• The Beginning: Chartered in May, 1970.
  • Membership: 23 happy singers from around the Chippewa Valley —  Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, and Buffalo Counties. Part of the largest male singing organization in the world -over 35,000 members scattered across the globe in 800 chapters and singing in 3000 quartets.
  • Purpose:
    1. Preserve and enjoy one of the few “truly American” styles of music.
    2. Provide service to the Dunn County area through music and entertainment.
    3. Support local and national service projects.
    4. Provide hobby and recreation for men who enjoy singing (perhaps sang in the past, or know that they would like to sing) and are seeking a healthy, fun activity.
    5. Encourage music education and individual vocal development for our members.
    6. Encourage quartet singing. See our Chapter Quartets Page
    7. Support music education and the musical arts in the schools.
  • Achievements:
    1. An Annual Barbershop Harmony Show is staged for the public each Spring.  Each year the finest of regional and national barbershop quartets are invited to perform along with local quartets and the Northern Lights Chorus.
    2. The Northern Lights Chorus and the Chapter quartets compete each year in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s contest system both for their own enjoyment and to continue improving the quality of performances.
      • At the 1991 10,000 Lakes Division Contest, the Northern Lights Chorus from Dunn County won the Plateau A Championship and was also named “Most Improved Chorus”
      • In 1993, Dunn County’s Northern Lights Chorus was again crowned Division Plateau A champions.
      • At the 10,000 Lakes Division Contests in 1994, the men from Dunn County once again captured the Plateau A Championship and again the MostImproved-Chorus award.
      • In the 1996 Division competition, CHIPs Quartet was named 10,000 Lakes Novice Quartet Champion, and their singing qualified them for entry into the Land O’ Lakes District Contest.
      • At the 2011  10,000 Lakes Division Contest, Northern      Lights Chorus from Dunn County won the Plateau A Championship         and also was named “Most Improved Chorus”!

The Dunn County Chapter is comprised of several different performing groups, including the Northern Lights Chorus,  CHIPS Quartet, Sir Arthur’s Court-tet, Dunn 4 quartet, and the Sunshine Express quartet.   Each of these ensembles is available for performance: Contact Us