The Independence Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is an internationally-ranked,
diverse, inclusive, men's a cappella chorus dedicated to creating extraordinary harmony in the barbershop style, and fostering good will and fellowship wherever we perform.
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singing with the
Men of Independence
We are a self-proclaimed "Everyman Chorus" that enjoys singing together and performing at the highest level! Click here to learn more
We host two shows/year and perform throughout Northeast
Ohio. Click here to discover where you can hear us next or book us for your event!
Guests are invited to join us every Thursday evening at 7:29pm at the Independence United Methodist Church. Click below to learn more!
The Men of Independence will be competing for the district chorus championship at the 2019 Johnny Appleseed District Convention on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio
Harmony Showcase is a platform to illuminate the impact of music on a diverse population and to perpetuate the vision of “Everyone In Harmony”, a strategic vision introduced in June 2018 by the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).
Harmony Showcase is intended to spotlight the inclusive nature of music – especially that of 4-part a cappella singing. It represents the Northeast Ohio launchpad for the “Everyone In Harmony” initiative and will be spearheaded by the Men of Independence (MOI), the largest chapter of BHS in Northern Ohio.
This year’s Spring Cabaret was the first event under the Harmony Showcase umbrella. We are very fortunate to have an initial underwriter of this program, the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation. The Wenk family shares MOI’s vision for an inclusive music education and performance initiative. Our hope is to use our chorus performances and a specific slate of youth outreach initiatives to bring barbershop music to the community to teach and encourage Northeast Ohio youth to discover the healing power, therapeutic value and pure joy of singing four-part harmony.
As the program unfolds and elements are added, we encourage individuals and organizations to join us in the Harmony Showcase platform.
We extend our sincere thanks to the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation for their ‘leap of faith’ and passionate desire to use music to heal, cultivate and enrich lives.
The MOI was founded on being a quartet-based chorus. We're proud of the many quartets who represent us on stage. Meet them here!