The program is part of our service to Bellevue and the surrounding community. In SSS, we cover the foundation of singing, connecting with the emotion of song, and show performance.
Our very own Chuck Caplan and the Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus wish you a Happy Thanksgivukkah with this special song we’ve prepared for the holiday show.
This year we had 50 men attend our annual sing! Sing! SING! program which welcomes men from the community to join us for six weeks of free instruction and song in the barbershop style. We expect many to “graduate” this coming Wednesday.
Their graduation present from us is a spot on the risers for our December 14 shows.
Will we see you there? Tickets are available online now and proceeds help us pay our fabulous director Donny Rose, rehearsal space rental, and music royalties. Please join us!
Last week at the Evergreen District Competition, your Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus placed third in a historically close race.
If you’re a barbershop lover, here’s the video you won’t want to miss.
Know someone who wants to sing with us? Our annual free singing lessons program (known as sing! Sing! SING!) starts October 30, 2013. All men, regardless of vocal training, are welcome!
Sometimes we, as a chorus, aren’t keeping the tempo Donny wants.
What should we do in this case, Donny answers in the video below.
Northwest Sound favorite son Drew Osterhout, along with his girlfriend Maria Daoust, are making a big step today.
They are on their way to St. Louis, Missouri where Drew will study under Dr. Jim Henry, director of the multi-gold-winning chorus the Ambassadors of Harmony.
Drew’s planning to get a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting and do barbershop “for reals,” as he says in the sweet video below.
The boy even gets a little teary-eyed about what barbershop and your Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus means to him.
Good luck, Friend.
And readers, leave a note for Drew in the comments, won’t you?
The Barbershop Harmony Society just added a video of this year’s international gold medal chorus, Toronto Northern Lights.
Barbershop truly is fun for the whole family but not every family member is ready to sing a tag.
Such was the case at last weekend’s second annual “Best Tag Party,” another reason to hang out with our fun group outside of a performance setting.
9-year-old Lucas refused to sing with his dad – until we created a tag just for him.
For your listening pleasure, we present “Toilet.”
What do you think? A barbershopper in the making?
Sing, Sing, Sing graduate Xavier John will NOT attend Northwest Sound’s Big Show next weekend. (Yes, that’s this coming weekend!)
Xavier is a St. Jude (Redmond) parishioner and I saw him enjoying coffee and donuts with his wife after mass.
“Hey, you planning to come to our Big Show?”
“When is it?” he asked.
“June 15. It’s the Saturday before Father’s Day. Two shows. 2:30 and 7.00.”
“Yes, I think so!” he replied.
“No, you will not!” his wife insisted.
“We are expecting our baby that day!!”
Xavier has a Very Good Excuse not to attend. Do you?
We prepared new tunes and exciting choreography for you! Plus, three International-level quartets will perform: Madison Park, 4.0, and Momma’s Boys!
Click here to order online –> http://NorthwestSound.org/BigShow.
(You’re excused if you’re having a baby.)
See you soon!
As shared by Director Donny Rose on his Facebook page May 31, 2013.
To my Barbershop people out in Facebook land, most of us only know about each other through our music. You may think, oh yeah, Barry sang with Northwest Sound. He was a baritone. I think he was a contest administrator. Nice guy.
You may not have known that he was one of the top three wrestling coaches in the State of Washington for DECADES.
He was a fierce competitor but always put his boys’ ethics and behavior WAY above a win.
If the members of Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus have a bit more swing in their step, now you know why.
Director Donny Rose is teaching us Mood Indigo in true barbershop style … and just in time for our June 15 “Big Show” in Bellevue. Will you be there?
Can’t wait that long? Then click through to hear us rehearse the song made popular by Frank Sinatra.