Award-winning 2nd City Chorus holds annual show May 10 at Memorial Hall

Staff Report

The award-winning 2nd City Chorus will present its annual show, titled “Still Crazy After All These Years,” at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. This all-male, a cappella, barbershop chorus is becoming well known for the variety of songs in their repertoire.

As the program indicates, they are doing some classic Paul Simon hits along with other oldies, pop, barbershop, sacred, gospel, and a especially a comedy-parody “Zombie” set (you may die laughing!). Joining the show will be the chapter’s two quartets, “Second Opinion” and “Up North Four.”

This year’s very special guest quartet is “After Hours.” This talented group, based in central Illinois, started singing together in 2009. Since then, they have had the pleasure of performing in a variety of venues across the country. The Barbershop Harmony Society has recognized this quartet as Illinois District Collegiate champions in three competitions: Illinois District Quartet champions, International Collegiate Bronze Medalists, and they placed eighth in the world at the 2013 International Convention Quartet competition. The audience can expect a great performance from these guys.

The MC for this year’s show will be local personality Andy Gannon from Channel 23.

There will be a main show, followed by a more informal “Afterglow,” which includes additional performances — again featuring “After Hours,” along with hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks and cash bar.

Tickets for the entire night of entertainment are $25. These can be purchased from Chorus members or at the door. For ticket and other information, call Harold Heeren at (815) 988-1003 or Doug Phillips at (815) 713-1643.

From the May 7-13, 2014, issue

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