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Kristin Berkey-Abbott: The Beauty of Barbershop and All Its Inspirations

Living barbershop from the inside, it's always refreshing for us to step away and hear barbershop with fresh ears. Alexandria Harmonizer Tom Berkey invited his daughter, Kristin,  to see him compete in Orlando, and she wrote this nice appreciation of the event and art form. When I've told people that I would be spending my vacation day on Friday watching my dad in a Barbershop competition, most...
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Easternaires inducted into Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame

The Easternaires quartet, considered  one of the most entertaining groups of all time, was inducted into Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 7, 2018, during the Society’s International Convention in Orlando. From 1956 through 1976, The Easternaires competed over three decades, earning three medals in the International Quartet Contest, finishing in the top 10 nine times...
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Music for All – Orlando Magazine

    The international convention is always a good occasion for press coverage. We really like this item in  Orlando Magazine.  "Kealan Rivera says he’s made more than half his friends by spontaneously singing with them. The Delaney Park resident and member of Orlando’s Orange Blossom Chorus says people in the barbershop quartet community constantly meet new people by singing easily-lear...
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After Hours wins International Barbershop Quartet Championship

Flawless harmonies and jazzy  interpretation propelled After Hours  to the pinnacle of a cappella singing, as it captured the 2018 international quartet championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, July 7 in Orlando. Singing a range of songs from Broadway including “Butter Outta Cream” from Catch Me If You  Can, “The Next Ten Minutes” from The Last Five Years, and classics like “Ho...
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VOCAL MAJORITY wins world chorus championship

The Vocal Majority men’s chorus of Dallas reclaimed the gold medals that eluded them last year, as they captured the 2018 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society on Friday,July 6 in Orlando. The tender ballad “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line and “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from Funny Girl with extravagant choreography propelled the 153 -man chorus to its 13th world ch...
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Frontier captures 2018 Next Generation Varsity Barbershop Quartet Championship

Frontier, a quartet from Michigan, beat out 19 other young quartets from around the world to capture the Next Generation Barbershop Varsity Quartet Contest Wednesday evening in Orlando. The contest was held at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 80th annual convention. Singing “Evermore” from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and a comedic rendition of “Do You Know The Muffin Man,” the quartet posted ...
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Miller Photography closing – get your classic chorus portraits NOW

For more than three decades, Miller Photography of Louisville, Kentucky, was the official portrait photographer at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Conventions. The studio will be closing its doors on June 30, 2018, and has a huge treasure trove of prints and negatives that it is offering for sale. Truly, everything must go. You can now buy complete sets of your chorus images/negative...
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Voctave to light up Saturday Night Spectacluar

With more than 100 million views on YouTube and Facebook, Voctave is the hottest group in a cappella today, and they’re coming to the Saturday Night Spectacular at the International Convention in Orlando. Lush, rich, harmonies and poignant, expression-filled singing make the 11-member a cappella group from the Central Florida area something special. Group members have professional roots with Wa...
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