Make the cut in barbershop project

Carole Macintyre in action.
Carole Macintyre in action.

A 200-strong choir opened this year’s City of Joondalup festival with a performance of Banuru Songs, bringing singers of all ages and abilities together.

The City has commissioned MacMusiCo to create an original barbershop four-part harmonic arrangement of well-known songs.

It will be rehearsed in February and March, ready to open the 2014 festival on Saturday, March 29, and the City is aiming for 600 people to take part.

MacMusiCo’s Carole Macintyre said barbershop singing was a fantastic medium for learning many vocal and performance skills.

‘Through the Back to Barbershop project the community has the opportunity to join together in a joyous celebration of a cappella music,’ she said.

‘We at MacMusiCo are looking forward to our time working with singers from the broad community of all ages, skill levels and experience to bring the music of the 1950s and some great Aussie songs to life.’