Southern Gentlemen Barbershoppers’ 25th Annual Show

Perhaps you’re a fan of the Southern Gentlemen or you just enjoy really good acappella harmony or you’re hoping to find a toe-tapping, thigh slapping fun filled evening designed for the whole family. If so, go mark your calendar for Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m.

The Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus … recognized for its “Singing Valentines” as well as its charitable support of many local civic groups, high school choral programs, churches and community wide events … is conducting its twenty-fifth annual show at Grover C. Field Middle School Performing Arts Center.

It also happens that the men and, as of this year, the women of the Chorus will be celebrating their twenty-sixth anniversary of the founding of the Chorus. What the audience can expect is a larger Chorus while providing a wonderful performance under the dynamic direction of Marla Grady.

Highlighting this year’s show is the return of “Boardwalk”, a championship quartet from Atlanta, GA. that regaled the audience several years ago with their zany performance. A Barbershop quartet with a twist, “Boardwalk” is an unconventional quartet by any standard. It is dedicated to creating energetic, comedic performances that fuse costumes from the roaring 20’s, 4-part harmony, and a unique selection of string instruments. They like to call this new genre of music “Barber-Folk”.

Tickets are available from Fuller Music, Bank of the Arts, Mitchell’s Hardware, The UPS Store and The Flagman at the Farmer’s Market as well as from members of the Chorus. Advance price … $16. At the door … $18. (tax included). For credit card orders, call 252-288-9132

Merci Clinic Donation

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Expressing the Community’s thanks, The Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus presented a check for $1000.00 to a meeting of MERCI Clinic’s Board of Directors.  MERCI’s Board President Cindy Burrows and Executive Director Beth Cooper accepted the check from Barbershoppers Randy Millar, Bill Rust, Dave Parker and John Daly.

MERCI Clinic is a nonprofit community clinic, staffed primarily by volunteers, which provides free health care services for adults of Craven, Pamlico and Jones Counties who are of limited income and without medical or dental insurance.

The Southern Gentlemen rehearse every Tuesday at the Cornerstone Assembly Church in James City at 7 p.m.  For more information, call 252-635-2961