Celebrating barbershop singing

If you enjoy the lush harmonies of barbershop singing, you will have a chance to see three groups perform this traditional American-style music . The Southern Oregon Sound chapter of Sweet Adelines International will present two shows of "Treasure Trove of Harmony," 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Southern Oregon University Department of Theatre Arts Center Stage Theatre, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

The 28 members of Southern Oregon Sound will serve as hosts and will perform. The award-winning women's quartet, "Razzcals" and the Rogue Valley Harmonizers are guests on the show.

"Razzcals" received the 2006 third place medal for women's quartets in the Sweet Adelines International competition. Their quartet formed in 1996 and spans several Sweet Adelines' regions in the United States. All four members of "Razzcals" joined Sweet Adelines as teenagers. Tenor Dana Gibbs is a member of Harborlites chorus in Newport Beach, Calif., which placed first in international competition in 2005. Lead Martha Segura directs the Southern Oregon Sound chorus and travels nationwide to coach choruses and quartets. Her daughter, Mary, received the first-place award in 2005 as the bass in the Young Women in Harmony quartet "Underage." Baritone Cheri Jump sang with her mother in a double quartet in the Sacramento area.

The Rogue Valley Harmonizers, directed by Don Meeker, placed third in the 2007 Evergreen District regional competition.

Sweet Adelines International and the Barbershop Harmony Society are dedicated to the preservation of barbershop harmony, musical education, and audience entertainment.

Seating is reserved. Tickets are $14 for adult, $12 seniors (65 and above), and $5 for students (18 and under).

For ticket order forms, see .

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