The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment and the Santa Fe Harmonizers will jointly present the 2017 Annual Barbershop Harmony Show in Los Alamos on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th 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 of the show 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 on November 11th.
The opening segment, titled “Dreams –Where All Things Begin”, takes a light-hearted look at our dreams and the subsequent travails on the road to fruition. 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).
The 2017 Invited Guest Quartet, “Southern Company” (SC) will highlight the second part of the show. SC is young multi-talented group from the Dallas and San Marcos areas of Texas in the Southwestern District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
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. In addition to singing with SC, he won a Southwestern District Championship with Clutch Quartet (2014), and he is the baritone of the 2017 BHS Youth Quartet Champion Flightline.
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 Los Alamos and Santa Fe barbershoppers for a modest $5 donation.
Please note that show times have been moved up to 7:00 PM from the traditional 7:30 PM start time. Admission is $15 and $5 for students. Tickets can be obtained from chorus members, CB Fox or at the door. For additional info and links please visit www.ladsofenchantment.org.