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Historic Nashville Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Barbershop Harmony Society
May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a tour of Barbershop Harmony Society on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 am.
** Ticket reservations open Friday April 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM**
Leading the tour will be Amy Rose, Social Media /Communications Manager and her husband Donny Rose, Director of Music Education.
Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee since 2007, our nonprofit organization provides active programs and resources in music education, publishing, performance, and community outreach.
Fun facts about the BHS building:
- Our building was built in 1923 and was formerly a Bible printing press.
- The final decision to use this as our headquarters building on 7th Avenue was because of the popular Dominant 7th chord commonly found in the barbershop style of music. Call it serendipity.
- Tour group will meet at the front entrance on 110 7th Avenue North
- Suggested parking the Nashville Public Library Garage or various free street parking if
Ticket reservations open Friday April 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM