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Sing With The Champs… in Orlando!

If you had fun at the Sing With The Champs event in Las Vegas, you’ll love what we have planned in Orlando!    More people get to sing more songs with more quartets Casual afterglow setting, so you can focus on relishing the moment with your heroes, not about performing  on a stage More than two hours of singing and socializing  -- more than 100 songs sung with champs Yes, last year’s SWTC...
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Guest blog: The impact of the male singing experience, shared with everyone – Debra Lynn

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Recently, in an impromptu Facebook video post, guest blogger Debra Lynn shared her thoughts about why the male-only chorus and quartet structure is so important to preserve. Her personal story and observations closely align with our core mission and provide particular insight into why we are so committed to both preserving the male singing experience and exploring ways to become a more fully inclu...
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Multi-Grammy vocal quartet THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society

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Celebrating a career of more than four decades, multiple Grammy awards, and a reputation for stylistic exploration and innovation, legendary vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer has been awarded Honorary Life Membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society. The award will be made in New York City on June 20 at a concert commemorating the group’s 45th anniversary. “The Manhattan Transfer’s distinct...
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Guest Blog: Everyone Can Sing! – Jack Peters

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Everyone Can Sing! by Jack Peters   If you can speak, you can sing -- maybe not as you’d like or think you should, but you can make a tone and that is a start. Maybe you, like a billion or so others, have said, “I can’t sing” or heard from loved ones, “please, don’t sing!” However, singing is a very natural thing we can do from our very first cry. Everyone is entitled to its proven pleasur...
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CBS Sunday Morning features BHS International Convention

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Subject as always to the whims of breaking news, look for a feature story this Sunday, April 29 on CBS Sunday Morning. Correspondent Barry Petersen explored all facets of our 2017 convention in Las Vegas, roaming from shows to late night tag sessions to Harmony University classes to the Saturday Night Spectacular, and was flat-out amazed at what he saw. The rundown for the April 29 show notes: ...
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Orlando Convention: Quartet opening rounds, Next Generation contest to be held in Linda Chapin Theater

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To provide a better experience for quartets and audience alike, some events at the 2018 International Convention in Orlando will take on a new look. We aim to optimize every performance by selecting right-sized halls for each event, so that performers can connect to audiences up close, and audiences get the best sound and sight lines possible. For 2018, that means we will stage the Quartet Quarte...
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Kansas City celebrates Society’s 80th anniversary

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A chance meeting in 1938 at Kansas City’s historic Muehlebach Hotel planted the seed for a worldwide harmony movement, and eighty years later, Barbershopppers throughout the area are celebrated. Mayor Sly James and the Kansas City Common Council issued a Proclamation recognizing National Barbershop Quartet Day. Festivities on Wednesday, April 11, the official birth date of the Society,  includ...
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Celebrate National Barbershop Quartet Day – April 11

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National Barbershop Quartet Day commemorates the birth of the organized barbershop movement on April 11, 1938, when 26 men gathered together at the invitation of Rupert Hall , the “Royal Keeper of the Minor Keys,” and O.C. Cash, “Third Assistant Temporary Vice Chairman” for a songfest. Subsequent gatherings snowballed, leading to the founding of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement o...
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Singing Valentines pop up in NPR Politics podcast

Some happy recepients of Singing Valentines can spread their happiness further than others. The NPR Politics Podcast for February 15 closes with a "Can't Let It Go" moment in which national political correspondent Mara Liasson tells of being surprised at her doorstep with a Singing Valentine that was  as "totally awesome!" Co-host ron Elving ventures a few notes, too. He was better than he knew. ...
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Your barbershop memories last a lifetime. Your membership can, too.

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By the time you’ve hit five or ten years as a Barbershopper, you’ve probably crossed that tipping point where you know this is going to be forever. You’ve passed through the stages in which interest has progressed into hobby, and from there into a lifestyle, then into a mission, until at last, barbershop is your identity.  If barbershop is your life, you should consider becoming a Lifetime Member...
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