Barbershop in the News

Spirit of the Gulf sings high energy, fem-tastic show

Naples, FL  March 16, 2011


Spirit of the Gulf Chorus. Geraldine Alexander

Picture Julie Andrews on Red Bull. That’s Sweet Adelines Director Karen Breidert, 57, as she punctuates the beat of “Too Darn Hot” with her hips, telling her 150 devoted disciples to “Sing it slimy!” as they rehearse for this Saturday’s performance.


And so they do, the front row of women from the Spirit of the Gulf Chorus curving their whole bodies around the vowels as if they’ve swallowed them whole, then arching their backs to spit out the snake-hiss of steam heat....”Tssssssssss!”  Read More--


Sweet sounds endure in Calumet area

Hammond, IN  March 13, 2011


Highland resident Hilda Kikkert loves harmonizing with members in the Calumet Corner Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines International.


She is a charter member of the women's four-part barbershop harmony group from December 1968. With her collection of Pitch Pipes, the quarterly International Publication of Sweet Adelines, convention programs and other memorabilia, she qualifies as their historian, too.


They began with 22 members, a minimum requirement to compete in regional and international competitions. Kikkert remembers competing in the group's first regional competition in 1970 in Peoria, Ill., and winning the regional competition in 1976 in Chicago.  Read More--

Rock, barbershop music, magic and more on tap at Norwood Kiwanis Variety Show March 12

Norwood, NY  March 11, 2011


The second annual Norwood Kiwanis Variety Show begins at 7 p.m. March 12 in the Norwood-Norfolk High School auditorium.


The master of ceremonies will be 99 Hits/WPDM news anchor and announcer Scott Dosztan.


Entertainment for the evening includes the Hand Bell Choir of Potsdam, Kountry Rebels 2, classic rock with The Acoustic Brothers, clogger Andrew Perry with Danny Klebes on accordion, Red Hen Red Hatters, and the The St. Lawrence Chorus of Sweet Adelines. Intuition Magician Richard Tennace will entertain throughout the evening.  Read More--



Barbershop treasures ‘Memories’

Loveland, CO  March 11, 2011


Although the style of barbershop quartet singing began in the early 1900s, it’s not just old-folks music anymore.


Experiencing a resurgence, this vocal art form that highlights a cappella harmony is being embraced by an increasingly younger set.


The New Valentine City Chorus, which will present “Love Letters: How Sweet the Memories” at the Rialto Theater for two shows on Saturday, March 12, boasts four high school and three college students. Read More--

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