Barbershop in the News

Voices of tradition

Vestavia Hills, AL - July 28, 2016


It’s Monday night, and all Ed Wharton cares about are proper vowel sounds and correct singing smiles.

“Make your face like how you are when you see your wife … or a good lunch,” Wharton tells the group of men sitting in church pews. They laugh.

Wharton is the president of Voices of the South, the Central Alabama chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Each Monday the group of 15 to 25 men meet to rehearse at Saint Mark United Methodist Church in the traditional barbershop style of singing, an effort to maintain the musical tradition and spend time with fellow singing enthusiasts.


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