- $12 for one ticket to America Sings! 76th Annual Parade of Harmony (up to $22 value)
- Where: Clarenceville High School
- Seating: reserved
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Saturday, February 21, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
America Sings! 76th Annual Parade of Harmony
The Detroit-Oakland Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society welcomes two notable ensembles for its annual vocal showcase. Coming in all the way from Orange County, California are the four men of OC Times, who took home the international quartet championship in 2008 thanks to their smooth, exciting arrangements of favorite songs in the barbershop style. Some young voices get their time in the spotlight as well, as Northville High School’s Backbeat brings sharp uniforms and even sharper harmonies to the stage.
The Detroit-Oakland Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society
The Detroit Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society was born on July 30, 1939, when 20 men with extraordinary vocal talent gathered in a cottage on Lake Orion to apply for their official charter and probably make some s'mores. By their second meeting, the group had grown to 50 singers, and less than a year later they staged a show featuring eight barbershop quartets. It was the very first of the Chapter's Parade of Harmony shows, an annual tradition that lives on today. When the Oakland Chapter formed in 1941, the two chapters entered a period of lively competition, but ultimately merged in the late '80s to form a true supergroup. Despite its change in name, the Detroit-Oakland Chapter continues to share a love of barbershop-style music with the community.