Northeast District

Convention and Contest

Fall 2019




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20 members of the Racing City Chorus participated in the Fall 2019 Convention and Contest for the Northeastern District of the Barbershop Harmony Society held in South Portland, Maine on October 26, 2019.  Although the group was smaller than usual, it exceeded expectations by receiving the highest RCC score since 2010.  Among the 17 choruses competing, RCC ranked number 6.  The winning chorus was Vocal Revolution from Concord, MA.

RCC's two contest songs were Don't Blame Me and It's Only a Paper Moon.  According to RCC Director Rich Gervais "Our scores improved and the judges' comments were a tribute to the hard work and effort (RCC) exhibited.  It was a thrill to hear them compliment the chorus as a whole and individual sections on their unit sound and supported singing."

Come watch and hear RCC at its next public performance on December 5th at the Adirondack Trust on Broadway as part of the annual Victorian Street Walk and Tree Lighting Ceremony 2019.  Times will be published as soon as they are set by the Saratoga County Chanber of Commerce.



Welcome to the Racing City Chorus Website

      Wanted: Men of Good Character That Love to Sing


Racing City Chorus is an extraordinary group of gentlemen who gather together in celebration of the artform known as barbershop music. We are a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.


Our director is Rich Gervais who inspires us to reach new heights with each performance. We can be heard throughout the year, singing for civic and charitable organizations, private groups, churches, community events, parades and fundraisers.



Racing City Chorus

Rehearsals: Tuesday 7:30 pm at

The PBA Clubhouse, 5 Bliven Way, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Where do you like to sing?  Come and be a part of a special group of gentlemen.  Find out how to Join Us!


We love to entertain by putting on our own musical events each year for the community, our friends, and families. We deliver Singing Valentines, and in an effort to stay committed to singing and performing at the highest level possible, we compete from time to time in divisions and district competitions.


Please contact us to sing at your next special event!

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About The Racing City Chorus

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About Barbershop

Find out more about this amazing, original artform and our organization.



Our Quartets

Racing City Chorus has a number of great quartets. Check them out!


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See Our Chorus!

Click here for a slide show of pictures of the Racing City Chorus over the years.


Fun Information

 Did you ever wonder why men's barbershop music is written on the treble and bass clef while the notes actually sung are really bass clef notes?  Below is the first line of My Wild Irish Rose written as actually sung with the tenor part in black, the lead in red, the bari in green and the bass in blue!  You can see why Barbershop chords have such close harmony. Now you know.


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