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VINTAGE AUDIO: O.C. Cash recounts the first meeting in Tulsa, OK

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Superman and the rocket from planet Krypton… Newton’s apple and the theory of gravity… O.C. , Rupert, and the rooftop of the Tulsa Club… every monumental discovery needs a great origin story, and so it is with barbershop harmony. National Barbershop Quartet Day commemorates the birth of the organized barbershop movement on April 11, 1938, when 26 men gathered together at the invitation of Rupert ...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

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To accomplish our aim of building a better world, singing, the Barbershop Harmony Society constantly works on collaborations with like-minded organizations who are building the field of choral singing.  A healthy choral ecosystem relies on conductors, composers, arrangers, educators, publishers, researchers, academics, public policy advocates, administrators, adjudicators and the music industry as...
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Society presents Barbershop in a BIG way at ACDA National Conference next week

Showcase concert appearances from Ringmasters, Crossroads, and Great Northern Union, reading sessions of barbershop music, and a clinic demonstrating the success of barbershop choruses in igniting the fire in younger singers will all take place at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference next week in Minneapolis. Who better than BHS to support the conference theme of “A Life O...
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Listen up: barbershop podcasts

The only thing Barbershoppers like better than singing is talking about singing. Here are a few barbershop audio productions that prove it. The newest entry comes from across the pond. John Beesley's HarmonyUK Podcast delivers some of the best production values we've ever heard in barbershop broadcasting. This is "Must Hear" barbershop. Only two shows in the can so far, but well worth your time. ...
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Trio of gold medalists headline concert in Germany… and you can watch ONLINE!

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Ambassadors of Harmony, Crossroads, and Double Date head to Germany and the BING (Barbershop In Germany) convention in just a few short weeks. This roster of gold medalists headline the finale show... and you can watch LIVE!  Three local groups are preparing to travel to Munich, Germany in early March to perform in Barbershop Musikfestival 2016. The main event of the biennial festival is the Wo...
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2016 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award nominees announced

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Barbershoppers aren’t the only people listening to barbershop albums! The Contemporary A Cappella Society released the nominees for its annual list of Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards. If you're looking for some fresh tracks, this list will introduce you to some new artists and remind you of old favorites that might need re-visiting. Congratulations to all the nominees! Best Barbershop Al...
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Aca-Scuse me? We can sing with VOCALOSITY?

Yup. Here's the dealio: irrepressible aca-promoter Deke Sharon sees part of the mission of the show as leading the huddled masses yearning to be freed of instruments to great local  singing outfits. He's encouraging all venues on the tour to offer the Aca-Performance of A Lifetime: VOCALOSITY’s “Aca-Performance of a Lifetime” contest is an opportunity for local communities to get their local a ...
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A cappella goes high tech this December

You've heard about all of the creative perks offered by tech companies to keep their employees engaged and connected. But did you know that most have an in-house a cappella group? Check out this list: Googapella (Google)InTune (LinkedIn)Songbirds (Twitter)The Vocal Network (Facebook)The Baudboys (Microsoft)Syncopation (Dropbox)Airbnbeats (Airbnb)Pin Tune (Pinterest) If you're a fellow Silicon Va...
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VOCALOSITY – The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience

This is the best time for a cappella singing we've seen in decades. A new a cappella reality series premieres in January. The Youth Chorus Festival is burgeoning with 18 choruses committed to the Reno event. And, coming soon to fine arts centers... VOCALOSITY - The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience. This show is going to be a monster. Twelve singers, with arrangements by Deke Sharon, Broadway-leve...
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Pitch Slapped: Lifetime docuseries features Deke Sharon coaching high school a cappella groups

Aca-Monster Deke Sharon's new series debuts January 5 on Lifetime.
Thanks to Glee, Pitch Perfect, and The Sing-Off, we’re in a golden age for a cappella in media, and Lifetime is about to give us even more aca-awesome performances with their new show, Pitch Slapped. The docuseries will pit two rival New Jersey high school a cappella teams against each other, each under the mentorship of a superstar in the a cappella world. The mentors will be Deke Sharon, the ...
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