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UUCB Concerts for a Cause: BARBERSHOP BASH!

Date/Time
06/23/18
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

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UUCB Concerts for a Cause is excited to present a barbershop extravaganza on June 23rd at 7:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.  Royal River Chorus, Falmouth’s award-winning women’s barbershop chorus will share the stage with their male counterparts, the Nor’easters from Bath-Brunswick. Quartets from within each chorus will also perform a couple of fan favorites.

Barbershop harmony is one of the few uniquely American-born musical styles. It is sung a cappella in four-parts and includes popular music from yesterday and today. Ballads, uptunes, gospel, patriotic tunes, and novelty numbers are presented with superb showmanship that will entertain all ages.

The Royal River Chorus is a chapter of  Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide educational organization of 30,000 members.  RRC competes annually and has won many awards over the years.  In 2000 & 2002, they earned the title of Sweet Adelines best mid-size chorus in the world.  Directed by Master Director Chris Ferguson, Royal River is known for their beautiful harmonies, energy, and passion.

The Nor’easters, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, are celebrating their 51st anniversary with the organization.  Formerly known as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, SPEBSQSA was the first of several organizations to promote and preserve barbershop music as an art form.   Director Kathy Robitaille is known for her choice of a varied and fun repertoire.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. $8 for students/children. Available at the church office (729-8515), at Gulf of Maine Books, or ONLINE at  http://uucbbarbershop.brownpapertickets.com/

The UUCB Concert Series raises money for church programming and local charities.

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