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If you want to be great, you need to learn contemporary a cappella's traditional refined martial art: Barbershop.
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Nine of the 41 quartets in the Illinois District took advantage of intense coaching at IDAH. Somebody’s missing out!
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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.
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Doubtless by now, you’ve all seen the picture with the caption, “Illinois District’s Newest Chapter” on the homepage of the District website. That newest chapter is made up of two of the District’s oldest Chapters, Joliet (1945 and 1955) and South Cook (1948), now merged into a single Will-Cook Chapter.
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The members of the Joliet and South Cook chapters have voted to merge with each other and, as of last night's combined meeting, have voted to call themselves the Will-Cook Chapter with the new chorus name, Knights of Harmony.
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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.
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At a Tuesday night rehearsal on August 28 in Belleville, Program VP Bob Cearnal had a great idea. One of the chapter’s members, Steve Martin, was looking for a time and place to “pop the question” to his girl friend.
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While we may be members of a singing society, we depend on our chapters to give us the framework for a variety of quality singing experiences. That means a chapter needs a few good men to do the grunt work to sustain chapter operations.
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The 9th annual Southeastern Illinois Youth in Harmony Festival was a huge success. Hosted by the Coles County Chorus, 250 students from 13 high schools spent a day getting a crash course in four-part harmony.
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The Illinois District quartet championship seemed to be up for grabs this year with at least half a dozen quartets having a legitimate shot at the title. The prognosticators were right -- only four points separated the average scores of the top five quartets.