History of Harmony - Chicago a cappella

History of Harmony

Program by Matt Greenberg and Deke Sharon / Music Direction by Paul Langford

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

Great for people who…

Loved “Pitch Perfect” and did the cup song challenge
Are intrigued by finding out who the Spice Girls of the 1950s were
Wondered who your grandparents would call the Beyonce of their time


Full-length concert program (110 mins including an intermission) recommended for ages 8+, enjoyable for all generations of the family!


April 21, 2024

3:00 PM

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

205 E Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Single tickets for this concert will be sold through the Harris Theater Box Office after September 1, 2023. A $9 handling fee will apply. Visit harristheaterchicago.org or call 312.334.7777 for more information.

APRIL 28, 2024

3:00 PM

McAninch Arts Center

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Week of May 6, 2024

on demand

Full Concert Replay

Can’t make it in person? Loved it so much you want to see it again? Buy an on-demand full concert replay!


Katelyn Lee


Kristin Lelm


Chelsea Lyons


Cari Plachy


Emily Price


Deke Sharon


Paul Langford

Guest Music Director

Guests With Disabilities Are Welcome!​

Chicago a cappella is committed to welcoming everyone to our event. To request access services or to learn more, please email Sara Badger or call (773) 281-7820×1 with as much advance notice as possible.

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