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The Easternaires quartet, considered  one of the most entertaining groups of all time, was inducted into Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 7, 2018 zduring the Society’s International Convention in Orlando. From 1956 through 1976, The Easternaires competed over three decades, earning three medals in the International Quartet Contest, finishing in the top […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 12, 2018, 9:30 pm
    The international convention is always a good occasion for press coverage. We really like this item in  Orlando Magazine.  “Kealan Rivera says he’s made more than half his friends by spontaneously singing with them. The Delaney Park resident and member of Orlando’s Orange Blossom Chorus says people in the barbershop quartet community constantly meet new […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 9, 2018, 2:30 pm
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 9, 2018, 2:23 pm
Flawless harmonies and jazzy  interpretation propelled After Hours  to the pinnacle of a cappella singing, as it captured the 2018 international quartet championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, July 7 in Orlando. Singing a range of songs from Broadway including “Butter Outta Cream” from Catch Me If You  Can, “The Next Ten Minutes” from […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 8, 2018, 6:20 pm
The Vocal Majority men’s chorus of Dallas reclaimed the gold medals that eluded them last year, as they captured the 2018 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Friday,July 6 in Orlando. The tender ballad “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line and “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from Funny Girl with […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 7, 2018, 2:03 am
 Reporter Gene Wexler did a nice piece from the 2018 International Convention in Orlando. Read the full story, or click below to listen.
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 6, 2018, 6:56 pm
Frontier, a quartet from Michigan, beat out 19 other young quartets from around the world to capture the Next Generation Barbershop Varsity Quartet Contest Wednesday evening in Orlando. The contest was held at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 80th annual convention. Singing “Evermore” from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and a comedic rendition of “Do You […]
Author: Brian Lynch
Posted: July 5, 2018, 11:56 am
This blog posts excerpts content from the BHS Music Educator Guide and Songbook. It is intended to address the male and female changing voice, but has a broader application when considering mixed gendered barbershop singing.   From highest to lowest, the voice parts in barbershop are tenor, lead (melody), baritone, and bass. The following graphics […]
Author: Steve Scott
Posted: June 20, 2018, 1:04 pm
This blog posts excerpts content from the BHS Music Educator Guide and Songbook. It is intended to address accommodating arrangements of tags written for male and female changing voice, but has a broader application when considering mixed-gendered barbershop singing.   The coda of a song typically has a flourish of chord changes. These endings, called […]
Author: Steve Scott
Posted: June 20, 2018, 12:13 pm
The Barbershop Harmony Society believes that what we offer – the experience of singing together in harmony – is meaningful to all people, and should therefore be accessible to people in all combinations. Since the announcement of the Strategic Vision last June, the Society Board and staff leadership have been involved in ongoing discussions about […]
Author: Amy Rose
Posted: June 19, 2018, 2:59 pm