Hudson – Women of Note, the Hudson, Mass. chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, recently earned regional recognition and qualified for a spot at Harmony, Inc.’s international competition, which will be held in Verona, N.Y. later this year.
Women of Note placed 3rd in Harmony, Inc.’s Area 2, which includes Ontario, Quebec, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware and Maryland. The competition took place in Warwick, R.I. in April, and participants earning a score of a certain threshold are qualified to participate in the international competition of Harmony, Inc. choruses in November.
“The Women of Note chorus rehearses all year to become more masterful at the four-part harmony that characterizes the barbershop style, but qualifying to participate in the International Convention & Contests of Harmony, Inc. is truly an honor,” said Ashley Lang, chapter president. “We plan to build on the success of our area contest showing as we prepare for our international performance, and we’re proud to represent the Hudson community among choruses from all across the United States and Canada.”
With approximately 30 members, Women of Note is directed by Ray Johnson of Worcester. The chorus presented two songs at the area contest to earn its placement, “The Moment I Saw Your Eyes” and “Every Breath You Take.”
Women of Note will be performing their contest songs as well as other pieces from their repertoire at Saturday, June 20 in the Parish Hall of the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist of Northborough, 40 Church St., Northborough, at 7 p.m. This concert, sponsored by the Northborough Local Cultural Council in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will benefit the Northborough Food Pantry. All attendees are requested to bring canned food donations in lieu of an admission fee.
To learn more about the chorus’s upcoming performance schedule, visit www.womenofnote.org.