Harmony Heritage chorus, a Southern New England chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, is launching the New Year with open online rehearsals.
The chorus is continuing to work on vocal techniques and an exciting new repertoire, which will be shared in the larger local and artistic communities when public health guidelines allow. Open in-person rehearsals, held in accordance with state and CDC safety guidelines, will resume outdoors in the spring.
“Despite the issues we have faced this year, our group remains committed to our music and each other. Nothing is better than singing in person, but we are gathering together to work on Zoom to keep the music fresh in our minds,” says president Anne Diggle, “Looking forward, beyond the pandemic, makes us want to be ready to bring the joy of singing to everyone again.”
The Harmony Heritage chorus is an award-winning chapter of Harmony, Inc. and performs under the direction of Bob O’Connell, an accomplished director, performer, arranger and musician. Harmony Heritage 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.