Escondido Choral Arts is sponsoring the Westminster Chorus, a Barbershop Chorus singing in an a cappella, or unaccompanied vocal music style, with close chordal harmonies, this Saturday, 7 p.m. at the Center.
Barbershop is an American art form born in the late 19th Century in the US that is closely connected to jazz, blues, and other Afro-American genres of music. This style of singing features the lead in the second-highest voice part and a high tenor sings simple harmonies above that melody. The Barbershop sound comes from the ringing overtones created by the close lower voices.
Come hear the award winning Westminster Chorus, singers from all walks of life dedicated to performing music in the Barbershop style at the highest skill level. Winners of world-wide barbershop competitions, featured performers at the American Choral Directors National Convention, and motivated by the joy of joining with other young brothers in harmonious song, the Westminster Chorus will perform at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday, February 22, at 7 p.m.
Under the direction of Justin Miller, the Westminster Chorus in uniquely composed of young and committed singers. Motivated by the joy of joining with other young brothers in harmonious song, the chorus has earned international recognition. Escondido Choral Arts, which is based in Orange County, brings barbershop singing with a new twist -singing and energy like you have never experienced before!
Buy tickets online, or at the Center ticket office, or by calling 800-988-4253. The ticket office is open Tuesday – Saturday, noon–6 p.m., and Sunday, noon–5 p.m.