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  • William S. Gallagher
    Late last week, a lady from the Seattle, WA, area called Northbrook Chapter for (like a singing Valentine) a quartet to serenade her Dad who has been a Barber
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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      Late last week, a lady from the Seattle, WA, area called Northbrook
      Chapter for (like a singing Valentine) a quartet to serenade her Dad
      who has been a Barber in Evanston (first suburb N of Chicago) and was
      retiring after many years on Saturday. Northbrook is a little busy
      right now, but after a few telephone calls, it was arranged that two
      area Chapter Presidents, one Chapter VP, and one Chapter Coach sang in
      his shop Saturday in honor of his retirement. This morning she said
      "your singing for him was absolutely great! A real highlight and a day
      he'll always remember."
      Having a very active group of barbershop singers in the Chicago
      Metropolitan area along with ten active chapters including almost 600
      members is fun for all. We are also enjoying nurturing a potential new
      chapter in the heart of downtown.

      Bill Gallagher, wsg1@...
      A Chicago Area Barbershopper
    • The Wollin's
      ... snip ... Having been born and raised in Wisconsin, living there 26 1/2 years I was groomed to despise Illinois. Especially Chicago, due to the Bears. But
      Message 2 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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        --- "William S. Gallagher" <wsg1@...> wrote:
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        > Having a very active group of barbershop singers in the Chicago
        > Metropolitan area along with ten active chapters including almost 600
        > members is fun for all. We are also enjoying nurturing a potential
        > new
        > chapter in the heart of downtown.
        >
        > Bill Gallagher, wsg1@...
        > A Chicago Area Barbershopper

        Having been born and raised in Wisconsin, living there 26 1/2 years I
        was groomed to despise Illinois. Especially Chicago, due to the Bears.
        But after moving here to Naperville and living here for 7 months I see
        what a shame it was to have been raised that way. There are so many
        outstanding people here, especially BBS'ers. I was hoping that someone
        would make a great arguement for Chicago being the best BBS city.

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        Todd P Wollin Sr.
        Aurora Chapter Lead/Tenor
        Nameless Quartet Tenor
        Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

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      • Tim McEvilly
        Todd, Most Chicago area barbershoppers are too modest to make such a brash claim as being the *Best Barbershop City*. Just because the area has produced 6-7
        Message 3 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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          Todd,
          Most Chicago area barbershoppers are too modest to make such a brash claim as being the *Best Barbershop City*. Just because the area has produced 6-7 (I'm not sure how many won in the 1940's) SPEBSQSA International Champion Quartets, probably some SAI and HI champion quartets, the several-time SAI champion Melodeers chorus, Village Vocal Chords (HI chorus champ?), and a SPEBS chorus whose string of consec-tive silver medals will probably *never* be broken, is no reason to get too full of ourselves. Leave that to those less secure in their barbershophood.

          Your Aurora IL SPEBSQSA Chapter buddy,
          Tim McEvilly
          tmcevil@...

          >>> The Wollin's <wolleybear@...> 4/30/01 11:21 AM >>>
          --- "William S. Gallagher" <wsg1@...> wrote:
          snip
          > Having a very active group of barbershop singers in the Chicago
          > Metropolitan area along with ten active chapters including almost 600
          > members is fun for all. We are also enjoying nurturing a potential
          > new
          > chapter in the heart of downtown.
          >
          > Bill Gallagher, wsg1@...
          > A Chicago Area Barbershopper

          Having been born and raised in Wisconsin, living there 26 1/2 years I
          was groomed to despise Illinois. Especially Chicago, due to the Bears.
          But after moving here to Naperville and living here for 7 months I see
          what a shame it was to have been raised that way. There are so many
          outstanding people here, especially BBS'ers. I was hoping that someone
          would make a great arguement for Chicago being the best BBS city.

          =====
          Todd P Wollin Sr.
          Aurora Chapter Lead/Tenor
          Nameless Quartet Tenor
          Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

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        • Matt Swann
          Well, time for my two cents. I think there are two metro areas that have a lot of barbershop going on in them that haven t been mentioned. The San Francisco
          Message 4 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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            Well, time for my two cents.

            I think there are two metro areas that have a lot of barbershop going
            on in them that haven't been mentioned. The San Francisco bay area
            has three great Sweet Adeline choruses (Mission Valley, Bay Area
            Showcase, and Pacific Empire), and they have the Pot O' Gold chorus,
            the best small chorus west of the Mississippi (well, for now, Pacific
            sound is on the rise!) Numerous quartets have come from both of these
            chapters, and when Harmony Inc has spread it wings nationwide, they
            will have some good chapters over there too.

