We are the Venice Gondoliers,
the local chapter of SPEBSQSA
International, ( now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society). We meet
each Monday night at the Lakeside Lutheran Meyer Hall, 2401 Tamiami Trail,
So Venice, FL.
We sing for fun and fellowship and share
our music with Civic Clubs, Schools, Retirement Centers and a variety of
Community groups. We dress up in our best Barbershop finery for our Annual
show, held each March, where you might find us performing Broadway show
songs, traditional Barbershop tunes, sacred hymns or rousing patriotic
We are a nonprofit organization which
donates performance proceeds to local School music programs, local
Charities, Scholarships and Cultural groups. There are more than thirty of
us who sing with the Venice Gondoliers.
If you like to sing and if you would
like to share in the fun and excitement of barbershop harmony, then why
not visit one of our rehearsals? All you need to be a Venice Gondolier, is
an interest in singing and harmony. Our music programs teach you basic
music reading skills and vocal techniques.
It is not necessary that you "read
music" to sing with us. We teach the four parts (lead, bass, baritone, and
tenor) using sheet music, learning tapes and actual singing with the
chorus and/or a quartet.
For more information contact:
PO Box 641, Venice, FL