Fairfax Jubil-Aires are members of the Fairfax County Virginia chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, a Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). SPEBSQSA is the largest singing society in the world, with over 750 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, and with affiliate groups in eight other countries. In each chapter, members combine to form a chorus and quartets that entertain for a fee or just for fun. Each year, in addition to an annual show and Singing Valentines, the Jubil-Aires chorus and quartets perform throughout the area at such places as the White House Ellipse, Fairfax City parade and fireworks displays, county and city parks, cable TV, ball parks, senior citizen residences, conventions, banquets, and other social events.
The Fairfax Chapter consists of approximately 70 members who come from many backgrounds but share a love of singing a cappella close harmony. They meet at 7:30 PM each Wednesday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13421 Twin Lakes Dr., Clifton, VA 20124. Director Richard Lewellen is a dynamic and innovative barbershopper and leader. If you enjoy singing, whether or not you have any musical training, this group may be right for you. Visitors are encouraged and always welcomed, whether they come to sing or just to enjoy listening to a musical style that has pleased people for over a hundred years.
For a short history of the Jubil-Aires, click here to read an article by former member and historian Pete Bermel.
The Jubil-Aires Chorus is a mixed chorus, accepting applicants from all genders. But we are more than just an a cappella chorus. We are truly a family, dedicated to great singing and the wonderful fellowship that comes with it. Wives, husbands, sweethearts, and significant others are actively involved, and we are especially proud of the support we receive from our Jubil-Ladies and Lads. If you and your family are looking for an extended family and the chance to sing, JOIN US!