Barbershoppers promise to ‘Entertain You’
Rockport — The Windjammer Barbershop Chorus will present its their 19th annual show, “Let Us Entertain You,” Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.
This year’s show promises performances of many well-known songs. The chorus also will present its own quartet, Starboard Watch, and special guests Downtown Crossing Quartet, a silver medalist and international competitor quartet from New Hampshire and Massachusetts; and Port City Sound, senior quartet from the greater Portland area that also has been champions in their own senior’s competition.
This year’s concert program is packed with great barbershop music and fun from these groups of men who love to sing and hold this as their most favorite hobby in life — to be a barbershopper. The Camden chorus is one of six in Maine, the others being in Bangor, Waterville, Falmouth, South Paris and Bath. All choruses are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society, aka the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, that was started in 1938 in Tulsa, Okla. by a man named O.C. Cash and is based in Nashville, Tenn.
Chorus members include Asger Bagge, Bill Robinson, Harvey Moody, Ray Robitaille, Mike Fletcher, Larry Singer, Joe Beardsley, Peter Marckoon, Ray Gross, Ed Joy, Clarence Rand, Jed Shepardson, Ted Kanellakis, Dave Terry and Granville Ames. The chorus is directed by Kathy Robitalle, with Ames as assistant director.
Tickets — $15, $12 for students and senior citizens — are available at HAV II in Camden, from chorus members or at the door. Following the show, an Afterglow (cast party of sorts) will be held downstairs. The audience is invited to join the singers for some finger food, more music and great laughs in an informal setting. Afterglow tickets are just $6, available the night of the show. For more information, call 832-5127.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or email@example.com.