January 11, 2010
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

The award-winning comedy quartet FRED will perform Jan. 22 and 23 at the Brigham Young University-Idaho Barbershop Music Festival.

In 1999, FRED won the international barbershop quartet championship. Since then, the group has been touring the world, performing unique arrangements and designing its own comedy routines.

Besides a performance by FRED, the concerts will feature student quartets, the BYU-Idaho Men's Choir and Women's Choir, and the Carousel Chorus, all singing barbershop music.

Barbershop quartet music is a musical art form original to the United States. The Barbershop Harmony Society was organized in 1938 and now has more than 800 chapters in North America, including the Carousel Chorus based in Rexburg.

Concerts will be at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Barrus Concert Hall of the Snow Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for BYU-Idaho students and employees. They are available at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office and can also be purchased online at www.byui.edu/tickets or by calling 496-2230.