Archbold, OH – If you love the four-part harmony of barbershop music, Sauder Village is the place to be on Saturday, August 27 for the annual Barbershop Sing featuring the Men of Independence from northeast Ohio. In addition to enjoying an award-winning performance at 1:00 in Founders Hall, guests can also make special memories while visiting with costumed guides and working craftsmen at Ohio’s largest living-history destination.
The Sauder Village Barbershop Sing always features an award-winning barbershop group and this year is no exception. The Men of Independence (MOI) are an a cappella men’s chorus based in Independence, Ohio. As members of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Men of Independence are dedicated to the goal of delivering the highest caliber quartet and chorus singing possible and compete at all levels to demonstrate their ability. The MOI has over 80 singers from northeast Ohio, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. They compete regionally, nationally and internationally and continue to grow as an “A” level competitive chorus. The group has performed at games for the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers as well as many events throughout Northeast Ohio. The Men of Independence have competed at the BHS International Convention chorus competitions for the past three years and last July placed 11th amongst the top 28 choruses in the world! For more information about the Men of Independence, visit our website at www.independencechapter.com
According to the Barbershop Harmony Society, barbershop music grew out of African-American music traditions and can be described as four-part, unaccompanied, close harmony signing with consonant chords. Barbershop music has understandable lyrics and easy-to-sing melodies.
“Hosting a late summer barbershop music concert has been a tradition at Sauder Village for many years,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations Specialist. “We look forward to having The Men of Independence share their talent at Sauder Village. It’s sure to be a fun-filled afternoon as guests enjoy toe-tapping music and have fun experiencing Ohio’s historic past while exploring life in Ohio from 1803 through 1920!”
Other upcoming Sauder Village events in September include Homeschool Appreciation Days, , Celebrate our Artisans, Apple Week and The Great Planting. October events include a Fiber Arts Fest, Train Event, Fall on the Farm/Scout Day, Community Health Day and more! A complete schedule of 2016 events is available online at www.saudervillage.org
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