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American Songbook

APRIL 21 & 28, 2024 at 3 pm

Co-created and narrated by Deke Sharon, the heralded “Father of Contemporary A Cappella” and music director of “Pitch Perfect,” History of Harmony tells the story of pop vocal harmony from the early 20th century to today. From barbershop quartets through doo-wop and boy bands, these layered musical sounds have permeated our entire culture.


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Matt Greenberg on the Inspiration for “History of Harmony”

Founding singer and Executive Director Matt Greenberg is the co-creator of "History of Harmony" with Deke Sharon.

“History of Harmony” Virtual Event With Deke Sharon & Terri Hemmert REPLAY

Deke Sharon, co-creator and narrator of our "History of Harmony" program coming up on April 21 & 28, is joined by beloved WXRT radio personality, musicologist, and educator Terri Hemmert for a lively exploration of pop vocal harmony from the early 20th century to today,...


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