News @ Noon: Celebrating ‘National Barbershop Quartet Day’ [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD - This is "National Barber Shop Quartet Day" and we celebrated today (Friday) on the News @ Noon Show on WJON.
Four members of the St. Cloud Area Singing Saints Barbershop Chorus performed live on the show.
Barbershop music is a chromatic four-part harmony sung by four unaccompanied voices. In barbershop harmony, the melody is sung by the lead, while the tenor part is sung above the lead. The bass sings lower than the lead and the baritone provides the in-between notes that complete the chords that give barbershop harmony its distinctive four-part sound.
The chorus is made-up of men from all around Central Minnesota. It was founded in 1968. They have rehearsals every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Attonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.
Their 2014 annual show "Songs From The B Minor Diner" is Saturday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre.