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You can help spread Barbershop in France!

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Our friends from the French Association of Barbershop Singers (FRABS!) have sent an update... and a simple request!Since we created the association (only one year ago), everything went so fast! We already have a couple of quartets going, a chorus project on the way in Paris, and some regular events planned. We meet as many Barbershoppers travelling to France as possible, and we definitely have...
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Trio of gold medalists headline concert in Germany… and you can watch ONLINE!

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Ambassadors of Harmony, Crossroads, and Double Date head to Germany and the BING (Barbershop In Germany) convention in just a few short weeks. This roster of gold medalists headline the finale show... and you can watch LIVE!  Three local groups are preparing to travel to Munich, Germany in early March to perform in Barbershop Musikfestival 2016. The main event of the biennial festival is the Wo...
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Zero8 announces retirement of director Doug Harrington

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An announcement from Zero8 this week: "It is with a deep sadness and a heavy heart we announce that our founder, master director, mentor, brother and dear friend Doug Harrington as of December 23 is retiring from Zero8. Thank you Doug for changing our lives forever. Without you there would not be a Zero8. We would probably also never have been able to enjoy the many talented quartets that have s...
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Quartet performs for Swedish royal family

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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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Taipei to New Orleans: A new barbershopper is born!

This is Alex. From L to R: Steve Zorn, Eric Dove, Alex Li, and Marty Monson He saw a YouTube video of Storm Front singing "Lida Rose" and began searching for more barbershop... a common beginning for young barbershoppers that usually ends in finding a local chapter and starting on a fairly small scale. But in this case, the search began in Taipei, Taiwan. Alex had been planning a visit to the ...
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Gifford producing hymn book to help preserve culture

Matt Gifford is a busy and broad fellow. The bass of Musical Island Boys has undertaken an inspiring musical heritage preservation project: After a month on Rarotonga researching for a project to publish a book of Penrhyn island hymns and folk songs – talented musician Matthew Gifford believes he can, with financial support, bring his project to life.Matt is of Penrhyn descent on his father Mehau...
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The Old Joes’ Choir wins barbershop category in World Choir Games

// The Barbershop Harmony Society and its affiliates are not the only places to find our style of close-harmony singing. This past summer, the Old Joes' Choir of Colombo, Sri Lanka, took top honors in the Barbershop Choirs Division of the World Choir Games, singing a set that would sound right at home on any barbershop stage. Click through to the choir's Facebook page and take a listen.
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The Musical Island Boys on Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand coverage! Wellington based barbershop quartet The Musical Island Boys were named the International Quartet Champions at the 76th Annual Barbershop Harmony Society Convention in Las Vegas over the weekend. The group is only the second quartet from outside the United States to have won the title. The quartet have just arrived home in Wellington. via The Musical Island Boys | Aftern...
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