Barbershop Harmony 75th anniversary

Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 3:34 pm
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Submitted press release

Celebrate Harmony, a salute to the Barbershop Harmony Society's 75th anniversary. Presented by Chordbuster Barbershop Chorus and chapter quartets. Featuring: the Bend of the River Chorus, the Choir Boys and Jazz Etc. Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m. Assumption High School, 1020 W. Central Park, Davenport. Adults, $15; Youth (K-12) $5.

For information and tickets, call (563) 340-8743.


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