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Concert by The Dorset “Barbecue” Quartet
Sunday, September 1, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill presents The Dorset “Barbecue” Quartet performing barbershop harmonies and more recent songs including hits by the Beatles, on Sunday, September 1st, 2019, beginning at 4:00 pm. The concert will be held at 145 East Main Street in Poultney, VT. For more information call (802) 325-2603 or visit the SVA website at www.stonevalleyarts.org.
About the Dorset Barbecue Quartet
The Dorset Barbecue Quartet formed in January 2015 in response to a challenge to help raise money for a toilet to be installed in the Congregational Church in Peru, VT. They were putting on a show, and they were looking for acts. The Dorset Church choir was participating en masse. The four members of the BBQ quartet all sing in the Dorset Church choir, and we all like the sound of barbershop harmonies. So we decided to see if a different sound would be accepted by the standing-room-only crowd. We feared facing jeers and ridicule. So to minimize our exposure, we prepared two songs. We weren’t jeered and ridiculed, and some of us even liked the positive feedback we received. Since then, we have memorized those two original songs, and have added 16 more. We have worked under 2 different directors, and now we have memorized the lyrics as well as the music. The Quartet, which aspires to the level of excellence of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, is composed of Richard Grip (Lead), David Chandler (Tenor), Henry Chandler (Baritone), and Roger Squire (Bass). Originally singing only classic barbershop quartet tunes, we have expanded our repertoire beyond the 19th century and early 20th century. We now sing a number of tunes that were classics in the late 20th century as well, including hits from the Beatles. We hope you enjoy the sounds and ambiance of these wonderful melodies from the bygone era, and from the not so distant past.
About Stone Valley Arts
Stone Valley Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit community arts organization which began in 2013 as a response to community needs identified by the Poultney 2020 revitalization movement. The purpose of Stone Valley Arts is to provide classes, workshops, presentations, and events in the visual, performing and literary arts for all ages and levels of experience. Our goal is to enrich the quality of life in the region by integrating the arts into the fabric of the community.
SVA is located in an old stone church, built in 1822, across from Poultney High School, at 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT. The 2019 season includes visual art shows, literary events, music concerts, dance performances, theatre, workshops, guest speakers, and classes in dance, drawing, music, scriptwriting, yoga, and tia chi. A new series of free Friday nights includes monthly Jazz Cafes, Swing Dance Nights, Family Art Evenings, and Literary/Poetry/Story Telling Open Mics.
Featured Photo courtesy of Roger Spire