HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM
THE DENVER MOUNTAINAIRES
Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday
and a healthy & prosperous New Year!
DENVER MOUNTAINAIRES WOW THE AUDIENCE WITH
“DISNEY & SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN”
By Ralph Paul
September 26, 2016
Last Saturday the Denver MountainAires Barbershop Chorus & Quartets held their fall concert at Arvada High School. In planning this show we wanted a theme that would be entertaining to an audience of all ages. With this in mind we chose Disney & Songs from the Silver Screen. As you know, Walt Disney and the enterprise he created have thrilled adults and children around the world for over three generations with cartoons, movies, music and theme parks, so this was the perfect theme for our show.
Directed by Chelsea Asmus, Jerry Hooper and Chris Kanapackis, the MountainAires entertained the audience with memorable songs from over 80 years of Disney. It was, indeed, a show for the whole family! And our special guests, the Golden Concert Choir, entertained the folks with some great music.
The show kicked off with the Denver MountainAires chorus singing Zip A Dee Doo Dah, followed by a song recognized around the world as the Disney theme, When You Wish Upon a Star. Afterward, three of the Denver MountainAires’ barbershop quartets entertained the folks. The Grace Notes captured the audience with Give a Little Whistle from the classic Disney movie Pinocchio.
Following the Grace Notes, Hit or Miss had the audience laughing until their sides hurt when they came out as four of the seven dwarfs to sing Heigh-Ho from the classic Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The quartets were followed by a first for the Denver MountainAires: Our brand new “Very Large Quartet” or VLQ debuted with Be Our Guest from the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, after which the UltraSonix entertained with the Theme from Beauty and the Beast and A Whole New World from the Disney movie Aladdin.
The full chorus, then, returned to sing You’ve Got a Friend In Me from the movie Toy Story, directed by Chris Kanapackis, which was then followed by the intermission.
During intermission members of the Denver MountainAires entertained the audience in the lobby with the harmony of classic barbershop songs.
During the second half of the show our special guests, the Golden Concert Choir, entertained with a host of great songs including an instrumental piano and saxophone duet.
The Denver MountainAires chorus then returned to sing a few more songs, one of which was Who’s Sorry Now, which was ably directed by Jerry Hooper. These were followed by the singing of ‘Til There Was You by Hit or Miss, River of No Return by the Grace Notes and Can You Feel the Love by the UltraSonix.
The show ended with the singing of God Bless America by a combined chorus of the Denver MountainAires and the Golden Concert Choir.
It was a great afternoon of family entertainment for our audience that was topped only by the enjoyment the Denver MountainAires experienced in performing our songs for them!
Scroll down to watch a video medley of songs from the show. Thanks to Al Klinger for providing it. To see more videos, click the Video Gallery tab at the top of any page on this site.
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SING BARBERSHOP?
We are looking for new members! You don’t have to know how to sing. All you need is a desire to sing barbershop. We’ll teach you the rest. Come to one of our meetings and see how you like it. We meet every Tuesday evening at 7:30 at the Edgewater Community Church and guests are always welcome.
For more information, contact Jon Dreger
MOUNTAINAIRES VIDEO SPOTLIGHT
“Disney & Songs from the Silver Screen” Medley
What Is Barbershop?