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Music Speaks Louder Than Words for ScotianAires

The award-winning all-women barbershop chorus will be joined by singer-songwriter Allison Crowe and Tonic! quartet for April 1 concert in Halifax.

Atlantic Barbershop Chorus champions ScotianAires are joined by singer-songwriter Allison Crowe and barbershop quartet Tonic! for Music Speaks Louder Than Words at 7 p.m. on April 1 at the Bella Rose Arts Centre in Halifax.

ScotianAires is a 57-voice women’s barbershop chorus specializing in four-part a cappella harmony. Directed by Sue Kember, the chorus will perform songs ranging from composer Irving Berlin to pop group Toto, as well as music for Harmony Inc.'s international contest slated for November 2017.

See also: Forging bonds of sisterhood in four-part a cappella harmony

Crowe, who has been performing professionally since the age of 15, has headlined hundreds of concerts in over a dozen countries. Musical director of Newfoundland Vinyl at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Crowe has released a series of critically acclaimed recordings featuring Canadiana, Celtic, jazz, roots, folk, soul and original rock. She last visited Halifax about five year ago.

“Her voice has been described as one to ‘unite genres and generations,' and that perfectly aligns with our own musical aims as an a cappella barbershop chorus,” Linda McMaster, president of ScotianAires, says in a news release.

Tonic! is the Atlantic barbershop quartet champion and sing a range of songs from the traditional and modern barbershop repertoires. The members are Marion Fraser-Pritchard (lead), Mary Gareau (tenor), Cathy Hunter (baritone) and Adele Merritt (bass).

Established in 1983, ScotianAires is a chapter of Harmony Inc., an international non-profit organization whose purpose is “to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style.”

Tickets are $25, and $15 for 12 and under. Click here to order tickets.

The Bella Rose Arts Centre is at 283 Thomas Raddall Dr.


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