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  BARBERSHOP SINGING MAKES A COMEBACK

Category: Future History

Barbershop, the art of four-part harmony singing is enjoying a resurgence in Britain, the USA and the wider world. The quartet tradition that originated in 19th century American gospel, according to The Times newspaper, has become "an unlikely phenomenon" which is enjoying a huge revival with modern songs.

Four likeable friends who've become The Great British Barbershop Boys have been signed up by Sony for a million pounds, the first ever to do so. They were launched with a CD of Christmas music, viewable on YouTube. Some 7,000 people perform now in quartets, and choruses with scores of members, across the country. Women's choruses and quartets are also increasingly popular.

Garry - learning his part...? Musicmakers lyricist Garry Lloyd recently joined the Magna Carta Chorus at Hampton in Middlesex after completing a course of free singing lessons offered to attract new members. Their website is www.magnacartachorus.com

"We rehearse together weekly under a music director, Nick Davies, who was trained at St Paul's Choir School" he says "and we regularly take part in singouts - engagements at clubs and social events of all kinds." He's attended Harmony College, an intensive learning course, at Nottingham University performing in an 80-strong chorus. He was also able to sing with champion UK quartet Steel, who became the 2010 gold medallists.

To hear more of Garry's session with Steel, click here...

The governing musical body is the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS). Click this link to visit their site www.singbarbershop.com

The international champions are the brilliant American quartet Storm Front who can be seen at their hilarious best on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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