YIH News release





JCC High School Performing Arts Center

WHO:                    Area High School Singers, Windom Area Chordhustlers, Vocality and S.A.S.S. Quartets

 WHAT:                  All-Day Clinic followed by Public Concert (Clinic for students begins at 9:00 a.m.)

WHEN:                  4:00 p.m. Concert Open to Everyone!

WHERE:                JCC Performing Arts Center, 1128 North Highway, Jackson, Minnesota

TICKETS:               Available at the door for only $5.00

You are invited to enjoy high impact harmony music on Saturday, January 19th at the JCC Performing Arts Center.

It’s the 9th annual “Youth in Harmony Festival” featuring eighty area high school singers and top quartets and performers from the Barbershop Harmony Society and Sweet Adelines International.  The concert at 4 o’clock Saturday January 19th includes exciting and fun family entertainment from the Windom Area Chordhustlers, Vocality and S.A.S.S. quartets and a big finale with well over one hundred singers on-stage!  Guest clinicians Brent Graham and Judy Weipert and the guest quartets have performed multiple times in international contests and they share their singing knowledge throughout the day with eighty of the most talented singers from our area high schools.  Then we all put on a show for the music educators, family, friends and the general public.  It’s loads of fun every year!  Admission is only $5.00 and tickets are available at the door.  There’s no reserved seating, but all 500 seats feature great viewing and listening in the JCC Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Concert time is 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 at 1128 North Highway, Jackson, Minnesota.

For more information on the clinic or concert contact Jay Imker at 507-752-7434 jimker@centurytel.net

Thanks to the Remick Foundation for helping sponsor this event.

 About the Barbershop Harmony Society:  Founded in 1938 in Tulsa, Okla., the Barbershop Harmony Society (originally named the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Incorporated – SPEBSQSA) is the largest all-male singing organization in the world with nearly 26,000 members, including 1500 quartets in 800 chapters. Another 4,000 Barbershoppers are members of affiliated organizations in Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Finland, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden. The Society is headquartered in Nashville, Tennesseeand is home to the Old Songs Library, the world’s largest privately held collection of sheet music, containing 750,000 sheets and over 250,000 titles from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley. The Society serves as a repository for barbershop memorabilia, early recordings, costumes, research materials, and historical documents tracing the roots of the barbershop style. www.barbershop.org

About barbershop style a cappella music:   Barbershop harmony is a uniquely American musical art form. It is known for its four-part harmony and the “expanded sound” created by its consonance, unique chord structure and vocal placement.


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