            Also, I think the Washington-Baltimore metroplex should be high on the
            list. It is home to the Alexandria Harmonizers, 4-time Intl.
            chorus Champs, and the Chorus of the Chesapeake (MY CHAPTER!!!),
            2-time Intl. chorus Champs. Also contained there is BSQ, 5-time
            medalist, Premiere, Hijinx, Casino, the Oriole Four (1970 Intl.
            Champs), Signature Sound (2000 SA Queens),Night Magic (SA 3rd place
            medalists), the Pride of Baltimore chorus (highest scoring small SA
            chorus in the world!!!), the Harbor City Music Company (headed for the
            top ten in Nashville!!!), the Dundalk Sweet Adelines (Intl. Silver and
            Bronze medalist), Vienna-Falls (SA Intl. Chorus champs), B&O
            connection (former medalist), the Regents (1974 Intl. Champs) and
            numerous great individuals, like Fred King, Janet Ashford, Scott
            Werner, Gary Plaag, Kevin King, Mike Gellert,Rick Taylor, Terry
            Reynolds, Walter Latzko, and the late Dean Snyder. We were even home
            to the first chapter to ever HOST and WIN an International contest,
            the Singing Capitals Chorus, who aceived that feat back in 1954 (we
            also have a LOT of history here.)

            Matt Swann
            Miami, FL & Dundalk, MD chapters
            Choral Studies at the University of Miami
            proud native of the beautiful city of Baltimore
          • Jack Martin
            Maybe the best Barbershop City is yet to come at the Nashville Convention? Looking pretty good to me!!!!! In Harmony Jack Martin
            Message 5 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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              Maybe the best Barbershop City is yet to come at the Nashville Convention?
              Looking pretty good to me!!!!!
              In Harmony
              Jack Martin
            • Bear in Oz
              There can be only one:) LA go ahead, start compiling the lists to Gold Medals that are hanging around Angel Town IF you have the time:) an ex
              Message 6 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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                There can be only one:)

                LA
                go ahead, start compiling the lists to Gold Medals that are hanging around
                "Angel Town" IF you have the time:)

                an ex Californian....bear

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                Coach
                Sydney Australia
                Sydney Harmony Chorus
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              • Douglas Harrington
                OK Folks, Now it s time to make an argument for Stockholm, Sweden. Men s side: Jambalaya - Several time SNoBS quartet champions; Current European Champions and
                Message 7 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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                  OK Folks,

                  Now it's time to make an argument for Stockholm, Sweden.

                  Men's side:

                  Jambalaya - Several time SNoBS quartet champions; Current European Champions
                  and going for a repeat in Glasgow this weekend; Have competed in the last 4
                  International contests and will make it 5 in a row in Nashville; 1st quartet
                  (that I know of) from outside of North America to join SPEBS and qualify for
                  International at a SPEBS' prelims; World famous for the "Jambalaya arm
                  spread". Truly a ground breaking foursome.

                  Old Spice - Several time SNoBS quartet champions and International
                  competitors.

                  Good Time Singers - The "Viking" quartet that won everyone's hearts in San
                  Antonio, 1988 with none other than the legendary Lars-Erik Bonnedahl singing
                  bass (Growing Girls' Anna's father and R�nninge Show Chorus' Britt-Hel�ne
                  Bonnedahl's husband).

                  The EntertainMen - The highest placing chorus ever from outside of North
                  America at the International contest (The Vikings in Salt Lake City,
                  1996.....9th place).

                  The Stockholm Chordmasters - The fabulous, Louisville Times-like small
                  chorus that has competed twice at International. Watch out for them in
                  Glasgow.

                  Ladies' side:

                  Growing Girls - 1989 Queens of Harmony. Need I say more.

                  All Time High - Several time Nordic champion quartet and top 20 at
                  International on more than one occasion.

                  Spice of Life - Several time Nordic champion quartet and competitor at
                  International.

                  Artistocats - Region 32 quartet champions (with Growing Girls' Malin and
                  Anna); Finished 17th at the Nashville International.

                  ReMix - Went to the Orlando International last Fall as a wild card quartet
                  and finished 15th, automatically qualifying them for Portland.

                  SALT - Current Region 32 champion quartet (with Growing Girls' baritone Anna
                  singing tenor); Finished 20th in Orlando.

                  R�nninge Show Chorus - World class chorus under the direction of
                  Britt-Hel�ne Bonnedahl; Finished as high as 2nd in New Orleans (even led
                  after the first round with Richtones in 2nd); This is the chorus Growing
                  Girls comes from.

                  Sunlight Chorus - Fabulous chorus having their breakthrough finishing 2nd at
                  the International contest in Atlanta a couple of years ago.

                  Stockholm City Chorus - Third ladies chorus from the Stockholm area that
                  will be dangerous at International soon; Directed by Anna Nyberg
                  (fantastically innovative and talented arranger...you'll find her name on
                  the back of Rumors'<Queens from Dallas> CD's.

                  Hope I didn't leave anyone important out. If so....sorry.

                  Whew!
                  Doug Harrington








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                  >Subject: RE: [bbshop] Best Barbershop City
                  >Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 18:02:11 -0400
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                  >Maybe the best Barbershop City is yet to come at the Nashville Convention?
                  >Looking pretty good to me!!!!!
                  >In Harmony
                  >Jack Martin
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