Wednesday, February 15, 2012
More of the Valentine's Day Barbershop Quartet
I'm still in the glow of my Valentine's Day surprise serenade by my friend Mike's Barbershop Quartet.
Mike has filled me in on more details of who they are...
They are all part of the Devil Mountain Barbershop Chorus. The entire Chorus meets to practice once a week throughout the year. Throughout the year, the Chorus performs at several venues. Some performances are free; for some, there is an admission charge. They do a holiday concert each year and this past year, their performances included the Pleasant Hill City Hall 50th Anniversary celebration and the Walnut Festival in Walnut Creek.
It is not too soon to be planning for Valentine's Day next year. This is a national website where you can find a Valentine's Day quartet near you. Prices vary but most for this year seem to be about $50 for a live performance:
Interestingly, those Chorus members who wish to sing as Quartets on Valentine's Day are not assigned their quartet until the week before Valentine's Day.
As it happened, Mike and his group had never sung together until yesterday. But they all knew the songs. I and everyone in the restaurant yesterday were under the impression that they had been singing together forever. They were terrific!