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Ambassadors of Harmony IN UNISON with community in Ferguson

The Ambassadors of Harmony and IN UNISON ensembles share the stage for an impactful version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,” led by Brian Owens, Crossroads and The Fairfield Four.
In a city that many people associate with racial tension, singers gather to show how the universal language of music transcends barriers By Jeremy Gover Society A/V Manager -- jgover@barbershop.org According to Merriam-Webster, the word harmony means “the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord.” That’s how we, a community of artists inside the Barbershop Harmony Society, know...
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Mixed Quartet Contest Begins with Surprise Ending

You can’t beat this for originality, surprise, and being a first. It was a well guarded secret that the Mixed Quartet Contest recently held in the Southwestern District was going to have a BIG surprise ending. The SWD is one of the first districts in the Society to jump onboard and include MIXED quartets (men and women) as part of its fall convention. Already very popular in Germany, the new gen...
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Society mourns passing of Gene Cokeroft

The Barbershop Harmony Society celebrates the life and legacy of Gene Cokeroft, a genial giant of our musical art form and culture. His towering achievements in any of a number of areas would qualify him as "unforgettable" -- but to have mastered so much, and given so much to the development and growth of barbershop harmony, makes him a true legend. Most Barbershoppers would recognize Gene pri...
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Chorus Support for Breast Cancer

Every year in Rapid City, SD, the Stock Show and Pro Rodeo comes to town. Also, every year, in conjunction with the rodeo, several of the medical facilites and groups sponsor what has become a tradition--"Tough Enough to Wear Pink."  This year, the Shrine of Democracy Chorus, based in Rapid City, took part in the campaign. They all wore T-shirts specifically for the event, posed for pictures to b...
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Deke Sharon on Gold Medal Moments

Toby Shaver's awesome podcast welcomes Deke Sharon, often considered “the father of contemporary a cappella.” Deke shares the story of his barbershop roots, his early years with the Tufts University Beelzebubs, his professional career with The House Jacks and founding The Contemporary Acappella Society of America (CASA). Deke and Toby also talk about his involvement in “The Sing Off” and “Pitch Pe...
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