Barbershop Harmony in Hickory, NC

CVCC Scores Dual win at a cappella singing contest

The CVCC choral program recently competed at the Carolinas District of the Barbershop Harmony Society a cappella contest held in Charlotte, NC. The CVCC mixed ensemble won the Collegiate Challenge Ensemble category while the men’s group (Hawk-a-pella) finished second. Presenting the plaques to Choral Director Caroline Simyon (C) are Bob Johns (L) and Lee DeArmond (R) of the local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (Carolina Moonlighters). In the background of the photo are members of this year’s Hawk-a-pella ensemble.

The CVCC ensembles and their new men’s quartet, Red Tail Ringers, are scheduled to participate in the barbershop organization’s fall festival being held in November in Columbia, SC.

Who are we?

The Carolina Moonlighters are a group of young (and young at heart) men who love to make vocal music in the barbershop style. If you have the desire for some fellowship, entertainment, and to let some chords ring, our barbershop chorus is the group for you.

We are the Hickory, NC chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and are affiliated more locally as part of the Carolinas District, incorporating North and South Carolina as well as parts of Georgia.

We are not all professional musicians. We do not all read music. We bring no judgement. Just a love of singing, and a passion for this hobby that makes the world a better place.

What do we do?

The Carolina Moonlighters are passionate about three things:

  • Singing Barbershop music
  • Helping in the community
  • Telling bad jokes

All jokes aside, we mostly enjoy the fellowship and the feeling you get when you sing a chord in perfect harmony and get to hear the overtones "ring."

We regularly perform concerts as fundraisers to support local charities like Catawba Regional Hospice and local High School Choral Programs. We have performed as entertainment for the Hickory Soup Kitchen annual fundraisers, sung holiday programs at local nursing homes, among many other organizations which we support.

When do we meet?

The Carolina Moonlighters have a regular chorus meeting weekly on Thursdays at 7:00pm. Our Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Thursday at 6:00pm before regular rehearsal. Check out the calendar at the bottom of the page for updated event times.

Where do we meet?

The Carolina Moonlighters are pleased to be associate members of the United Arts Council and our regular meetings are in the North Annex of the SALT Block (Art Museum and Science Center). The building is across the parking lot from the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, and adjacent to the main entrance for the Catawba Science center. The address for the SALT Block is:

243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory NC, 28601

For information you may call or text Isaac at (828) 352-2839