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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

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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

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        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

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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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Ambassadors’ Acappellooza Summer camp in the spotlight | KSDK.com

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Hometown coverage of world champions Ambassadors of Harmony focuses on its "other" major win this summer: service to dozens of young singers attending Acappelloooza Summer. This story has it all: happy kids discovering barbershop, a message of harmony among people from diverse backgrounds, and sure, championship singing by the Ambassadors. It is truly what we are all about.  Local chorus is wi...
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Kiwi barbershop chorus impress America with funk and haka combo | Stuff.co.nz

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Nice to see coverage worldwide from our convention!  A Kiwi barbershop chorus scored a hit at a US competition when they dropped a haka in the middle of their performance.Wellington-based chorus Vocal FX were named the sixth best barbershop chorus in the world at the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2016 International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. via Kiwi barbershop chorus impress America...
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Relive the convention through hundreds of gorgeous photos

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Enjoy these great moments captured by our photographers. Harmonizer editor Lorin May leads a crew that mixes paid professionals, trusted volunteers, and external news photographers. We're pleased to offer several great galleries here.  These are free for use with proper attribution.   Lorin May Shawn York All albums  View all albums View all albums Saturday Night S...
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Forefront captures quartet championship

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NASHVILLE -- FOREFRONT, a barbershop quartet hailing from Terre Haute, Columbus, Champaign and Louisville, bested 58 quartets from around the world to win the championship on July 11 at Bridgestone Arena.  The quartet’s win comes after seven trips to the championship level, placing second for the past two years. The moment was particularly sweet as the medals were placed around their necks by r...
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Ambassadors win chorus championship

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NASHVILLE - The 133 men of the Ambassadors of Harmony captured their fourth gold medals in Friday’s International Chorus Contest presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society. Singing “Something Good” from “The Sound Of Music” and The Carpenters hit “Top of the World,” the chorus emerged at the top of a field of 29 choruses from the United States, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia. Choru...
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