What a great show we had on June 25. The Oregon Spirit Chorus joined us for a fabulous evening of a cappella harmony at the awesome Rose Auditorium at South Salem High School. What a venue! The brand-new theater was simply spectacular, and performing again in front of a live audience was exactly what we all needed. Then there were the three quartets who joined the show; the beautiful Happenstance Quartet, four charming ladies who brought their award-winning vocals to the stage, there was Social Insecurity, who shared their top-quality talents with some of the funniest routines imaginable and, of course, the incomparable Midtown Quartet. The vocals from Midtown were undoubtedly a preview of what could possibly be the next International Champion Quartet next month in Charlotte, N.C.
Audience members were simply buzzing after the show. It was heartwarming to hear all the positive comments coming from all directions. With the events of the past couple of years, I’m sure folks were ready to get out and have an evening of entertainment. Based on the feedback from the audience, we were certainly successful in providing that entertainment last Saturday evening.
We are so very grateful to all who worked so diligently to make Voices In Harmony a reality. From top to bottom (that’s Tenor to Bass, I guess), everyone should be proud of what we were able to accomplish. In particular, we sincerely appreciate the work put in by our two directors, Kathy Scheel and Will Fox. Their tireless guidance and driving force made it possible for us to give our best. But, most of all, we want to thank our unparalleled audience. Without them there is no one with whom we can share our love of music. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to gather and share our harmony. It’s great to be a Barbershopper!