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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.

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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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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