July 15, 2024

Local Barbershop Harmony Singers Bring Joy to Holiday Season

Harmony Heritage, Narragansett Bay Men’s Chorus, and Coastline Show Chorus offer Holiday Music and more at La Salette Shrine

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Narragansett Bay Men’s Chorus, Coastline Show Chorus and Harmony Heritage women’s a cappella chorus will bring joy to the holiday season with a special performance at 1 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the La Salette Shrine, located on 947 Park St, Attleboro, MA. The choruses will present a program that blends traditional holiday tunes with an entertaining mix of other repertoire.

“It is a joy and honor to be able to direct two of the three choruses in such a beautiful location, and at a time when music is truly needed to uplift the soul,” said Director Bob O’Connell. “For the finale, all three choruses will be onstage at the same time and singing my arrangement of ‘O Holy Night,’ I am so very excited and honored to be able to share this song with our audience.”

Doors will open at 12:45 pm, and admission is $15. Tickets can be obtained through a member of any of the choruses or by e-mailing Anne Nuttall at aenuttall@yahoo.com.  A very limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. The show will also feature performances from quartets Generations, Nantucket Sound, Let’s Sing, Trade Secret, OnTour, Second Nature and Past Curfew.

All three choruses 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.

About Harmony Heritage:
Founded in 2001, the Rhode Island 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 direction of Bob O’Connell. Harmony Heritage rehearses from 7 pm – 9 pm on Tuesdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI. For more information, visit www.harmonyheritage.org  or call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or joyhi@cox.net

About NBC:
Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Chorus (NBC) includes men of all ages and performs primarily in the New England area. Their shows include ballads, up-tunes, specialty songs, and comedy. They have fun while singing and are known for entertaining performance packages. Committed to high-quality singing, the chorus is a multi-year Barbershop Harmony Society District Champion. The Chorus rehearsals weekly on Thursdays from 7 pm - 9 pm at the Knights Of Columbus Hall on 15 Bassett Street, North Providence, RI and welcomes visitors. Rehearsals can also be attended virtually on Zoom by e-mailing VPmembership@SingNBC.com  for the link. For general inquiries about the chorus, please e-mail contact@SingNBC.com.  For more information about NBC, go to www.singnbc.com

About Coastline Show Chorus:
Coastline Show Chorus is an award-winning, dynamic and fun-loving women's chorus that blends a cappella harmony with energetic choreography! Coastline performs a wide variety of songs – Top 40’s hits, Broadway melodies, rousing patriotic anthems, holiday & gospel hymns as well as barbershop favorites. A local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, Coastline is passionately committed to musical excellence and advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony. Coastline supports the area’s musical heritage and performs at a variety of venues in Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For more information, visit https://coastlineshowchorus.org/about  or email jeffie.csc@gmail.com 

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