Barre-Tones, 47th Annual Show: "Harmony Survivor"
Marooned on a tropical island, the chorus and quartets of the Barre-Tones will need to out-sing, out-smart, out-maneuver and form secret alliances within the chorus to win "Harmony Survivor". Who will be voted off the island, and who will be left? Special guests include the 2017 Women's International Champions, Charisma!
The Barre-Tones is a member of Harmony Incorporated (Area 2), a non-profit international organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style.
What is the barbershop style of a cappella singing?
Barbershop style singing consists of four-part harmony. The melody line is the LEAD part. A harmony line consistently above the lead is TENOR. A harmony line consistently below the lead is the BASS, and a harmony part that completes the four part chord- either above or below the lead line is the BARITONE. This synergy of sound, when executed well, creates expanded sound with “overtones”- a 5th note in the chord that is heard but not actually sung by anyone. Four people can sound like twenty!