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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Barbershop show set in October

  • This year the Barbershop Harmony Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary. It was founded in 1938 in Tulsa, Okla.
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  • This year the Barbershop Harmony Society is celebrating its 75th anniversary. It was founded in 1938 in Tulsa, Okla.
    The Northeasters Honesdale Barbershop chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present its 35th annual show, entitled "Celebrate Harmony" on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Honesdale High School.
    It is a salute to the Barbershop Harmony Society's 75th Diamond Anniversary, and it will feature songs from the barbershop era.
    The following songs are included in the program: "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Hello! My Baby," "Sweet Adeline," "Light Up Your Life With Harmony," "Alice Blue Gown," and "The Armed Forces Medley."
    Four chapter quartets will also perform, namely Chordially Yours, Basses Loaded, Stourbridge Lion, and Northeast Spirit. The 24 man chorus of all ages and from all walks of life is directed by Bob Mains. Sandy Gabrielson will be the narrator.
    The guest professional barbershop quartet will be "The faces4Radio." They are enjoying the first year of their musical journey together.
    They're very proud to be the 2012 M-AD Senior Quartet Champion and also the 2013 silver medalist winner of the International Barbershop Harmony Society senior quartet competition. Their website is www.faces4radioquartet.com.
    The $10 tickets may be purchased at the door or from any chorus member. The show will be a great evening of entertainment for the entire family.
    The chorus is always looking for additional singers. Rehearsal is every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Chapel at 10th and Church Streets in Honesdale. Call 570-685-1554 if you are interested in singing or for further show information.
    The Barbershop Harmony Society is the largest all-male singing organization in the world with about 30,000 members, including 1,500 quartets in 800 chapters. Besides singing for fun, barbershoppers perform for worthy organizations, charities and sporting events.
    The Honesdale Chapter was founded in 1979 and awards annual scholarships to Wallenpaupack, Honesdale and Western Wayne high school students.
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