Many folks like chocolate. Flowers are definitely a plus. A reservation at a quiet restaurant is a nice touch. But if you want to make a lifelong impression, consider the gift of song.
St. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the time to order a Singing Valentine from a male barbershop quartet in Monmouth County.
The Chorus of the Atlantic, Red Bank Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society each year sends uniformed quartets throughout the region to serenade lovers in four-part harmony. The quartets have performed in homes, offices, restaurants, warehouses, schools, even a police academy. They will go anywhere to bring your message of love.
For only $60, your loved one will receive two love songs, a long-stem rose, and a memory to last a lifetime.
You can schedule a quartet visit for any one of five days: Tuesday, Feb 11th through Saturday, Feb 15th by calling Jon Greene at 732-583-1684.
The Chorus of the Atlantic, an all-male a cappella singing group, welcomes visitors to join us at rehearsals. We meet Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the Red Bank Middle School, Harding Road, Red Bank.
President Terry Schmalzreid (l) presents the Barbershopper of the Year Award to Bruce Hanson.
The members of the Red Bank Area Chapter held their holiday party on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the Ocean Township Senior Building. President Terry Schmalzreid announced the 2019 Barbershopper of the Year is our ever faithful treasurer and baritone section leader, Bruce Hanson. Congratulations on the award, Bruce, and thank you for all that you do for the good for the chorus.
The men enjoyed a meal of baked ziti, chicken marsala, salad, pizza and plenty of beverages. They also enjoyed sharing harmony in quartets at their tables. The chorus also enjoyed singing together for the final harmonies of the year as the men said their goodbyes and happy holidays until the new year.
PHOTO: Four of the students were in attendence for the graduation ceremony. Each man earned a certificate which proclaimed their ability to sing in harmony with others with all the rights and privileges to do the same.
We graduated 6 students tonight from our Ready Set Sing class. These men spent 5 weeks learning about breathe support, harmonizing and ensemble singing. Congratulations!
Part of our mission is to bring the gift of musical opportunities to our community. Recruitment in not our primary goal, but it is a collateral benefit. Thanks to the Ready Set Sing program, inspired by Nate Barrett, we have shared the course with dozens of men over the last few years during our fall and spring classes. We register only 10 men for each class. We find about a 30% do not complete the class for whatever reason. Usually life gets in the way. Each year, we review and tweak the program a little
The members of the Chorus of the Atlantic strolled the streets of Red Bank spreading good cheer and sharing holiday favorites on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
It was a joy to share the warm holiday feelings and great harmony with the shoppers in town. We popped in to several stores to sing for the patrons (and warm ourselves a little.)
It is always so much fun.