LOCAL BARBERSHOP CHORUS TO HOST HARMONY WORKSHOP

Harmony Heritage Chorus will lead a “Teach-In and Sing Out” at the Lincoln Public LIbrary

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, June, 2017 — Harmony Heritage Chorus, the Pawtucket, RI  chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will lead a free harmony performance and workshop at the Lincoln Public Library on 145 Old River Road in Lincoln,  RI.  The workshop will take place on Thursday, June 22nd  from 6:45  – 7:45 PM.   This free, participatory event will show how the four different voice parts – tenor, lead, baritone, and bass – work together, while showcasing the wide range of musical possibilities contained in this timeless style of a cappella singing. Members of the audience will be invited to try out the parts and to sing selected songs with the chorus.

The Harmony Heritage chorus is an award-winning chapter of Harmony, Inc. that performs under the direction of Bob O’Connell, an accomplished director, performer and musician. “Participants don’t need to have a lot of musical experience, formal training, or even have the ability to read music,” says O’Connell. “Just bring a passion for singing, and we’ll deliver the tools to take that passion to the next level.”

Harmony Heritage chorus primarily sings in the barbershop harmony style, which traces its musical roots back to the turn of the 20th century. Today, barbershop harmony singers not only celebrate the classics, but also put their own spin on contemporary songs as well.

To register for this workshop, call 401-333-2422, x 22.  For more information about Harmony Heritage chorus, visit www.harmonyheritage.org or call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or Mary Levasseur at 508-336-6956.

This program is free and open to the public.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.risca-50th_logo-vl-900dpi

 

LOCAL BARBERSHOP HARMONY CHORUS SET TO PERFORM AT McCOY STADIUM

LOCAL BARBERSHOP HARMONY CHORUS SET TO PERFORM AT McCOY STADIUM

Harmony Heritage Chorus Invites Female Singers to Join in A Cappella Performances of the National Anthem

at McCoy Stadium on June 21st and July 18th  

 

Pawtucket, RI, May 27, 2017 —  Harmony Heritage, the Southern New England chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will perform at  6:00 p.m on Wednesday, June 21st  and at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18th  at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI.  To join in, guests must attend 2 out of 3 of the chorus’s Tuesday night open rehearsals on either June 6th, 13th or 20th from 7:15 to 7:45 PM.  Regular, open rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 50 Park Place in Pawtucket.  More information can be found at the chorus’s website, www.harmonyheritage.org .

“We always enjoy bringing barbershop harmony to the community,” says Anne Diggle, chapter president. “The Harmony Heritage chorus looks forward every year to singing our country’s National Anthem at these games. We see it as a civic duty, and it is also just about the coolest thing we do!”

The Harmony Heritage chorus sings in the barbershop harmony style, which traces its musical roots back to the turn of the 20th century. Today, barbershop harmony singers not only celebrate the classics, but also put their own spin on contemporary songs as well.

For more information about these upcoming performances, and how to participate, visit the chorus’s website at www.harmonyheritage.org.

About Harmony Heritage:

Founded in 2001, the  Southern New England chapter of Harmony, Inc., also known as the Harmony Heritage chorus, brings four-part a cappella harmony to the local community through regular performances and educational events. The chorus consists of women representing a wide range of musical backgrounds, from novice to trained professionals, and performs under the direction of Bob O’Connell.  Harmony Heritage rehearses at 7:15 PM on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI. For more information, contact Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073, joyhi@cox.net  or Mary Levasseur at 508-930-5362 or marylevasseurc21@comcast.net, or visit www.harmonyheritage.org.

About Harmony, Incorporated:

Harmony, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style.  Founded in Providence, RI in 1959, the organization has expanded from its Eastern roots to include more than 60 chapters in the United States and Canada, from California to Newfoundland, and from Manitoba to Florida. For more information, visit www.HarmonyInc.org .

Photo byline: Harmony Heritage, directed by Bob O’Connell, is joined by friends and members of Notable Blend chorus of Southeastern Massachusetts in singing the National Anthem at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.