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Ambassadors of Harmony IN UNISON with community in Ferguson

MARCH 3, 2017, FERGUSON, MO.
The Ambassadors of Harmony and IN UNISON ensembles share the stage for an impactful version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,” led by Brian Owens, Crossroads and The Fairfield Four.
In a city that many people associate with racial tension, singers gather to show how the universal language of music transcends barriers By Jeremy Gover Society A/V Manager -- jgover@barbershop.org According to Merriam-Webster, the word harmony means “the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord.” That’s how we, a community of artists inside the Barbershop Harmony Society, know...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

Choral Ecosystem
To accomplish our aim of building a better world, singing, the Barbershop Harmony Society constantly works on collaborations with like-minded organizations who are building the field of choral singing.  A healthy choral ecosystem relies on conductors, composers, arrangers, educators, publishers, researchers, academics, public policy advocates, administrators, adjudicators and the music industry as...
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How to rehearse

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Every issue of The Harmonizer is packed with info and education, whether you sing in a chorus, quartet, direct, or just listen. This month, chorus directors are in the spotlight in the Harmony How-To feature, as Donny Rose take guides them through a great rehearsal. Chorus singers: you'll learn plenty by studying what a director is trying to acheive. Good followership is just as important as good ...
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Alexandria Harmonizers to present selections from I Am Harvey Milk at Convention

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After a successful and highly rewarding performance of this powerful piece, Musical Director Joe Cerutti shared some closing thoughts about the experience.  "I will never forget this week as long as I live. Rubbing elbows with artistic celebrities is probably what attracted us to accept this performance in the beginning, but the powerful message delivered through equally powerful music quickly ...
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You can help spread Barbershop in France!

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Our friends from the French Association of Barbershop Singers (FRABS!) have sent an update... and a simple request!Since we created the association (only one year ago), everything went so fast! We already have a couple of quartets going, a chorus project on the way in Paris, and some regular events planned. We meet as many Barbershoppers travelling to France as possible, and we definitely have...
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Harmony U scholarship winners announced

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Larry Ajer Quartet Scholarship Home Brewed Quartet Bennington, NE Dale Clary, Jeff Klemme, Bill Lamme, Phillip Fitzpatrick   Lou Perry Arranger Scholarship 2016 award to Matt Astle and Cay Outerbridge       Association of International Senior Quartet Champions        Youth Chorus Director Scholarship 2016 award to Cody Harrell Director of The Voice      Bob and Judy Brown Scholars...
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Zero8 announces retirement of director Doug Harrington

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An announcement from Zero8 this week: "It is with a deep sadness and a heavy heart we announce that our founder, master director, mentor, brother and dear friend Doug Harrington as of December 23 is retiring from Zero8. Thank you Doug for changing our lives forever. Without you there would not be a Zero8. We would probably also never have been able to enjoy the many talented quartets that have s...
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2016 Youth Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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We are thrilled to have 18 youth choruses joining us in Reno for the 2016 Youth Chorus Festival. This year's roster looks to be a terrific show with a wide range of singers, tons of variety, and a fun draw that will make for a quality afternoon of barbershop. Here's the order of appearance: Emerald City Sound  Boise Chordsmen Youth Chorus  The Voice Some Assembly Required East Coast Sound B...
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