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Apple Boys brings barbershop to the stage in November

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Nearly forty years after The Buffalo Bills made barbershop history in the premiere of The Music Man, a new show featuring a quartet has scheduled its New York theatre debut. The Apple Boys: A New Barbershop Quartet Musical will premiere on Wednesday, November 8th at Ars Nova, a midtown theater known for presenting new work. (Sorry, both performances are already sold out!) Featuring an original sc...
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Faculty applications open for Harmony University 2018!

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  Harmony University is looking for a few good teachers!      We are now accepting applications for Harmony University 2018! Our week-long event will be once again held at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee, from Sunday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 29th, 2018.   As we have done for several years, applications are open to the general public. Even if you were not selected in the past, y...
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Strategic Vision Update – Fall 2017

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Of all of the activities that took place during the launch of the BHS Strategic Vision, the one we did the most was listen! We anticipated -- and received! -- a lot of input from the barbershop community and beyond. Thank you to those that called, emailed, and spoke with our staff over the past two months. We value your input and use it to continute to plan our next steps.   Current status Shor...
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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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Mike Rowe named Honorary Life Member

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Executive producer and TV host Mike Rowe has been named an Honorary Life Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. A barbershop singer and fan, Mike credits his show business career in part to the influence of his high school choir director, Fred King, who also happened to be a world champion barbershop quartet singer. (Read Mike’s touching memorial tribute to Fred, or listen to him tell the sto...
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Masters of Harmony win chorus championship

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The Masters of Harmony of Santa Fe Springs, California, reclaimed the gold medals that had eluded them in their previous two attempts, as they captured the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2017 international chorus championship Friday, July 8. A medley of love songs and a scorching performance of “Too Darn Hot/ Fever” with extravagant choreography propelled the 112-man chorus to its ninth victory, s...
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Main Street wins International Quartet Championship

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Main Street, a traditionally-styled barbershop  quartet based in Orlando, proved there’s still a place for straw hats and arm garters in the upper reaches of  a cappella singing, as it captured the 2017 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, July 9 in Las Vegas. Even as the competition brought new sounds and stylish intensity to the contest, the six-time medal...
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Ragtime Gals welcome guests to Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon at Universal Studios

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Starting in April, the beloved Dapper Dans of Walt Disney World won't be the only barbershop quartet appearing regularly in an Orlando theme park. Universal Studios is currently previewing a new attraction, Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon. The pre-show entertainment includes live performances by a quartet inspired The Ragtime Gals on NBC's Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. As on TV, the...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

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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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Society presents Barbershop in a BIG way at ACDA National Conference next week

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Showcase concert appearances from Ringmasters, Crossroads, and Great Northern Union, reading sessions of barbershop music, and a clinic demonstrating the success of barbershop choruses in igniting the fire in younger singers will all take place at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference next week in Minneapolis. Who better than BHS to support the conference theme of “A Life O...
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