WHO ARE THE GEORGETOWN CHIMES?

We are The Georgetown Chimes, Georgetown University's oldest and only all men's acapella group. Created in 1946 by Frank "Ephus" Jones, the Chimes have been singing together in friendship and close harmony for 71 years. The Georgetown Chimes started as a barbershop quartet to complement Georgetown's prestigious glee club. Our roots are still in the four-part, barbershop tradition, but we have since included in our repertoire rock and pop classics. Each year, the Georgetown Chimes perform on campus at a variety of concerts, including Cherry Tree Massacre, the largest and longest-running (45 years) a cappella festical on the East Coast, that we host each year. Additionally, the Georgetown Chimes are hired to sing at many private events throught the year, including cocktail parties, professional functions, holiday parties, government agencies, and sporting events (in addition to numerous community service and pro-bono gigs). Contact the Georgetown Chimes here if you would like us to perform for you.

The Georgetown Chimes is not an average a cappella group

Upon a successful audition for the Georgetown Chimes, that person becomes a "Neophyte," not a Chime. To become a Chime, Neophytes must master our repertoire of over 130 songs, contact alumni, and learn about the history of the group. This process generally takes a little over a year to complete. Upon becoming a Chime, that person receives the iconic Chimes Tie (blue with three gray stripes) and becomes a full member of the group. Such a process is unique among a cappella groups and serves to ensure the high-quality of our music as well as the life-long dedication of our members. The Georgetown Chimes is as much a brotherhood as a singing group: there have been 261 Chimes, all united in song and friendship. That's why our reunions sound like this and look like this: 



Georgetown Chimes Reunion 2016
The Georgetown Chimes' 2016 reunion, at Georgetown University