About the Heralds
The Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Chorus has been entertaining audiences for over 70 years. The Tampa Chapter is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society and consists of more than 60 men who share in the enjoyment of singing. Unaccompanied by instruments, Barbershop music is a unique American art form with four-part close harmony which produces "ringing" chords. The growth of the music style was enhanced by the types of songs popular between the 1860s and 1920s – songs with sentimental lyrics and simple melodies that made harmonizing easy.
In their performances, the Heralds of Harmony try to preserve the long-standing tradition of Barbershopping while including today's exciting melodies. The unique four-part Barbershop sound is enjoyed by young and old. Audiences agree, the Heralds of Harmony are inspiring, uplifting, dedicated to community service, and passionate in song and performance. Chorus members are comprised from all walks of our daily living. They are fathers, sons, husbands, friends … all are brothers with a common interest. They support our communities with a humanitarian spirit in their personal time and in their professions, and they all love to sing!
In the last twenty-three years, the Heralds have achieved national acclaim, wining District contests and placing near the top in International competition. The Chorus placed 9th in the world in their last International competition in July 2015 held in Pittsburgh.
The Heralds of Harmony perform throughout the year for major social, civic, community and charitable events throughout West Central Florida and offer quartet entertainment for a wide range of audiences including businesses, service and social organizations, and the Tampa Bay Community.
In addition to providing an enjoyable and enriching opportunity for men to engage in the performing arts, the Tampa Chapter supports several charitable organizations in its community outreach each year.