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Voices in Harmony

Voices in Harmony

Menís barbershop chorus based in San Jose

VIH's repertoire is diverse and encompasses music from the classics to jazz, contemporary to patriotic, pop and traditional choral selections. Voices in Harmony was founded in 2006 is based in San Jose, California, under the masterful musical direction of Dr. Greg Lyne. Under his leadership, VIH has rapidly become one of the finest a cappella choruses in the world. In July 2008, it traveled to Nashville, TN, to compete in the annual International Choral Competition of the Barbershop Harmony Society, its professional organization, and achieved a 3rd Place Bronze Medal. The competition pits the top 30 choruses of more than 800 choruses around the world.

Audition Policy - Membership is open to male singers of all ages. More than 100 strong, we count among our ranks teachers, CEOs, construction workers, venture capitalists, plumbers, small business owners and students. What binds us together is a love of singing and the pursuit of musical excellence.

Rehearsal Information - Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 7:30pm IES Hall,1401 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, California

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Voices in Harmony : Now & Then : 00  1 CD

Voices in Harmony : Now & Then

Founded in 2006 by members of the Bay Area Metro Chorus and Garden City Chorus of San Jose CA, VIH is directed by world-renowned conductor Dr. Greg Lynn. "Northern California's Premier Men's A Cappella Chorus" boasts a membership of 131, from ages 16 to 99, and they recently returned from their first international tour, of Russia in August, 2009. Dr. Lynn very quickly turned Voices in Harmony into one of the finest a cappella choruses in the world, winning a 3rd Place Bronze medal at the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2008 International Choral Competition in Nashville, TN. The 14 songs of "Now & Then" are pure, heartstring-tugging oldies, sung by guys who love to harmonize together-in short, the very stuff of which Barbershop was made! Be it The Turtles' "Happy Together" from 1966, the Swing hit "Beyond the Sea" from 1945, the Streisand hit "The Way We Were" from 1974, Hank Williams' classic "Hey Good Lookin'" from 1951, Brian Wilson's anthem "Surfer Girl" from 1963 or Jerome Kern and and Otto Harbach's "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" from 1933-we know and love these songs. How many times have we heard Billy Joel's "And So It Goes," "Little Boy Lost," "There Used To Be a Ballpark Right Here" and "This Is Some Lucky Day"-and how many times would we like to hear them again, nailed by a top-drawer men's chorus? As a special treat, the last three bonus tracks on "Now & Then," "Diane," "Little Pal" and "In A Shanty in Old Shanty Town" are all live cuts from the 2008 BHS competition. Barbershop quartets Late Show and Realtime are special guest performers with VIH. Great stuff from local boys who made very good, very fast in the Barbershop world!

Songlist: Happy Together, Beyond the Sea, The Way We Were, Little Boy Lost, Hey Good Lookin', Surfer Girl - Late Show Quartet, There Used to Be a Ballpark Right Here, This Is Some Lucky Day , And So It Goes, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, With A Little Help From My Friends, Diane, Little Pal, In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town

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5865c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella

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