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New Things for Spring Convention

Stoney Creek Inn The Illinois District Spring Convention returns to Peoria April 12-14, 2013, featuring the Illinois District Small Chorus Championship, a new Barbershop Harmony Festival, and — of course — preliminaries for the International Quartet and College Quartet contests. Continue reading →

Political Harmony

In a rare display of political compromise, the Democratic governor of Illinois and the Republican mayor of the state capital set partisan differences aside.  And it was barbershop that led to this nearly miraculous cease-fire in the middle of a contentious election season. Continue reading →