Barbershop around the world…

The unique style in the close harmony of this style of music has produced what has now become a world-wide style of music.  It is also now being sung in other languages as well in some of the other countries.  To name a couple… England has The British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS), Sweden has The Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers (SNOBS) and many others to be listed in future posts.

The Barbershop Harmony Society – BHS is striving to bring the joy of music and specifically this style to all the corners of the world.  Music teachers and established quartets travel to other countries to highlight the art form, conduct seminars, schools, even mini competitions and of course performances to show people how easy and fun barbershop music can be.  It’s wonderful to see the smiles come to the faces of people when the music is produced by them in its simplest form. 

I have seen this first hand when I myself, following my marriage to my wife Elaine, took about 120 of our closest friends (The Master of Harmony) to a music festival in Ireland.  No greater thrill could be seen on the faces of the people lining the streets of Kilarney, Ireland as we marched through the town on the St. Patrick’s Day parade singing My Wild Irish Rose.  It was a honeymoon we will never forget… the friends, the atmosphere, the country and of course the Music!

Stay “tuned”

Jerry Braack

California, USA

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One Response to “Barbershop around the world…”

  1. a Sweet Adeline Says:

    “Around the World” is right … we had the privilege and delight to have a Japanese chorus of Sweet Adelines perform at the recent International Convention in Hawaii. They are adorable! I love how this art form is bringing people together from all around the globe!

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