Home Do-re-mi damsels: In Brooklyn, barbershop quartets aren’t just for men

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Nothing’s more fun to listen to than the lush four-part harmony of a barbershop quartet — and when the performers are women and several voices sing each part, it just gets better.

That’s the way they make music at the Brooklyn Chorus, the city’s longest running all-female barbershop group, whose members age 28 to 91 bond through their love for a cappella music.

“It’s a sisterhood,” chorus president Carol McEvoy, 65, said at a Monday-night rehearsal of the half-century-old group in the chapel of the Norwegian Christian Home in Dyker Heights.

“I’ve had the happiest years with the girls — the camaraderie is beautiful,” said Lucille Cappillo, 91, a silver-haired songstress with the energy of a much younger woman, who decided to join in 1989 after her husband died.

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