Welcome to the Jeffersonland Chorus's web site
We're glad you're here. We are a men's a cappella Barbershop Chorus and associated Quartets based in Charlottesville Virginia. Please browse this site to find out more about us. We perform regularly both as a public service and for your event and we are always interested in recruiting new members.
Click on the Join Us link to find out more information about where we meet.
Click on Events/Shows to see us perform.
Click on the Hire Us link to have us sing for your special event in the Charlottesville area.
On November 3rd, Our director, Alexa Beal’s quartet, Aged to Perfection, was awarded highest honors in the Harmony Inc International Contest. Alexa, Gaye LaCasce, Kathy Pomer and Ellie Pomer were crowned Harmony Queens with a first place International finish. They scored an average of 80.7, which, trust us, is a really high number!
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We also celebrated another 50 year membership milestone. John Davis has been singing barbershop since the Johnson Administration. John (on the left below) is being presented with a framed version of his BHS membership card by Tom Guterbock our chapter Secretary. We laud John’s continued contribution to our Chorus and to our art form.
TomSox National Anthem - JLC had the honor of singing our national anthem on Friday July 13 as the Charlottesville Tom Sox took on the Staunton Braves. We also were featured in "Baseball movie trivia". We scored 4 out of 5 missing a question about "Field of Dreams." The consolation prize for Dan, George and Tom was a pack of old baseball cards.
50 years! That's what it said on the new BHS membership card of our founder, Ken Wallenborn. We didn't just give it to him; we handed it to him on a silver platter!
We welcome Alexa Beal as our new director. See our Members Page for more details about Alexa.
The singing lesson program has swelled our ranks. 28 men attended our most recent rehearsal. It is great to have so many voices in the group.
Valentine's Day - Our two quartets - Lark and Barbers of Cville sang in dozens of places across Albemarle County. Thanks to all and we look forward to next year!
December 2017 Singing lessons program
Thanks to all who participated (both as students and teachers) for our first singing lessons program. More than 20 men participated and received certificates. The JLC was humbled by the response from out community.
12/1/17 Charlottesville Grand Illumination
JLC was honored to participate in this year's Grand Illumination festivities. We start around 10 min and 20 sec into the performance.
7/8/17 TomSox National Anthem
The Jeffersonland Chorus inspired the fans by singing our National Anthem before the league-leading Charlottesville Tom Sox beat second-place Waynesboro on July 8th.
After singing the anthem, we spent quality time with team mascot Merriweather Lew the prairie dog, and guest mascot and local favorite Cosmo the Sheepdog.
See us on the TomSox web site
5/24/17 JLC Performed at the UVA Community Credit Union Meeting
5/12/17 MoM's Day E-serenades
With great fanfare, Lark and the JLC hosted our first annual personalized E-serenade using an original jingle. Recipients called it the best Mom's day gift ever!.
2/14/17 Singing Valentines
We just finished our Singing Valentine program. To those who participated, we hope your enjoyed the experience. We have a busy year planned. We are looking forward to Mother's Day. We're also headed to Harmony College East to sing and to learn.
The Busy Holiday Season
The Chorus is in demand around the holidays. We're providing festive holiday songs in the a Cappella Barbershop style. Look on the Events/Shows page to find out where we'll be.
Here we were at the City of Charlottesville Grand Illumination along with other acts like the Virginia Consort and the UVA Virginia Gentlemen.
It was a great event with an enthusiastic audience. Thanks to the City and the sponsors for making it possible!
Harmony for All Ages a Hit!
Nov 17, 2016 was a return for the Chorus to the big stage. The program was filled with old classics like Down By the Old Mill Stream and featured more modern tunes like Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans and even original compositions by the Chorus members. Attendance was strong and the feedback about the show was heartening. We'd like to thank the UVA Women in Medicine and Science, St. Anne's Bellfield School, our Supporters and our families for making it all possible.
In the News
The Jeffersonland Chorus is prominently mentioned in The Daily Progress about how the arts benefit communities and lift spirits. Sam Morgan, one of our members, is interviewed and discusses the meteoric rise of a cappella singing on college campuses, how we are reaching out to the community for both membership opportunities and performances and how the Chorus is modernizing and is therefore an opportunity for recent graduates to continue singing.
Fred Waring inspired Dr. Ken Wallenborn to form the Jeffersonland Chorus in 1968. Read all about it in this great Daily Progress article.