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Harmony for the Holidays

NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage Offer Classic Caroling with a Contemporary Twist

South Easton, MA (November 15, 2018) —  NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage women’s a cappella choruses will bring joy to the holiday season with a special performance at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 2 PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  The church is located on 701 Foundry Street in South Easton, Ma. The choruses will present a wide-ranging holiday repertoire and put a contemporary spin on classic caroling.

NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage are local chapters of Harmony Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style.

“This holiday program is one of the highlights of the year for NoteAble Blend audiences,” says Kim Thompson, Harmony Heritage chapter president, “and we are pleased and honored to be joining them this year”.  The show will feature two choruses, guest quartets and several chapter quartets, as well as raffles, refreshments and a lot of good old 4-part a cappella music to start the  holiday season.

The performance is open to the public, and good will donations will be accepted at the door.  All donations will benefit the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.
The NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage choruses sing 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.

“Harmony for the Holidays”

NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage Members Offer Classic Caroling with a Contemporary Twist

NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage women’s a cappella choruses will bring joy to the holiday season with a special performance at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 2 PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  The church is located on 701 Foundry Street in South Easton, Ma. The choruses will present a wide-ranging holiday repertoire and put a contemporary spin on classic caroling.

NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage are local chapters of Harmony Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style.

“This holiday program is one of the highlights of the year for NoteAble Blend audiences,” says Kim Thompson, Harmony Heritage chapter president, “and we are pleased and honored to be joining them this year”.  The show will feature two choruses, guest quartets and several chapter quartets, as well as raffles, refreshments and a lot of good old 4-part a cappella music to start the  holiday season.

The performance is open to the public, and good will donations will be accepted at the door. All donations will benefit the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

The NoteAble Blend and Harmony Heritage choruses sing 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.

 

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.

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.

Welcome Kathy!

kathyCongratulations to Kathy Rasicot, our newest chorus member!

Kathy, who is a Smithfield RI resident, came to us thanks to an article in the Smithfield Observer. Kathy has always liked to sing. She sang in church and choir as a child.
She is a wonderful addition to our Bass section and we are very pleased that she she has joined us. Welcome, Kathy!

Happy New Year

Looking back, the last couple months of 2016 were a busy and exciting time for Harmony Heritage.  We had a workshop at the Coventry Library, multiple private performances and were thrilled to participate in St. Kevin’s Christmas concert.  The holiday’s can be such a busy and stressful time for everyone.  What a joy it is to be able to put a smile on the faces of those in our community, while doing something we love!

Looking ahead, 2017 will be even more fun and exciting for Harmony Heritage.  We were just awarded a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts!  This will allow us to produce three free a cappella harmony workshops in various public libraries in RI.  Stay tuned for the details.  Click here to read the full press release.

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