Harmony Brigade Returns to the Sandhills
The 130-man North Carolina Harmony Brigade returns to the Sandhills Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College.
The N.C. Harmony Brigade is composed of barbershop quartet singers from not only every corner of this state, but has expanded to include members from many other states, plus Canada and as far away as Belgium and Sweden.
This is the 21st year they have made their annual pilgrimage to Moore County, for a jam-fest week end of singing a cappella, barbershop style music.
Although it's called "barbershop vocal harmonizing," which has its roots in the first half of the last century, today many of its songs are arranged from the entire spectrum of songs since then.
All of those familiar tunes that encompass a wide range of styles and make for a great night of beautiful, close harmonizing.
"You'll also be entertained by a few select quartets that can dazzle you with the results of many hours of dedicated rehearsing in close, synchronized, harmonic singing," says a spokesman.
One of the featured quartets this year is The Village Green, who placed within the top 10 in international quartet competition this past year.
"The N.C. Harmony Brigade chooses Moore County as a place to meet because it also is the home of the Golf Capital Chorus, our local barbershop choral group, that over many years has earned a loyal following here," says the spokesman
Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Campbell House and The Country Bookshop, in Southern Pines, and Given Book Store in Olmsted Village, or local NCHB members, Jerry Ritter at (910) 295-4138, or Bob Boone at (910) 295-6563, or at the door.
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