The Denver MountainAires Present
DISNEY & SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN
Saturday, September 24th, 2:00 p.m., Arvada High School
by Ralph Paul
July 30, 2016
Enjoy the timeless music from three generations of Disney with the Denver MountainAires Barbershop Chorus and Quartets, directed by Chelsea Asmus, Jerry Hooper and Chris Kanapackis! Our chorus and barbershop quartets will entertain you with memorable songs from the silver screen in a way you never heard them before: in good, old fashioned barbershop harmony. And you will be treated to the beautiful singing of our guest chorus, the Golden Concert Choir.
Come and enjoy the music that thrilled three generations and continues to thrill new ones. The music of Disney has enriched the imagination and stolen the hearts of millions of children and adults alike around the world and continues to bring back wonderful memories of childhood fantasies.
Don’t miss this entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. So bring Grandma, Grandpa and all the kids to this happy event!
General admission is $15 at the door, but you can save $5 and pay only $10 by purchasing your tickets in advance, below. In addition, we have special advance discounts for seniors, students and children. And, for the first time, we have a family pass that admits Mom & Dad and all the kids for just $25. You won’t find a better deal for an afternoon of family entertainment anywhere! Click the following link to purchase your tickets now:
Denver MountainAires Celebrating 40 Years of Bringing Barbershop Harmony to the Denver Metro Area
by Mary Dreger*
Published in the Denver Post on July 19, 2016 and in this website with permission of the author.
The humming and hilarity bubbling out of the Edgewater Community Church on Tuesday nights signals meeting night for the Denver MountainAires, a local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. This men’s a cappella group has been singing barbershop for forty years both as a chorus of 40 men and in quartets, for the fun and friendship of it all.
Incorporated in Colorado as a nonprofit chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. Inc) in January, 1976, the group has been joyfully pursuing its mission to keep America singing ever since. The Denver MounainAires Chapter was formed as an alternative to existing, highly competitive groups that, in the founders’ minds, had forgotten about fun and fellowship. Two of the Founders, Jerry Hooper and Steve Jackson continue active involvement to this day.
With core values of singing, fun, friendship, and service, the group, numbering about 40 members, meets weekly to learn both old and new songs. While traditional oldies remain, it’s not the 30’s anymore and repertoire includes new material uniquely arranged in four-part harmony delighting audiences both young and old. The Fall Show on September 24, at Arvada High School features silver screen Disney hits.
The MountainAires can also be heard at Performance Park in Estes Park as well as at the historic Chatauqua Auditorium for the Barbershop Festival on August 20. They also host the annual Denver Youth in Harmony camp for kids, sponsor a youth quartet competition, and sing at numerous charitable events. You may even have received a singing Valentine from the group!
If you sing along to the car radio, or find yourself harmonizing to Take Me Out to Ball Game at Coors Field you belong here! The MountainAires invite you to come, see what we do, and sing along. New members are always welcome, no experience necessary. You can learn what you don’t know in a fun, relaxed, environment. And afterwards, join us at the local watering hole and keep the whole room singing!
For more information on performances and memberships visit our website: mountainaires.org or call Jon Dreger 626-755-6242.
* Webmaster’s note: Mary Dreger is the wife of the Denver MountainAires’ president, Jon Dreger. My sincere thanks to Mary for providing publicity to our chorus with the publishing of this article in the Denver Post and for permitting me to post it in our website.
Contact John (Murph) Murphy
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 GALLERY
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Denver Mountainaires Holiday Harmony 2015 Show
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