NORWAY – The Hillsmen Barbershop Chorus will give four weeks of free voice lessons beginning Monday, Jan. 16, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.

Pat Fleck and Wendi Bailey will offer the lessons beginning on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. for registration. Lessons will start at 7. The parking lot is on Beal Street behind the church. Snow date will be the following Monday.

Fleck and Bailey are the new co-directors. Between them, they have more than 30 years of experience in barbershop singing and directing. They are certified directors in the Sweet Adelines.

Bailey is a past director and Fleck is the current director of the Mollyockett Chorus. Both were in the Royal River Chorus of Yarmouth, when they won the world championship in Sweet Adeline’s Midsize Choruses.

Lessons will consist of the development of vocal skills, proper posture and alignment, abdominal-costal breathing, how to take care of one’s voice, formation of vowels in a way to produce the resonant sound of barbershop music, syllable connectors, unison synchronization, duet and trio tuning, musical chords and singing with artistry and emotion.

Men from high school to young adults to middle age adults and through retirement years are welcome. For more information, call in the evenings Tere Porter at 743-0656.


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