Ann Arbor is home to one of the best universities in the world, one of the top hospitals in the country, one of the biggest and most successful art fairs in the Midwest and the largest college football stadium on the planet. It’s also home to a wonderful assortment of a Cappella singing organizations.
The Huron Valley Harmonizers are hosting the second annual A Cappella City USA Festival at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday the Genesis of Ann Arbor (2309 Packard).
The free concert will feature the following groups: Full Value, Evergreen (Eastern Michigan University), Ann Arbor Women’s Chorus, Stark Raving MADrigal Singers, Voices in Pop and the Huron Valley Harmonizers.
The Harmonizers are a men’s chorus from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area focused primarily on barbershop-style four-part harmony. They are members of the Pioneer District (Michigan and Southern Ontario) of the Barbershop Harmony Society—the largest men’s singing organization in the world.
The group welcomes visitors and new members, teaching the vocal skills and performance techniques needed to sing a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.
The a Cappella City USA Festival is part of an effort they group is working on to increase connections and communications between all the various ensembles in the area, in the hope that they can help promote and support each other.
For more information, log onto www.hvharmonizers.org/