The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus is the Arlington, Virginia chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), formerly known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Incorporated (SBEBSQSA). We are one of over 700 chapters in the United States and Canada with combined membership of over 30,000.


We are a non-profit a cappella group dedicated to preserving and performing barbershop music in Arlington, Virginia, and the surrounding area. Founded in 1957, the chorus and chapter quartets have a well-known tradition of providing clean, wholesome, quality entertainment for a variety of functions throughout Northern Virginia.

The Chapter is sponsored in part by Arlington County through the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 


The Arlingtones seek to preserve the art of 4-part a cappella music by offering performances in the barbershop style, demonstrating fellowship by their activities, and promoting a community spirit within Arlington.


Our mission is to:

  • Enthusiastically promote the uniquely American a cappella musical style called barbershop

  • Encourage vocal harmony, fellowship, and good entertainment in the community

  • Strive for the best artistic and vocal quality possible at each performance

  • Perform within the community on a regular basis

  • Accept the challenge of competition with the goal of promoting greater public appreciation of barbershop harmony

  • Encourage all members and non-members alike to participate within their capabilities

  • Encourage and welcome everyone of good character wishing to participate in this hobby.

We are proud to take a leading role in diversity and inclusion. The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus was the first chapter in the Mid-Atlantic District to incorporate female voices. We would like to extend an invitation to all individuals to discover their own singing power and create a culture where difference is valued. 

We welcome all voices to join us in harmony!

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