TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Oceanaires, a barbershop harmony chorus based in Ocean County, NJ, will host a series of six free, one-hour singing classes for men of all ages beginning on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Life Church on 700 Main Street in Toms River. The six-part singing series, Ready, Set, Sing!, takes place every Tuesday from May 23 to June 27.

Each lesson will focus on a different singing technique (e.g., voice fundamentals, posture and alignment, breathing and support, and harmony). Lessons are one hour in length, and are intended for singers of all abilities, from beginners to advanced. For more info or to register for the course, email or call (732) 503-8611.

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About the Oceanaires

In 2017, the Oceanaires men’s chorus of Ocean County, New Jersey, celebrates its 60th anniversary of singing barbershop harmony, a uniquely American musical genre that dates to the late 19th century. The Oceanaires sing a cappella (without accompaniment), a style that features harmony in four parts: tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. The repertoire ranges from traditional to pop to modern Broadway hits.

The Oceanaires chorus is the Ocean County chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, and is one of scores of chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and worldwide. Currently, the Oceanaires boasts 30 members and performs annually at dozens of events in and around Ocean County.