Harmony, Incorporated
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Jeanne O'Connor, President and WHC Representative

2012 Harmony Queens

Baritone Kris Rector is a music teacher in the Fairfax, VA county schools. She is a two-time Harmony Queen having won with Hot Topic in 2003.

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Bass - Shana Oshiro has a degree in Vocal Performance from Morgan State University. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in music therapy from Shenandoah University. She was Miss Maryland in 2007.

Lead - Anne Albright has a degree in music education from Radford University. She is relatively new to barbershop but is addicted already. She also loves to sing jazz.

Tenor - Christina Lewellen is the only one of the four without a music degree. But she has a degree in Communications and an MBA. She loves barbershop so much that she married Richard Lewellen, a prominant BHS barbershopper.

Harmony, Incorporated 2012 Chorus Champions
A Cappella Showcase directed by Judy Comeau

Under the direction of Judy Comeau, A Cappella Showcase was formed in 1996, when Judy and 30 other women gathered to create a new chapter of Harmony Inc., an international organization of women singers.

A Cappella Showcase has won eight consecutive gold medals in Harmony Inc.’s regional competition, as well as seven consecutive silver International medals. In 2008, A Cappella Showcase traded silver for gold and became the gold medal championship chorus at Harmony’s international competition.

In that same year, we also sang in CBC Radio’s Choral Competition and placed second in the barbershop category. We also had the honour, in 2008, to be the first women’s barbershop chorus from Canada to be invited to perform at a prestigious music festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In addition to competing, A Cappella Showcase has delighted audiences with performances around the Greater Toronto Area. We offer a professional, highly entertaining program with a wide appeal; our repertoire includes songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s, as well as spiritual numbers and show tunes.

Harmony, Inc. is a vibrant international singing organization of women who are dedicated to the performance, promotion and preservation of four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style, the celebration of friendship, personal growth and development through music and leadership education, and the practice of democratic principles.

Since 1959, the organization has expanded from its Eastern roots to include chapters in the United States and Canada from California to Newfoundland, and from Alaska to Florida.

Contests and conventions are held each year for the purposes of educating members in the performance of the craft, bringing together the membership to see the best perform, to inform the membership of the status and direction of the organization, and to encourage an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie.

A steady growth in membership, a gradual geographic expansion, continuous improvement in the quality of performances, and the determination to abide by its democratic principles and maintain its unique "Blend With Friendship", all bespeak a bright future for Harmony, Inc.

Harmony, Inc’s International Contest & Convention will be held November13-17 at Caesar's Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.  Maps, schedules and details can be found on the Harmony, Incorporated website.