Lads of Enchantment Dazzle Rotary Party

Stan Bennett, founded the Lads of Enchantment Barbershop Chorus, which entertained during Sunday’s Christmas party for the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at the Dixie Girl Restaurant. The event, chaired by Rotarian Kirsten Laskey drew some 50 people who gave the Lads of Enchantment a standing ovation following their holiday performance. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Lads of Enchantment barbershop group came together in 1992 and have been entertaining at Los Alamos events ever since. Barbershop singing is rooted in church choral singing, African-American singing, and informal family singing. In its simplest form, the barbershop style can be described as four-part, close harmony a cappella singing in which each note of the melodic progression forms a chord. A barbershop chorus or quartet is composed of four voice parts: tenor; lead; baritone and bass. Barbershop was originally based on traditional songs, but over the years it has evolved – and it continues to evolve. Today, any music that can be arranged in the four-part barbershop style is being sung, including jazz, blues, rock and roll and pop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Rotary President Jim Nesmith introduces Espanola President Yvonne Maestas at Sunday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Kirsten Laskey, far left, chaired Sunday’s annual Rotary Christmas party at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Rotary President Jim Nesmith and Imediate Past President Linda Hull welcome the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Kirsten Laskey chaired this year’s Christmas Party. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarians celebrate the season. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarian/Fire Chief Troy Hughes with his wife Pinon Teacher Jodi Hughes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarians from left, Linda Hull, Skip King and Melissa Metcalf. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarians from left, Linda King, Doug Wilson and Christy Wilson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarian Skip King reads a holiday poem. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dixie Girl owner Victor Medina chats with Roatary guest Dr. Merry McIntyre. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarians celebrate at Sunday’s Christmas party. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

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