The following is a press release from the Silk City Chorus:
Manchester's Silk City Chorus is launching the celebration the Chapter's 50th Anniversary year (coinciding with the Barbershop Harmony Society's 75th Anniversary) at its 2013 Annual Show on Saturday, January 19th at Manchester High School with two performances (1:30 and 7:30 PM).
Manchester's Silk City Chorus' annual show has a consistent tradition of bringing together some of the greatest a cappella singing groups. Our annual show is well known as one of the consistently entertaining musical events in New England.
Are we bragging? Yes. Have we earned the right to do so? Yes again. First, the SCC annual show consistently attracts the premier Barbershop quartets in the world! As proof, this year's featured quartets--Ringmasters from Sweden and Masterpiece from Southern California are the First and Fourth Place medalists in the 2012 International Barbershop Quartet contest in Portland, Oregon. Ringmasters is the first ever Barbershop Harmony Society Gold Medalist from abroad. The performers in the two featured quartets have earned no fewer than 7 International Quartet contest Gold medals and countless Silver and Bronze medals between them.
Secondly, we can brag because of the caliber of talent that we feature on our show consistently attracts some of the largest audiences of any Barbershop chapters in New England. And finally, the host Silk City Chorus is among the most exciting performing choruses in the entire Northeast, having won the Yankee Division contest every year for the past eight years. We are confident that we will live up to our long-standing tradition of dazzling our audiences and bringing them back year after year.
When you attend this show, you will walk away in awe of our overall entertainment value. You will laugh hysterically, smile a lot, maybe cry a little, rock to the beat of some songs. And at the end you will cheer and beg for more. The "winner" of this all is you--our audiences. Every year's Silk City Chorus annual show is a virtual sell-out of nearly 1,100 seats per event.
All seating is available on a reserved basis and there is a discount for purchasing tickets in advance: Primary $28.00; Secondary $23.00; Adult $20.00, Senior or Student $17.00. Children age 7 or under are free. Advance purchase seating available at www.silkcitychorus.org/tickets and from any chorus member, by phone from our Box Office at 203.272.7360. All seating is $2.00 higher at the door on the performance date.