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Teach-In and Sing Out at the Seekonk Public Library

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

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, August, 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 Seekonk Public Library on 410 Newman Avenue in Seekonk,  MA.  The workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:30  – 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.

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 program is supported in part by a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pawtucket, RI, May 17, 2017 — Harmony Heritage Chorus, the Southern New England chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, recently earned regional recognition and qualified for a spot in the Silver Division at Harmony, Inc.’s international competition, which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia later this year. The chorus also won the Rising Star Award for showing the greatest improvement in scoring over the previous year.
Harmony Heritage, based in Pawtucket, RI, competed with 9 other choruses in Harmony, Inc.’s Area 2, which encompasses all of the New England states plus Montreal. The competition took place in Devens, Massachusetts in April, and participants earning a score of a certain threshold are qualified to participate in the international competition of Harmony, Inc. choruses in November.
“The Harmony Heritage chorus rehearses all year to become more masterful at the four-part harmony that characterizes the barbershop style, but qualifying to participate in the International Convention & Contests of Harmony, Inc. is truly an honor,” says Anne Diggle, chapter president. “We plan to build on the success of our area contest showing as we prepare for our international performance, and we’re proud to represent the Pawtucket community among choruses from all across the United States and Canada.”
Harmony, Inc. has hosted area and international conventions for more than 50 years, gathering female singers of all musical backgrounds and experience levels to participate in a series of competitions for quartets and choruses. Participants are adjudicated by a panel of trained judges evaluating categories that encompass what songs the performers elect to sing, the skill with which they sing those songs, and how they perform the songs, which can include emotionally connecting with the audience. “The Harmony Heritage not only earned area recognition for its performance, but it has also accomplished something equally notable in qualifying to join other choruses at the premier event in Harmony, Inc.’s annual competition cycle,” says Christina Lewellen, Harmony, Inc. president. We appreciate the talent that these women bring to the barbershop harmony genre.”
With approximately twenty members, Harmony Heritage is directed by Bob O’Connell of Pawtucket, RI. The chorus presented two songs from the 1940’s at the area contest to earn its qualification, “We’ll Meet Again” and “That Old Feeling”. These selections are a small sample of the chorus’s extensive repertoire, which is ideally suited for a wide range of audiences and events. To learn more about the chorus’s upcoming performance schedule, visit http://www.harmonyheritage.org.

About Harmony Heritage:
Founded in 2001, the Pawtucket, RI 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 at 50 Park Place in Pawtucket.. For more information, visit http://www.harmonyheritage.org. Inquiries may also be made to Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or joyhi@cox.net or Mary Levasseur at 508-336-6956 or marylevasseurc21@comcast.net
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. Since 1959, the organization has expanded from its Eastern roots in Providence, RI 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 HarmonyInc.org.
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Photo byline:
Harmony Heritage women’s a cappella chorus won the Rising Star Award at Harmony Inc.’s Area 2 Contests and Convention
Chorus photo courtesy of Betsy Groner, Best Bets Photos © 2017

Join us tonight April 4th! TEACH-IN & SING OUT: A HARMONY WORKSHOP @ WILLIAM HALL LIBRARY

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 harmony performance and workshop at the William Hall Library on Wednesday, Apr 19 from 6:15-7:45 PM. Under the direction of Bob O’Connell, this 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 with us. Both audience and participants alike will share the joy that we experience in the unadorned and seamless blending of voices and the magic that occurs when those voices “lock and ring”. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about Harmony Heritage chorus, visit http://www.harmonyheritage.org or call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or Mary Levasseur at 508-336-6956.

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

Harmony Workshop at the Rochambeau Library in Providence

LOCAL BARBERSHOP CHORUS TO HOST HARMONY WORKSHOP

Harmony Heritage Chorus will lead a “Teach-In and Sing Out” at the Rochambeau Library in Providence

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, March, 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 Rochambeau Library on 708 Hope Street in Providence.  The workshop will take place on Monday, March 20th  from 7:00 – 8:30 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.

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.

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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.

 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, 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 .