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Barbershop Chorus Guest Night

By on September 18, 2017



Rochester Rhapsody Welcomes Female Singers for Open Rehearsal on September 25

Rochester Rhapsody, the Rochester, NY chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, will host a guest night and an open rehearsal on September 25, 2017. Female singers of all ages and musical backgrounds are encouraged to attend the kick-off event, which will take place at 7 p.m. at Harmony House, 58 E. Main St. Webster, NY.

“Almost every one of our members came for the music, but each of us stayed for the camaraderie and satisfaction that comes with contributing to an organization like the Rochester Rhapsody chorus,” says Dene Day, chapter president. “We welcome women who like to sing, even if it’s just in the privacy of their cars or their showers, to come learn a little about a musical organization that marries novice singers with experienced performers and has multiple generations standing shoulder-to-shoulder as they share their love for barbershop harmony.”

The Rochester Rhapsody chorus is an award-winning chapter of Harmony, Inc. that performs under the direction of Sue Melvin, an accomplished performer and clinician. “It’s important to note that barbershop harmony is often considered the ‘every man’s’ a cappella,” says Melvin. “Members don’t need to have a lot of musical experience, formal training, or even have the ability to read music. As long as she loves to sing, we have the tools to help her find success in barbershop harmony.”

This event called Treats & Tunes will include learning the 4 voice parts that make up barbershop harmony and guests will learn and perform a new song in 4-part a cappella harmony by the end of the evening. The event will run from 7 pm -8:30 pm and the night will end with delicious treats.

The Rochester Rhapsody chorus primarily sings in the barbershop harmony style, which traces its musical roots back to the turn of the 20th century. Today, barbershop harmony singers not only celebrate the classics, but also put their own spin on contemporary songs as well. For more information about Rochester Rhapsody chorus, visit

About Rochester Rhapsody:

Founded in 1997, the Rochester, NY chapter of Harmony, Inc., also known as the Rochester Rhapsody chorus, brings four-part a cappella harmony to the local community through regular performances and educational events. The chorus consists of women representing a wide range of musical backgrounds, from novice to trained professionals, and performs under the direction of Sue Melvin.  Rochester Rhapsody rehearses at 7 pm on Mondays at Harmony House, 58 E. Main St. Webster, NY.  For more information, visit

About Harmony, Incorporated:

Harmony, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Since 1959, the organization has expanded from its Eastern roots to include more than 60 chapters in the United States and Canada, from California to Newfoundland, and from Manitoba to Florida. For more information, visit

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