Barbershop Harmony – a Brief History

Doug Harrington (US)

Category: Repertoire/Didactic approaches

The Barbershop style has spread all over the world. Learn about its origin and what makes it unique in its arrangements, vocal techniques and its ever-evolving song choices. Ask Doug Harrington (a 40+ year Barbershopper) questions and get ready to try some Barbershop singing!

At the tender age of four, DOUG HARRINGTON (US) started out as a gospel and country singer with his three older brothers. At 10 he joined the Barbershop Harmony Society and spent the next 10 years learning how to perfect close harmony singing together with his talented brothers. Becoming a world champion in Barbershop in 1989 helped launch his career as a coach. Over the years he has worked with such artists as Rönninge Show Chorus, The Real Group, Margareta Bengtson, Ringmasters and founded, directed and mentored world-renowned choir Zero8 from Stockholm. Harrington was there for the singers at the Europa Cantat in 2009, and now he is thrilled to be back in 2021!

Doug Harrington (US)
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