The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment and the Santa Fe Harmonizers will jointly present the 2017 Annual Barbershop Harmony Show in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 at the United Church of Los Alamos.
The first part of the show will feature the combined Los Alamos and Santa Fe choruses and quartets, the second part will feature the 2016 Southwestern District Quartet Champions, Southern Company, and the show will conclude with a salute to our veterans, in honor of Veterans’ Day (Nov. 11).
The opening segment, titled “Dreams –Where All Things Begin”, takes a light-hearted look at our dreams and the travails along the road. Although the obstacles to achieving one’s dreams can be challenging, they have inspired numerous moving songs to keep our dreams in focus.
Some of the songs in the opening segment are three movingly wistful entreaties – “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” (Cinderella), “When You Wish Upon A Star” (Pinocchio), and “Over The Rainbow” (The Wizard of Oz), as well as the extremely popular standards, “All I Have To Do Is Dream” (The Everly Brothers), “Daydream” (The Lovin’ Spoonfull) and “All I Do Is Dream of You” (Judy Garland).
“Southern Company” (SC), the 2016 Southwestern District Quartet Champion of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will highlight the second segment of the show. The multi-talented quartet of John Sifuentes (tenor), Trevor Crawford (lead), Nick Ruiz (baritone), Marcus Kang (bass), is a young group from the Dallas/San Marcos areas of Texas.
John Sifuentes works as a retail manager during the day and sings and plays the guitar in his own band. Lead Trevor Crawford is a professional artisan furniture maker. Nick Ruiz is a student at TCU and the vocal percussionist and principle arranger of The Horned Tones, TCU’s award-winning all-male acappella group. Bass Marcus Kang has a degree in music education, and prior to singing with SC, he was a district quartet champion with Clutch Quartet (2014) and an international youth quartet champion with Flightline.
The show will close with a trio of songs, “The Armed Forces Medley”, “This Is My Country” and “Let There Be Peace On Earth” to honor US service veterans.
Immediately after the Friday night show, there will be an “Afterglow” at Graves Hall with a snack and additional singing by the guest quartet and the Los Alamos and Santa Fe barbershoppers for a modest $5 donation.
Admission is $15 and $5 for students. Tickets can be obtained from chorus members, CB FOX or at the door.
For additional information and links, visit www.ladsofenchantment.org.
Note: Show times have been moved up to 7 p.m. from the traditional 7:30 p.m. start time.