One of Minnesota’s top male choirs is heading to Music City and the Grand Ole Opry.
Great Northern Union (GNU) is proud to announce its July 4-10 tour of Nashville, Tenn. As part of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention, GNU will be singing at some of Nashville’s most famous venues, including at the Grand Ole Opry Plaza, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and the Music City Walk of Fame Park.
Usually a competitor in the International Chorus Contest, Great Northern Union is attending the Convention instead to be of service to the Barbershop Harmony Society. The chorus will give performances designed to highlight and promote BHS’s outreach initiatives during Convention week throughout Nashville, where BHS has been headquartered since 2007.
“GNU is thrilled to be able to serve the greater Barbershop Harmony Society and the Nashville community by doing what we do best: singing,” said GNU president Kirk Lindberg. “When we were offered the opportunity to tour Nashville, we jumped at the chance.”
Performances for the chorus will include opening BHS’s Youth Barbershop Quartet Contest at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, singing at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry Plaza, the Nashville Farmers Market, at Street Food Thursday in downtown Nashville, giving a Master Class at BHS’s Harmony University, and singing on the BHS Saturday Night Spectacular show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
GNU will also be sharing the stage with two top-level quartets, the Grammy-award-winning Fairfield Four and former BHS International champions Crossroads, at the Music City Walk of Fame Park as part of A Better World Singing Day on July 9, a full day of singing-oriented outreach activity being offered free to Nashville-area residents.