Organized in October, 1989 (shortly after the big earthquake), the Gold Standard Chorus has had many local performances and participated in District competitions. We’ve sung along the route at a few Wharf-to-Wharf races, Scotts Valley’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies, various residential facilities, and at three annual concerts. Most importantly, have a good time singing.

The Barbershop Harmony Society is an international men’s singing society, a “male voices only” organization. We’re a chapter within the Barbershop Harmony Society (formerly the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America, Inc.) and attend annual conventions with other chapters. Our hometown of Santa Cruz, California has long been known for doing things a bit differently, and we’re no exception: our “mixed harmony” is a rarity in the barbershop world.

If you like harmony, we’d like to meet you. You’ll be welcome at any of our chapter meetings (rehearsals), and if you call or email us, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.