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An invitation to you: Are you the Enrico Caruso or Sarah Brightman of the shower? Can you sing Happy Birthday?  If so, don't be content to sit back and listen; you are welcome to come and "ring a few chords" with the Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus!  Clear out the lungs, tune up the pipes, and join us and make some good friends; open to people of all ages and genders!

START SINGING RIGHT AWAY!
Interested visitors are welcome to sit in with us any Monday night at the First United Methodist Church in Palatine. Please note: due to Covid-19 protocols, we require all members and visitors to be vaccinated with at least two doses of Pfizer/Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson when attending rehearsal in person. You will get a guest book that contains all our current music.  We recommend most newcomers begin with the Lead section (melody).

BARBERSHOP CHORDS HAVE FOUR PARTS

  • The Bass is the foundation of the Barbershop chord.  It requires vocal strength and range to hit the lower notes.
  • The Lead is a middle-range part which sings the melody.  Many singers begin as Leads but later move to another section more suitable to their voice and range.
  • The Baritone is also middle-range and mostly harmony notes.  It is the most difficult and important part.
  • The Tenor is the highest voice and completes the classic 4-part harmony of a Barbershop song.  Most Tenors sing in a falsetto voice and must have a good ear to keep the pitch in tune.

JOINING THE ARLINGTONES
After a couple of visits, we can schedule an easy voice evaluation for you. This will provide our director with the information needed to help place you in the best voice section. You are eligible to join as an official Arlingtone whenever you're ready!

INTERESTED IN MORE?
See www.arlingtones.net (our home page) for more information!
Or check out our 2019 Illinois District Contest Performance and join our facebook page!

Upcoming events (1)

Every Monday: Barbershop A Cappella Singing!

123 N Plum Grove Rd

Come join us every Monday at the First United Methodist Church of Palatine and "ring a few chords" with the Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus! (This is not a religious event.)

Clear out the lungs, tune up the pipes, and make some good friends singing together! Guests are always welcome!

Song List:

  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Heart of My Heart
  • Sweet and Lovely
  • I Don't Know Why
  • Over the Rainbow
  • I'm Feeling Fine
  • Hallelujah
  • When I Fall in Love

Other popular songs from our repertoire:

  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
  • Come Go With Me
  • Country Roads
  • Hello Mary Lou
  • I Feel a Song Coming On
  • In My Room
  • Kokomo
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World
  • I'm Feeling Fine
  • When I'm 64
  • Yesterday

We'll also have an afterglow just down the street at Tap House or Lamplighters after rehearsal!

Come check us out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBLUTlfXKPI
https://www.arlingtones.net/sing-with-us.html

Past events (42)

Every Monday: Barbershop A Cappella Singing!

123 N Plum Grove Rd