About the Devil Mountain Chorus
I'The Devil Mountain Chorus (DMC), also known as the Walnut Creek Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, got its origin from the Berkeley Californians Chorus which was established in 1953. The DMC was a spin-off of this chorus, established in 1972. The Chorus is made up of men from throughout the East Bay, who come together weekly to have fun, sing well while continuing to improve, entertain audiences throughout the East Bay, and to perpetuate the barbershop hobby through singing in four-part harmony both in a chorus and in quartets.
Through performances, charitable activities, support of music education, and partnership with other organizations, we share our love of harmony with the community. We compete regularly in the local Barbershop Harmony Society’s conventions. Under Kristen Taylor’s direction (our Musical Director), was again in 2018 declared the Plateau A Champions in the FWD Northwest Division contest. The Devil Mountain Chorus was also named the Far Western District Chapter of the Year in 2017.
About Barbershop Harmony
Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music, sung by men or women or a combination of both. The Barbershop Harmony Society, formerly known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), is an International organization of male singers that began in America in 1938.
Barbershop continues to thrive today in choruses and quartets throughout the world. The style is considered fundamental to a cappella singing of all types. Deke Sharon, a cappella master and music arranger for the movie "Pitch Perfect", says "contemporary a cappella doesn't have a traditional refined martial art... does it? It does. It's called Barbershop" (read more here http://www.casa.org/content/acamartialart). Devil Mountain Chorus is proud to be part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and participates in conventions and contests.