About The MVE

Our Mission
The Greendale, WI Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is a fraternity dedicated to providing its members, audience, and community with a cappella entertainment excellence, education in this unique American musical style, and altruistic service.

Over 30 Years

of Barbershop



Founded in 1989, the Midwest Vocal Express (MVE) male a cappella chorus specializes in “Storytelling through Song,” performing:

  • Traditional barbershop favorites

  • Show tunes

  • Spirituals

  • Popular music


Headquartered in Greendale, WI, and made up of singers from across Southeast Wisconsin, MVE is known locally for the best in family entertainment, and worldwide for their “legendary” theatrical presentations on the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Contest Stage.


There are over 800 chapters worldwide, and the Midwest Vocal Express has competed in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Chorus contest 14 times. MVE has held the 5th Place Bronze Medalist Chorus position three times.


The Midwest Vocal Express thrives on changing the lives of the audience through performance.