As times change, so do the stereotypes surrounding barbershop singing. Learn more about the barbershop community in Minnesota, and hear the Minneapolis Commodores perform at venues across the Twin Cities this summer.
The Detroit Youth Choir delivered an energetic and inspiring performance on 'America's Got Talent,' bringing host Terry Crews to tears. Watch its Golden Buzzer-winning performance that brought the judges to their feet.
"Hearing Susan's and Mary Beth's stories reaffirmed that communal singing, like all variations on the arts in this culture-rich state, is not merely a 'nice to have' -- it deepens our connections with each other and our communities at a time when those ties are fraying." Vaughn Ormseth shares how music can bring people together even in the toughest of circumstances.
When it comes to being a part of a choir, the benefits can be felt live or even virtually. A study that followed Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir shows how partaking in a choir -- even over the internet -- can have positive effects on mental health and social well-being.
The Phoenix Chorale announced Monday that Christopher Gabbitas is taking over as its artistic director, succeeding Charles Bruffy, who led the choir from 1999 to 2017. Along with appearing on more than 30 albums with the King's Singers, Gabbitas is a two-time Grammy winner.