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The Pittsburgh Metro Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Vocal Confluence are excited to announce a new operating model, effective immediately, which will better support their commitment to musical excellence and the needs of their members.

Vocal Confluence will now typically rehearse only twice per month on Monday evenings, with these dates announced in advance. The Pittsburgh Metro Chapter will also meet on all other Mondays (except holidays) for additional opportunities to enjoy the singing and fellowship we hold so dear.

For an up-to-date schedule, please visit vocalconfluence.org.

Twenty-one VC members will take their talents to the Big Apple in March to participate in the fourth-annual installment of Total Vocal, a three-day celebration of Contemporary A Cappella Music featuring singers from around the world.

From March 23-25, these members will have the opportunity to work with the "Father of Contemporary A Cappella," Deke Sharon, who is most famous for his work as arranger, on-site music director, and vocal producer for the Pitch Perfect film series, as well as worldwide producer of The Sing-Off.

The weekend will culminate on Sunday, March 25 with a 2:00 PM concert at New York's historic Lincoln Center, which will be simulcast on the web.

Vocal Confluence is proud to announce its Second Annual Holiday Show.

We will have two performances, and each will feature an award-winning women's chorus as a special guest, as well as chapter quartets.

Our first performance will take place on Friday, December 8 at 7:00 PM and will feature Greater Harmony Chorus.

Our second performance will take place on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 PM and will feature Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus.

Both performances will take place at Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill, PA.

Advance tickets cost only $12 and are available exclusively online at the following addresses: