• Barbershop Harmony Society hosts annual convention downtown

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    PITTSBURGH - This weekend, you might notice a lot more singing going on in downtown Pittsburgh, thanks to thousands of barbershop harmony singers who are making the steel city home.

    The Barbershop Harmony Society is hosting its weeklong convention this week and over 5,000 people are expected from all over the world.


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    “There are going to be shows, there are going to be concerts every single place you turn,” said Brian Lynch of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

    Thanks to the organization’s strong relationship with city leaders, bringing the society to Pittsburgh was a no brainer.

    “The city has really worked hard to make us feel welcome,” Lynch said.

    This isn’t the first time Pittsburgh has hosted the convention. The last time the Barbershop Harmony Society gathered in town was in 1994.

    To date, the Barbershop Harmony Society has over 20,000 members between the U.S. and Canada. Globally, that number swells to nearly 80,000 members.

    For more information about the convention, visit their website.

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