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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 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!

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

Welcome, Patti!

We are most pleased to welcome Patti Brennan as the newest and most enthusiastic member of Harmony Heritage. Patti came to us in January after her husband Mike joined the Narragansett Bay Chorus.  After being blown away by the barbershop sound, she promptly went out in search of a chorus of her own. “Why should he have all the fun?”, she said.

Patti first embraced the chorus repertoire as a Bari, and is now training as a tenor. Either way, we are delighted to have her aboard!

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President Anne Diggle officially welcomes Patti as a member of Harmony Inc.