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On the road with Harmony Junction

Published 10:05am Saturday, April 14, 2012

Albert Lea’s own Harmony Junction, a barbershop chorus, will present its annual show on Saturday. There will be two performances, at 3 and 7 p.m., both at Southwest Middle School’s Little Theatre.

The Harmony Junction barbershop chorus practices at Southwest Middle School Tuesday. Their annual show is coming up on Saturday with shows at 3 and 7 p.m. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

Special this year is the performances of two other local groups, the Forty Milers of LeRoy and Zumbro Valley’s Sweet Adelines.

Member Larry Blair said the group will perform songs such as “Yona,” “Blue Moon,” “Route 66,” “I Get Around,” “I ask the Lord” and “Georgia On My Mind.”

The group is directed by Jim Wirtz. Tickets are available from any group member, from Cup of Faith or Addie’s Floral & Gifts for $10 in advance, or $12 at the door.

The group practices each Tuesday evening throughout the year in preparation for the annual concert, which is also a fundraiser.

“We work toward this all year,” Blair said.

In the summers the group also goes to area churches to perform. Blair said he’s been a member of the group since it started in the early 1980s.

“It’s a good harmony,” Blair said. “We welcome anyone and everyone to come to our annual show.”