October 24 2020

 

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OPEN HOUSE

Join us on ZOOM for an Open House to learn more about Golden Sands Chorus!

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

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Join us on

Zoom

Every Tuesday @ 7:00 pm

ZOOM LINK:

https://zoom.us/j/205227488 

Meeting ID: 205 227 488

or via phone:

(669) 900-6833


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 Memorial Day

City of Lakewood

Monday, May 25, 2020

11:00 am  

The City of Lakewood used some of our past performances in their virtual Memorial Day celebration. 

WATCH:

https://vimeo.com/421725531

 


 

2019-2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

 Watch this video to see what

we've accomplished this year! 


Meet our new

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

for May 2020 to April 2021

on YouTube

 


UPDATE

In response to the Coronavirus concerns, and for the safety of

all our loved ones:

 

All in-person rehearsals have been CANCELLED effective March 15, 2020. 

We are having LIVE ZOOM sessions to connect with each other every Tuesday night at 7:00pm. 

We will resume our normal rehearsals as soon as we are able! 

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What is Barbershop?


Barbershop harmony is a style of unaccompanied vocal music characterized by consonant four-part chords for every melody note in a predominantly homophonic texture. The melody is consistently sung by the lead, with the tenor harmonizing above the melody, the bass singing the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone completing the chord.

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The melody is not sung by the tenor except for an infrequent note or two to avoid awkward voice leading, in tags and codas, or when some appropriate embellishing effect can be created. Occasional brief passages may be sung by fewer than four voice parts.

 

Barbershop music features songs with understandable lyrics and easily singable melodies whose tones clearly define a tonal center and imply major and minor chords and barbershop (dominant and secondary dominant) seventh chords that resolve primarily around the circle of fifths, while making frequent use of other resolutions. Barbershop music also features a balanced and symmetrical form, and a standard meter.

 

The basic song and its harmonization are embellished by the arranger to provide support of the song's theme and to close the song effectively. Barbershop singers adjust pitches to achieve perfectly tuned chords in just intonation while remaining true to the established tonal center.

Artistic singing in the barbershop style exhibits a fullness or expansion of sound, precise intonation, a high degree of vocal skill and a high level of unity and consistency within the ensemble. Ideally, these elements are natural, unmanufactured and free from apparent effort.

 

The presentation of barbershop music uses appropriate musical and visual methods to convey the theme of the song and provide the audience with an emotionally satisfying and entertaining experience. The musical and visual delivery is from the heart, believable, and sensitive to the song and its arrangement throughout. The most stylistic presentation artistically melds together the musical and visual aspects to create and sustain the illusions suggested by the music.

 

History of Sweet Adelines International

After World War II, barbershop singing was growing increasingly popular for men. In 1945, a small group of women wanted to participate in the chord-ringing, fun-filled harmony that the men were singing. So these women organized "Sweet Adelines in America." From its humble beginnings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sweet Adelines International, as it is now called, has grown to a membership of almost 30,000 women in countries all across the globe.