||Thursday Nov. 15 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
||Join us for a musical history lesson from the Metro Gnomes Barbershop Quartet!
Admission is free to MOAH members and $10.00 for non-members, cash only at the door. Wine and light refreshments will be served for your further enjoyment.
A truly American vocal tradition, Barbershop singing developed from black singing in the 19th century and today counts tens of thousands of men and women as enthusiastic participants.
The Metro Gnomes quartet will take you on a journey through the world of close harmony to explain and demonstrate this art form, with wax-cylinder sound recordings, videos, and live performances. Learn how barbershop quartets helped to sell early phonographs, and of the nationwide radio broadcast of the 1939 New York barbershop singing contest. Hear how, through careful blending, four voices can sound like many times that number.
Singing in the barbershop style is a vibrant tradition, with men and women of all ages enjoying the beautiful harmonies.
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