The Silk’n Sounds Chorus, a chapter of Harmony, Inc., is Greater New Haven’s premier women’s a cappella chorus.We are dedicated to excellence in the performance of four-part harmony in the American barbershop tradition and to making a positive difference in our community through the transformative power of musical performance.
We provide high-quality, low-cost a cappella entertainment to community audiences, participate in barbershop conventions and contests, and partner with charitable organizations working to improve life in our community.
Silk’n Sounds was founded in 1998 and chartered as a chapter of Harmony, Inc., in 1999. We have been entertaining Connecticut audiences for over ten years.
A dynamic group of women of all ages, from all walks of life and communities throughout New Haven County,Silk’n Sounds boasts nearly 40 members tied together by a common thread – a love of music. More than 100 women have enjoyed membership in Silk’n Sounds since its inception.
We believe a cappella harmony in the barbershop style is one of the most exciting and challenging art forms in the world, providing endless opportunities for our continuing musical development.
As a chapter of Harmony, Inc., a not-for-profit women’s music education organization, Silk’n Sounds is able to draw on a first-rate faculty of coaches and educators to propel us forward in our art. We hold a weekend coaching retreat each January as well as in-rehearsal coaching sessions.
Each April, Silk’n Sounds joins with hundreds of fellow Harmony, Inc. members from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada for education and evaluation at a weekend convention and contest. Choruses and quartets perform before a panel of judges, and those with high enough scores qualify to participate in Harmony, Inc.’s International Contest held each November.
Silk’n Sounds gives 10-12 performances each year in the community. These performances include our own concerts or shows, benefit and paid performances for charitable or civic organizations, festivals, private groups, church groups, retirement communities, and nursing homes.
Silk‘n Sounds is a 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization. Our funding sources include member dues, performance fees and ticket sales, program ads, fundraising projects, foundation grants, donations and business sponsorships.