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September 23, 2003

Voice of America

Ever wonder what a Voice of America employee does when he or she retires? If you're Paul Modic and Fred Coffey, Jr., the answer is barbershop singing. Modic joined The Singing Capital Chorus 16 years ago after serving as VOA's Director of Programs.

"I particularly enjoy the comradarie and the fact that it's people from all different walks of life brought together just by a love of singing, a cappella singing," he said. "When the chapter was founded, there was nothing off-color and no raucous humor. It's all just for the love of singing."

VOA's Doug Levine attended a rehearsal by a Washington, D.C., chapter known as the Singing Capital Chorus, and has more on the growing appeal of barbershop harmony. More

Posted by acapnews at September 23, 2003 12:15 PM


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