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Manchester’s Silk City Chorus Combines Puppets And Barbershop – Hartford Courant

This year the group is working with the University of Connecticut puppetry program to develop a performance that members say will be innovative for the barbershop genre. "We are trying to bring together different art forms that people wouldn't necessarily expect to see as part of one production," said Kevin Williams, a member of the chorus. "It's a little bit innovative."This year's show, sched...
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‘You have to be the orchestra, the singer and the performer all at once’ | Video + Gallery | Providence Journal

Nice coverage of the Northeastern District Convetion this past weekend: It’s as if music, especially the conjoined voices of two dozen young men, transcends the limitations of the spoken word. “It’s my varsity sport, my passion,” Taveras said. “It’s changed everything about my life.” Taveras is a member of one of many barbershop choruses that competed in the Northeast District’s barbershop sing...
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17 Things About Pittsburgh You Have to Explain to Out-of-Towners

Our 2015 Convention in Pittsburgh will be any easy drive for many guests, and you'll find plenty to do when you get there. We have it on good authority that you'll find fun and food beyond the convention events, but thought you might need the straight dope from the natives. If you’re from here or have ever lived here, you have an affinity for this place. One that your friends from other cities j...
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National A Cappella Convention coming to Memphis in 2015

The barbershop world shouldn't be the only place we sing barbershop! Stretch your wings Learn from new perspectives Gain new audiences The A Cappella Educators Association is thrilled to announce the inaugural National A Cappella Convention in Memphis, TN on April 24-25, 2015. Featuring professional concerts, showcase performances, a unique high school competition,group masterclasses, roun...
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Get Your Barbershop Fix

I've got a fever and the only prescription is more barbershop... Even though the Vegas convention ‪#‎BHSLV‬ is over (but not in our hearts), it's not too early to start thinking about the next events. 2015 Mid-Winter is in New Orleans next (the party continues!) ‪#‎BHSNOLA‬ 2015 International convention is in Pittsburgh ‪#‎BHSPGH‬. So here's what you'll need to do... Keep an eye on the conventio...
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Pre-convention tours bring the world’s best to your hometown

Las Vegas is a long trip--especially our competitors who are crossing oceans to get to the desert. That’s why many groups will be touring en route to the Big Show, and that means you can see them without leaving your home state. For example, you might catch Ringmasters in Minneapolis, Houston or Fremont, Nebraska; or Musical Island Boys in Kansas City; or… well, you get the picture. The list is ...
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Alexandria releases promo for its upcoming a cappella contest

We previously told you about this event, which brings together six  top a cappella groups competing for a $1,000 grand prize, and the chapter has now just released this promo video. It’s great in its own right, but also instructive behind the scenes. Harmonizers Marketing Director Noah Van Gilder explains: Rather than spend a lot of time and money to hire a professional to compose this video, t...
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Seniors quartets now playing on YouTube

It's an exciting time to be a senior quartet! Those going to Long Beach are gearing up for the big stage, but the audience never really gets a look into the lives of these guys. This year, we wanted to do something special for the quartets competing at the 2014 International Mid-Winter Seniors Quartet Contest in Long Beach, CA. It's more fun to sing for a crowd that knows who you are and cheers y...
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