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Upcoming events and performances

A Blend of Harmony

Blend_of_HarmonyHarmony Heritage and NoteAble blend will join voices in an interchapter show on Saturday September 8 at 2:00PM at the Original Congregational Church on 1 East Street in Wrentham, Ma.  Along with the 2 choruses, the show will also feature the  Harmony, Inc championship quartet “For Heaven’s Sake” and several other quartets.  There will be a silent auction and snacks during intermission. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $12 for Seniors/Children .

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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 Compete at Area 2 Contest & Convention

 

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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, will head to Devens, Massachussetts this week to participate in an area contest that could qualify the local singers for an international competition later this year. Area contests for choruses and quartets will be held on May 13th and 14th at the Devens Common Center.

Harmony Heritage will go head to head with nine other choruses in Harmony, Inc.’s Area 2, which spans from Northeastern US, Quebec and parts of Ontario. The competition will determine area rankings, and participants earning a score of a certain threshold are qualified to participate in the international competition of Harmony, Inc. choruses in November. Nineteen quartets will also compete for the Area 2 Championship, and qualifying quartets will go on to the International competition.

“Harmony Heritage Chorus is proud once again to be competing in our Area convention and competition in Devons Mass against other choruses from our region.,” says Anne Diggle, chapter president. “We work hard all year to hone our craft, which is accapella singing with the unique chord structure of Barbershop harmony. We look forward to qualifying for our International Competition which this year will be held in Providence in November. It will include choruses from throughout the US 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 present the songs, which can include emotionally connecting with the audience.

With 20 members, Harmony Heritage is directed by Bob O’Connell of Pawtucket, RI.

HARMONY WORKSHOP ON MARCH 30TH

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. Female 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 through a sponsorship from the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library. For more information: www.seekonkpl.org or contact: library@seekonkpl.org.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION: SEEKONK PUBLIC LIBRARY, 410 NEWMAN AVENUE, SEEKONK, MA

Rock and Roll? No! Lock and Ring!

Think you know what Barbershop singing is?  Have another listen and feel  the power of women’s voices coming together!

Harmony comes to Rhode Island in a BIG WAY on Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th as Quartets and Choruses from all over New England  and Eastern Ontario compete for the Area Title!

Quartet Competition

MoonstruckFriday, April 24, 2015

5:30 PM

And featuring performance by  2014 Harmony, Inc. International Quartet Champions  Moonstruck

Chorus Competition

NEVIHSaturday, April 25, 2015 

11:00 AM

And featuring performance by

2014 Harmony, Inc.. International Chorus Champions New England Voices in Harmony

Directed by Renée Tramack

Tickets available at the door at $15 per person per event

Location: West Warwick High School

1 Webster Drive, West Warwick, RI 02893

For more information, call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073, joyhi@cox.net.

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.

Harmony Heritage Chorus to Host Area Competition in 2015

Photo by Best Bets Photography
Photo by Best Bets Photography

Harmony Heritage Chorus, a proud chapter of Harmony Incorporated, will host the international organization’s 2015 Area 2 Contest and Convention (AC&C).  For four days in April, the chapter will join other ladies’ choruses and quartets from all over the Northeastern US, Quebec and part of Ontario in an all a cappella competition and celebration.

The event will take place from April 23-26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI, and the contests will be held on Friday and Saturday afternoons at the West Warwick High School.  Choruses and quartets with qualifying scores will go on to compete at the International Contest and Convention (IC&C) to be held in November in Verona, New York.

Harmony Heritage Chorus, under the direction of Bob O’Connell, has members hailing from all over Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.  The organization is a local chapter of Harmony, Inc., an international organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style. .

The chorus holds open rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on 50 Park Place in Pawtucket, RI.  Visitors are welcome to come and listen, and women are welcome to join chorus members on the risers.

For more information, contact Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073, joyhi@cox.net