February 25, 2024

Local Barbershop Harmony Chorus Will Perform “Holiday Magic” At St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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Harmony Heritage welcomes NoteAble Blend chorus, new guest singers and award-winning quartets to bring a cappella harmony to the Holidays.

Harmony Heritage, a local chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will welcome its sister chorus, NoteAble Blend, to perform “Holiday Magic”, an a cappella harmony celebration. The performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 10th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI and is open to the public. Parking is on the street and in the municipal lot on Park Place. A goodwill donation at the door will benefit St. Paul’s Church.

“We always look forward to bringing barbershop harmony to the community,” says Anne Diggle, Harmony Heritage chapter president, “and this year we are especially excited to be singing again with our sister chapter NoteAble Blend for the first time in 4 years! The choruses will perform a wide range of selections during this performance, and there’s something that’s sure to suit musical tastes of all kinds.”

This year Harmony Heritage is also delighted to welcome new singers to its “Christmas Chorus.” Women who love to sing have been rehearsing one hour a week since October to learn 5 holiday songs, which they will perform with the larger chorus.

Featured guest quartets at the event will be Second Nature and Trade Secret, both award-winning men’s quartets from the Narragansett Bay Men’s Chorus (NBC) and the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).

Both the choruses and quartets sing 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 upcoming performances, visit www.harmonyheritage.org  or contact Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at joyhi@cox.net  or 401-560-0073.

About Harmony Heritage
Founded in 2001, the Southern New England chapter of Harmony, Inc., also known as the Harmony Heritage chorus, brings four-part a cappella harmony to the local community through regular performances and educational events. The chorus consists of women representing a wide range of musical backgrounds, from novice to trained professionals, and performs under the expert direction of Bob O’Connell. Harmony Heritage rehearses at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI. For more information, visit www.harmonyheritage.org

For more information about Harmony Heritage chorus, visit www.harmonyheritage.org  or contact Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or joyhi@cox.net

About Harmony, Incorporated:
Harmony, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Founded in Providence, RI in 1959, the organization has expanded from its Eastern roots to include 70 chapters in the United States and Canada, from California to Newfoundland, and from Manitoba to Florida. For more information, visit www.HarmonyInc.org

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