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WHO WE ARE

The Santa Monica Oceanaires are a men's chorus singing in the "barbershop" style.

We have been serving and entertaining the west side of Los Angeles for over 40 years


BARBERSHOP MUSIC

Barbershop music is a style of a capella close harmony derived from traditional quartet singing.

The melody is sung by a "lead", supported primarily by a "bass" an octave or more below the melody.  The additional harmony parts are provided by a "tenor" above the melody and a "baritone" below.

QUARTETS AND CHORUS

The Santa Monica Oceanaires rehearse and perform as a chorus but we also serve as the host to a number of barbershop quartets.

We are a member of the Far Western District of the Barbershop Harmony Society and participate annually in regional competitions.



The Santa Monica Oceanaires are a 501.C3 Charitable Organization, an official chapter of The Barbershop Harmony Society -
The Society for the Preservation Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing In America
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