Barbershop featured at Classical MPR
The barbershop choral form gets serious consideration in this well-balanced story at classicalmpr.org, website of Minnesota Public Radio. As Dan Wascoe, Jr., notes:
In Minnesota, where choral music is serious business, high-quality barbershop singing has gained respect from the likes of Brian Newhouse, managing director of Classical MPR. While many classical choral works are more complex than barbershop arrangements, Newhouse believes there is "excellence in every genre." He also says he recognizes "how much work is involved in attaining excellence — hours and days of rehearsal, when you're shoulder to shoulder, trying to lock into your neighbor's harmony."