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Quartet performs for Swedish royal family

News from abroad! Gold medalist Rasmus Krigström (Ringmasters,  2012) shares news about a memorable performance before a royal audience: "Just sang a quartet gig at a private dinner party with the Swedish King, Queen, and Crown Princess among the people at the table. We had the chance to chat a little with the royals after the gig and they asked a few questions, eventually leading to me explainin...
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Throwback Thursday: Meet the Forcep Four!

Collegiate a cappella is booming... but it's not new! Oregon Health & Science University historian Max Johnson shares a recent acquisition for the Historical Collections and Archives department: a digitized recording of  campus quartet the Forcep Four, from their last recording session done in 1962. "The Forcep Four was a group of students including Jim Haaland, Robert Clark, Douglas Chambers...
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Local quartet turns one gig into three!

Pittsburgh-area quartet Chromatics had a fun but typical day planned... sing at a local event, then maybe grab a bite to eat. But being in the right place at the right time paid off and turned into a big day! The lesson? Sing well, get barbershop out into the world, and be ready for anything! Check out their recap: My quartet, Chromatics, has been hired to sing on stage as part of Pittsburgh's a...
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“Illustrator Jimmy” pens incredible champ quartet art

A bit of idle doodling while watching the webcast has turned into a burgeoning gallery celebrating barbershop quartet champions. Jimmy Trapp tells his story: Last July, just for the fun of it, I put together an illustration for the 2015 International Barbershop Quartet Champions, Instant Classic. I posted it to Facebook and before I knew it, my feed was blowing up! My fellow Barbershoppers l...
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Quartet registrations take time – get moving in time for contest

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The hard-working Customer Service Center team reminds us that fall contest season usually means a crush of activity from quartet and chorus competitors. Processing applications and quartet registrations for all of our members does take time, so plan ahead! Helpful Tips: Ebiz – The online Members Only website is your tool to check on the status of membership applications, renewals, and new or r...
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BHS quartets help Alaska Airlines celebrate SEA > BNA connection

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Alaska Airlines is the newest kid on the block at Nashville International Airport and a barbershop connection brought two quartets to the official party at Gate B-8. The inaugural flight was piloted by Captain Mike Rinehart, veteran pilot and bass singer in Northwest Sound Chorus, who brought along a quartet of chorus members just for the occasion. Nashville quartet High Gravity entertained the ...
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The Crush (FWD) announces retirement

News from The Crush:   As The Crush looks back at the last 9 years, we can truly say it has been a great run. We've traveled to 15 states, 5 countries, competed in 7 International Conventions (3 of which were Top Ten finishes), and won a District Championship. After all those wonderful times and many great memories, we have decided it's time for this foursome to "hang up our pitch pipes....
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Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest evolves with changes for 2016

  Looking outward to serve more singers A primary activity of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s outreach programs is to create festivals and competitions where young people participate in memorable barbershop experiences that encourage more young people to sing. In lively public debates, quiet chats over coffee, and many years of dialogue with members, past participants, and music educators, we h...
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Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest registration is now open

Four men, singing a cappella barbershop harmony, in front of an audience. That’s all it takes to get started in a fun and exciting form of music that can take you literally around the world and change your life forever. Registration and entry forms are now online for the next season of the Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest, sponsored by Harmony Foundation International. Yep, the name and image h...
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