. Louis #1 Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society

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About Us

Who Are We?

Our chorus is the largest male singing ensemble in Jefferson County with over 30 active members. We represent the St. Louis #1 Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, formerly known as SPEBSQSA. The St. Louis #1 Chapter was founded in 1938 and is proud to be the third oldest of the over 600 chapters in the Society.

What Is the Goal of Our Chorus?

The goal of our chorus is to preserve the art of singing in four-part harmony. Working hard on the music, singing in impromptu quartets and just hanging out having fun; this is why our chorus has continued for so many years!

We sing choral arrangements of our favorite songs. Our repertoire includes traditional, barbershop, gospel, inspirational, patriotic and Christmas favorites.

When Do We Meet?

The chorus meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. in the Band Room in the Fine Arts Building of Jefferson Community College in Hillsboro, Missouri.

Where Do We Sing?

The Spirit of St. Louis Chorus loves to perform. We perform two major shows each year in Jefferson County and are available to perform in other locations.

Why Do We Sing?

Our goal is to encourage men to sing. We also want to preserve the art of singing harmony, especially in the Barbershop style.

Is Our Type of Singing Difficult To Do?

Audiences often say our singing seems very difficult. In reality, any guy who just likes to sing- as in a church choir- has all the skill needed to sing in our chorus. Come to any Tuesday rehearsal and find out for yourself!

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David Fares

VP Membership/Development

Eric Werner


John Matthews


Eugene Barr


Aaron Hardin

Assistant Director

Devon Endsley

VP Music/Performance

Bill Dean

Members At Large

Jim Raspberry

Carl Bookshier

Tom Myers

"Vocalizer" Editor

Dave Hentchel