On the weekend of June 4-6, was held the Barbershop Harmony Society, Mid-Atlantic District, Northern Division Chorus and Quartet Competition. The event was at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ.
The Chorus of the Atlantic, under the direction of Craig Page, competed and won a 10th place finish with an average score of 60.9%. Our own Matinee Idles, under the direction of John Huetz, performed before the judges at the Northern Division contest for evaluation. They did a marvelous job and gained some valuable pointers at the individualized evaluation sessions held by the three category judges.
The chorus strongly supports and encourages quartet singing. One of our chapter quartets, Reprise, recently toured some of the local Open Mic Nights around Monmouth County. Here they are singing, "Caroline" and "Yona from Arizona" at Ron's West End Pub in Long Branch.
Yona from Arizona
Surprise Your Honey with a Singing Valentine
Join us every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 10:00 PM at the Red Bank Middle School. We learn new music, sing the old songs and share the camaraderie of our brothers.
The Chorus enjoyed sharing holiday cheer with the patients of the Riverview Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
The board of directors of the Red Bank Area Chapter have selected Riverview as one of our outreach partners in Red Bank.
Patient stays in the rehabilitation unit vary based on the needs of the patient, however, typical stays are about 6 weeks.
During 2016, the chorus will return to the rehab unit every 6 weeks to perform for the new patients.
An article about our visit Sunday, December 20, 2015 is available here from the Atlantic Highlands Herald.