Award-winning barbershop chorus to appear in Calimesa concert series
The “Masters of Harmony” international barbershop chorus champions will appear in concert at Mesa Grande Academy, 975 South Fremont Street, in Calimesa, on Saturday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. (see page 8). Barbershop quartets will also be featured during the evening program.
The male choral group has recently won its sixth first-place award at the International Barbershop Championships, held in Salt Lake City, Utah. They last appeared in this area in 2005.
A capacity audience is expected for the concert, the fourth in the 2007–2008 Calimesa concert series.
“We’re fortunate to have this group return to Calimesa for a performance,” suggests Robert Soderblom, MD, Calimesa concert series chair.
The barbershop chorus has presented concerts at the Ramona Bowl, Crystal Cathedral, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Long Beach Terrace Theater, Glendale Community Concert Series, and at the Disneyland Hotel for the Loma Linda University School of Medicine alumni association.
Founded in 1985, the group has risen quickly to the upper echelons of a cappella choral music. Starting with a handful of men dedicated to musical excellence, the group now boasts more than 140 active members and six international championships—the latest in 2007.
Based in Santa Fe Springs, California, the chorus draws members from Southern California—doctors, business executives, engineers, teachers, lawyers, and students—with varying musical backgrounds.
The repertoire takes audiences on a musical journey through some of America’s most memorable songs, ranging from Broadway show tunes to popular classics, religious to patriotic songs, and more.
Reserved seats are available by calling (909) 795-4960. Tickets are $15 for the front reserved section, and $10 for the open-seating section of the auditorium.
Tickets are also available at the Loma Linda Adventist Book Store and at the Colton Berean Book Store, as well as the student affairs office of Loma Linda University.
To order by mail, send remittance and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Concert Series, P.O. Box 647, Calimesa, California 92320.
By Don Roth