On Friday, April 21st, I joined Dick Swanson, who sang bass, Dan Tangarone on tenor, and Bob Schmidt, who sang baritone, to sing for Jim Owens' memorial. Jim was a very good friend of Dick Swanson's, and many of us...
Spreading the joy of song to others is something we all strive for as Barbershoppers. The Tacoma TotemAires happen to practice at a venue that is across the parking lot from a dialysis center. After a quick phone call to a nurse at the facility, the Chorus confirmed that the folks inside...more
While you were watching a contest, have you ever thought...
- "My scores usually track with those of the official panel. I wonder how I'm doing today?"
- "I plan to apply this fall to become a judge--it would be great if I could do a practice judging session somewhere." ...
Magical things happen when music is involved!
One of the tenors from my chapter was hospitalized in serious condition. We went to sing to him, not knowing if they would let us into the ICU. When we opened the ICU area doors we were stopped and told we couldn’t come in, but when we...more
Emerald City Sound, under the direction of Travis Tabares, commanded the stage during the Youth Chorus Festival on January 29, 2016, with a great set the audience loved. Sponsored by the Bellevue Chapter, this group of young men (average age 21≤25) received an impressive Outstanding rating with...more
Randy Peters, Chorus Director of Western Hospitality Singers (Calgary Foothills Chapter), was honoured and presented with the Dr. Paul E. Tamblyn Music Educator Award for 2015. James Thexton, Treasurer of Sing Canada Harmony, presented this prestigious award to Randy on December 7, 2015 on...more
As Grammy Award-winning juggernaut Pentatonix continues blazing new trails in the contemporary a cappella scene, they stop for a moment to admit what may surprise many. Even while PTX has redefined "cool" for a cappella enthusiasts, these confessed choir nerds continue embracing their roots,...more
Who doesn’t love music? Certainly there are some of us, but for the most part music is a big part of our lives. Whether it’s the music that we listen to on the way to work, while we workout, or the music we hear in a symphony or film, it can bring up our moods, tell us a story or even bring us...more