November 15 2018

 

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 ACAPPELLAMANIA

HOLIDAY EDITION

A Community Sing Event

open to all women singers


Six Weeks of Singing Lessons

and Holiday Performances

 WON'T YOU JOIN US? 

 IT'S FREE! 


Tuesday Nights

 November 6, 2018

through

December 11, 2018


Meet up

We will be learning some wonderful holiday music and performing around town at various events. 



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 HOLIDAY


SINGING


TELEGRAMS

 

Saturday,

December 15, 2018

Send a unique "no-calorie"

gift of song! 

 

 $10

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2018.12.15 Holiday Singing Telegram Order Form

 



 


 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Private Holiday Party

Veteran's Hospital

Long Beach

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Private Holiday Party

Lakewood Women's Club

Southgate

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Public Holiday Perfomance

Details to follow

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2018

Private Holiday Party

Fountain Valley Newcomers

Fountain Valley

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Private Holiday Party

Shoreline Yacht Club

 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Public Holiday Event

Make Music Winter

The Exhibition Room

Long Beach

 

  


 

EXTRA! EXTRA!


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Golden Sands Chorus is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support!  


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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.