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Chicago Still Has Barbershop Quartets — And They’re Performing For Free At Marie’s Pizza In Albany Park Sunday

The Chicago Metro Chorus, established in 1945 and the only active chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will celebrate 75 years with Sunday's free performance.

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ALBANY PARK — The Chicago Metro Chorus will celebrate 75 years with a free performance Sunday afternoon at Marie’s Pizza & Liquors.

Sunday’s performance will be outside in Marie’s, 4127 W. Lawrence Ave, and run from 2-4 p.m. Masks will be required for people who are not eating.

The group was established in 1945.

Quartets performing Sunday include Fermata D’Aria, Chicago Retro and Voices of Magic — the first registered mixed gender quartet in Illinois.

“We want to make sure people know barbershop society isn’t just a bunch of old white guys,” said John Q Morris, president of Chicago Metro Chorus. “It’s all about everyone regardless of age, gender or race singing in harmony. And the world needs more harmony right now.”

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