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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 August 29, 2018

Pawtucket, RI , July 2018— 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  7 p.m on Wednesday, August 29th at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI.  To join in, guests must attend 2 of the chorus’s Tuesday night open rehearsals on August 7th , 14th , 21st or 28th  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 .

Hear us sing

“We always enjoy bringing barbershop harmony to the community,” says Kim Thompson, 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.

Harmony Heritage to Perform at St. Kevin’s Church December 9th

St. Kevin Parish Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. in the church.

St. Kevin’s Choir will be joined by St. Rita’s Choir, and the concert will also feature music by Harmony Heritage (an all women’s barbershop chorus), soloists performing Christmas and Broadway classics, surprise guests, and even a visit from Santa Claus.  The concert is free, but a canned goods donation is much appreciated. The church is located at 333 Sandy Lane in Warwick, Rhode Island .

Harmony Workshop at the Coventry Library November 9th

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 ROOTS OF HARMONY: A TEACH-IN AND SING OUT

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.

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”.

Date:  Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Coventry Town Council Chambers, across the hall from the Coventry Public Library, 1672 Flat River Road,  Coventry, RI 02816

All welcome!

For more information about Harmony Heritage chorus,  call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or Mary Levasseur at 508-930-5362.

This event is free and open to the public and is presented in cooperation with the Coventry Public Library.

Harmony Heritage to Host New Singers Night September 20th

 

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 host a New Singers Night on September 20th.   Female singers of all ages and musical backgrounds are encouraged to attend the event, which will take place at 7:15 PM p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place in Pawtucket, RI.

“Almost every one of our members came for the music, but each of us stayed for the camaraderie and satisfaction that comes with contributing to an organization like the Harmony Heritage chorus,” says Anne Diggle, chapter president “We welcome women who like to sing, even if it’s just in the privacy of their cars or their showers, to come learn a little about a musical organization that marries novice singers with experienced performers and has multiple generations standing shoulder-to-shoulder as they share their love for barbershop harmony.”

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. “It’s important to note that barbershop harmony is often considered the ‘every man’s’ a cappella,” says O’Connell. “Members don’t need to have a lot of musical experience, formal training, or even have the ability to read music. As long as she loves to sing, we have the tools to help her find success in barbershop harmony.”

New singers attending will learn about how the different voice parts blend to make that unique barbershop sound and will have an opportunity for voice placement and singing on the risers with the chorus. Parking for this event will be in two municipal lots on Park Place, both a short walk from the church.

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,  call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or Mary Levasseur at 508-930-5362.

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A Joyful Anthem at McCoy Stadium

Many thanks to all who joined us in the singing of our National Anthem at McCoy Stadium on July 27th, including former members, guests and members of Notable Blend women’s chorus in Taunton, Massachusetts.  A joyful rendering of the Star Spangled Banner was enjoyed by all!

Harmony Heritage will return to McCoy Stadium on Tuesday, August 9th.   Please join us for a patriotic sing and a great home game!

Ladies! Do you like to sing?

Do you like baseball?

Would you like to sing at a baseball game?

 Harmony Heritage Chorus

is inviting you to join us as we do just that!

Come to two of our rehearsals this summer and Sing the National Anthem with us at a Pawsox Game at McCoy Stadium!

Performance dates: Wednesday, July 27th and Tuesday, August 9th

Available rehearsal dates: Tuesdays on July 12th, July 26th, August 2nd               

Rehearsal Place: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI

Rehearsal Time for National Anthem:  7:15 – 7:45 PM

For further information, please call or email:

Barbara-Ann Mac Intosh –  401-560-0073  –  joyhi@cox.net

Mary Levasseur — 508-930-5362 – marylevasseurc21@comcast.net