About Us -
The Heart of Florida Barbershop Chorus!
Central Florida Chapter, P-049 - Barbershop Harmony Society
Please contact our Chapter President
Dave Bankard phone # (352) 399-6430
for additional information or any questions you may have.
The Heart of Florida is a group of men who enjoy singing. Singing is our hobby. Our chorus was organized in 2003 with initial interest shown by about 50 men. The group was fortunate to find a gold-medal barbershopper and director...Scott Werner.. to lead them.
The Heart of Florida Chorus is a sanctioned Chapter within the Florida Sunshine District of the Barbershop Harmony Society (the international barbershop singing organization formerly known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America)
Our chorus represents every occupation imaginable and a wide age range, but our focus is singing and making friends with some of the finest people in the world.
If the thrill of hearing a chord “ring” moves you, or your wife elbows you to stop you singing along at a concert or your shower is your best practice venue, you are in the right place. We invite you to join our passion and enjoy the fellowship of other men with mutual interests.
We meet every Thursday evening from 6:00 until 9 PM with practice starting at 6:30 PM at the North Lake Presbyterian Church in Lady Lake, Florida. Our rehearsals are open to all interested men and visitors are welcome.
Click here for more information about where we hold our rehearsals.
Scott Werner - Our Director
The Heart of Florida Chorus!
Heart of Florida Mission and Purpose -
Harmony is a gift we’ve been entrusted with, and it’s too wonderful to keep to ourselves. We must share it with young and old, with people of every color and every background, with our neighbors and perfect strangers and everyone in between, because the world needs what we have.
In times of conflict and exclusion, barbershop inspires us to blend, to cooperate, to create beauty and to love each other.
The chapter activities shall be conducted without personal gain for it’s individual members, and any profits to the chapter shall be used in promoting the purposes of the Society, district, or chapter.
The Central Florida Chapter, also known as The Heart of Florida Chorus, has fulfilled all Florida and Federal legal requirements, are a 501c3 organization, and all contributions are tax exempt.
Any shows produced by this Chapter comply with payment of necessary BMI/SESAC fees.
We are an organization of community minded singers, dedicated to spreading the joy of close harmony in our schools and community.