Another afterglow, another tag.
The SeaChordsmen sent both a quartet and a VLQ out into the Queen Anne neighborhood to perform for the various block parties assembled for National Night Out. We had tons of fun! Here's Top of the Hill (with a stand-in baritone) performing Down Our Way:
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Wednesday, July 13 was Barbershop Music Appreciation Day! One of the SeaChordsmen quartets headed out to bring barbershop music to two retirement communities to celebrate. The Top of the Hill quartet visited The Gardens at Town Square in downtown Bellevue, and Aegis Living in Overlake. Residents sang along to songs like Sweet Adeline, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Lida Rose, Moonlight Becomes You, and many more. Interested in having a quartet or a larger ensemble come sing to you? Let us know - we love performing!
Happy Barbershop Music Appreciation Day!
The newest SeaChordsmen-affiliated quartet, the Post-It Notes, met on Monday for their weekly rehearsal, but this time as a trio. And what does a quartet do during their weekly rehearsal when their lead is out of town? Well, they drill vowels and practice listening for fourths and fifths. Then, they recruit the bass's dad to pitch in on a polecat. Big thanks to Dave for joining in on bass as Paul jumped effortlessly to lead (and to Paul's mom, Cheryl, who beautifully sang lead with us on a few songs, too).
Four Ever Young did a short set at the end of the "Sisters" Edmonds United Methodist Church group quarterly meeting. The Sisters are a long running group at EUMC. They thoroughly enjoyed this harmonious end to their meeting. Four Ever Young is Gary Ackermen, lead, Rod Heivilin, bass, Jim Durand, baritone, and Chris Saether, tenor. Bill Cranston expertly filled in for Jim this time, as he had a scheduling conflict.
This week, Top of the Hill performed at the Ballard Elk's Club, where City Councilman Dan Strauss presented a proclamation designating April 20 as Lois Morgensen Day. Happy birthday, Lois! And way to represent, Top of the Hill!
Another fun afterglow evening - this time our visitor was Amol, who sang a tag with us, and sang along on songs he knew. Here you can see him enjoying the group singing a portion of Rhythm of Love.
If there's anything a group of barbershoppers loves more than singing together, it's singing together for an appreciative audience! We had so much fun last night singing to Gus and Nicole, and they had fun, too, it seemed. We may have even gotten a tear from Nicole at the end of "Moonlight Becomes You" -- check out a snippet of that moment in this video. Thanks for joining us last night, you two!
There were so many of us last night we couldn't even quite get everybody into the group...more
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