The mission of Barbershop Ladies of Tallahassee, lovingly known as BLT, is simple. We love to sing. We love to sing with people we love and make other people happy. Under the direction of Elizabeth Uchimura, BLT continues to be a family of women who want to participate in lifelong singing and grow their musical community in Tallahassee. This is a group for women of all ages and levels to sing, to learn, and to have fun! We believe this is exemplified through the Barbershop style and tradition and love to share it with everyone we can.
But what is Barbershop? You've heard of Disney's Dapper Dans, or seen the quartet in Meredith Willson's The Music Man, or even more recently the Ragtime Gals on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. Each of those represents a small taste of barbershop singing and community. Known for its quintessential "ring" and "barbershop chords", Barbershop is acapella singing that originated around the turn of the century with folks harmonizing informally on street corners - wherever and whenever they could. It gradually solidified into a quartet tradition and was re-energized in the late 1930's with the start of entire organizations devoted to the style. Since BLT is a chorus, we get to make this same music on a larger scale.
Still not sure if it's for you? Visit our friends at the Barbershop Harmony Society - the original organization which has made it their mission to preserve and further the Barbershop tradition - to learn more and find resources about Barbershop.
If any of the above resonates with you, please stop by for a rehearsal. We would love to have you - guests are welcome anytime! We meet every Thursday at 7pm during the collegiate semesters at Saint Paul's United Methodist Church on Meridian St. Email us or connect with us on social media for more information!