After a successful recruiting drive, the Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus (which includes at least one Magnolian) will add eight singers to their ranks for their holiday show, “Home For the Holidays,” on December 14, 2013. The chorus will total 31 singers.
“We’ve increased our numbers by more than one-third, and it really makes a difference in our sound,” said Ted Chamberlain, Musical Director. “We have a lot more fullness and power, especially in the bass section. We can really deliver the ringing harmonies that are the hallmark of Barbershop singing.”
The SeaChordsmen recruited the new singers during the months of September and October with their “Capture Your Voice & Sing” program, a series of six free voice lessons for men. Nineteen men signed up, and eleven graduated, eight of whom will be in the holiday show. Four of the recruits have already become permanent members of the chorus, and more memberships are in the works.
“Home For the Holidays” is the SeaChordsmen’s annual concert of family-friendly traditional holiday songs performed in ringing Barbershop harmony, plus many quartets and sing-alongs. The show is Saturday, December 14, 2013, with two performances: 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Guest performers include: The Seattle Shores Women’s Barbershop Chorus, The Ballard High School Men’s Ensemble, and the Kamiak High School Barbershop Ensemble. Tickets are $15, seniors $12, and students $7. For information and tickets, click here.
Caption: Eleven graduates of “Capture Your Voice & Sing,” with Gary Ackerman, Membership Director (left) and Ted Chamberlain, Musical Director (right).