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Party of Five captures seniors quartet championship

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    PARTY OF FIVE, a barbershop quartet from Pennsylvania and New Jersey , bested 23 other groups to capture the gold medals in Saturday’s International Seniors Quartet Contest sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society. Singing “What’ll I Do?” and “Anytime,” the quartet squeezed past two quartets who the previous year had tied for second place, a vivid illustration of the quality of perf...
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Youth choruses earn top honors at harmony gathering in San Antonio

Video and stills available request - email pr@barbershop.org The TREBLEMAKERS CHORUS from Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, was named Audience Favorite and earned a SUPERIOR rating in Friday’s International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in San Antonio. The Treblemakers won the hearts of the sold-out audience with a set that included “Peanut Butter and Jelly.” Their male counterpart...
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2017 Youth Chorus Festival and Senior Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

The Youth Chorus Festival will look a little different this year! In addition to adding Women's and Mixed choruses to the lineup, the 2017 Midwinter Convention will also include the five District choruses participating in our Senior Chorus Festival pilot program. The draw for order of appearance was made with all choruses mixed together, resulting in an exciting mix of singers in each session.  &...
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Join the San Antonio Harmony Platoon!

When the Midwinter Convention comes to San Antonio next January, guys who love to quartet will have the opportunity to experience a ton of singing by joining the HARMONY PLATOON. Here's how Platoon works: Register at www.HarmonyPlatoon.org to get high-quality learning tracks and music to five songs. All weekend long, singers will participate in two "random draw" contests and some good old fashion...
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University of Nebraska-Lincon students form barbershop group for college, high school students

Talk about the Holy Grail of barbershop ambassadorship: young barbershop singers brought their high school experiences to college, and founded new ensembles there. And soon they'll be now heading to San Antonio for the Youth Chorus Festival. Knowing that [Jadyn] Johnson had an interest in barbershop music, Emily Freeman approached her in February of this year with the idea of launching an inc...
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Francisco Núñez to lead youth chorus at Midwinter Convention

In addition to a peak barbershop experience, students at this winter's Youth Chorus Festival will be receive instruction from a clinician with worldwide acclaim.  Francisco Núñez, a recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, is Artistic Director/Founder of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, which draws together children from widely diverse backgrounds in challenging, top caliber ensemble...
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Youth Chorus Festival participants announced

        Men's Chorus Category East Coast Sound Northern New Jersey Web  |  Facebook  |  Video Boom Town Chorus Southern California Facebook  |  Video Foothills Sound East Tennessee Facebook  |  Video Encore Youth Chorus San Antonio, TX Web  |  Facebook Harmonic Collective Liverpool, NY Facebook  |  Video The Voice Central Michigan Facebook  |  Video ...
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Midwinter Convention features new show format for San Antonio

The Barbershop Harmony Society has been experimenting with different ideas to boost the variety, entertainment value, and audience appeal of the Midwinter shows over the past few years. Positive results are being achieved by combining innovative staging, higher production values, broader variety of talent, and increased collaboration with other artists and styles.  The audiences have reacted favo...
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