Barbershop in the News

Barbershop world champions visit Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA- June 29, 2016


It started with an episode of The Simpsons, the one where Homer starts a barbershop quartet. Inspired by the episode, four young Swedes just out of high school decided to start their own quartet. "We didn't know anything about barbershop, but we wanted to learn," member Emanuel Roll said. They practiced, perfected and performed. And six years later, they won.



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Barbershop success: Island City Chorus and Montreal Express thriving

Montreal, Canada - June 22, 2016


It was a few months ago that I first heard from Gerry Green. The Dollard des Ormeaux resident is one of the people behind the Island City Chorus. “We are looking for men from the ages of 19 to 90 to join our group,” Green said. “The group rehearses every Monday night at the DDO Civic Centre, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. We want to invite people to come listen and see if they would like to join a fun group.”



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Hear Barbershop harmony on June 16

Salisbury, MD;- June 15, 2016


Harmony College East is a chance for barbershop quartets and individual singers to work on their singing skills at a weekend full of workshops at Salisbury University. The college was created by the Barbershop Harmony Society to allow members and other talented singers the chance to explore different aspects of music and improve on their vocal skills said Ig Jakovac, president of the Mid-Atlantic district of the Barbershop Harmony Society.



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Barbershop quartet sing for passengers on board delayed flight

Indianapolis, IN - June 8, 2016


When passengers were faced with a five-hour delay on board their flight, an elderly barbershop quartet decided to lift the mood. Flight attendant Kari Mann was speaking to the singers, who were performers in the group Port City Sound, as the plane sat on the tarmac at Indianapolis International Airport in the US.



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The Masters of Harmony Repertoire

Lake Arrowhead, CA - June 9, 2016


The overall goal is musical excellence and expressing an art form in a creative way that involves a cappella singing. With various levels of harmonies, tenor, bass and baritone singing, the concise melodies put together by the Masters of Harmony (MOH) create an unforgettable experience for the audience. “It’s when you get to the point where you are in a competition, and you elevate the level of your performance to an artistic extent,” said Arbe Kraft, local representative for the MOH.



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