Re: [bbshop] Zamboni Brothers
Thanks for the props, and I am glad you liked the show. I have heard nothing but great things from everyone involved. As luck would have it, work reared it's ugly head and I wasn't able to make the trek with z-brothers. Luckily, help is only a phone call away to another brother to fill-in...thanks, Clay.
I was really awe-struck to see the amount of work that the musical community of Huntsville, AL put into this. The production promoters really outdid themselves getting the word out to the public. You can bet if we are asked to return next year that we will be there.
Atlanta Vocal Project
----- Original Message -----
From: David K. Brennan
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 12:28 AM
Subject: [bbshop] Zamboni Brothers
I just returned home from a program here in Huntsville, AL called A
Festival of Sacred Christmas Music. Groups featured on the program
included college choirs, an ensemble from the community chorus, solos,
ukelele band, violin, harp, etc. One of the ensembles was Voices of Lee
who sang at our international convention.
The most musical and best received group, however, was the Zamboni
Brothers, the Dixie District Quartet Champion from a couple of years ago.
Lead Tim Reynolds of Riptide fame was flawless as usual and was
excellently accompanied by brother Allen Reynolds on tenor. Brian
Williams blended in with his warm, solid bass and regular baritone Brad
Hine was replaced for this performance by brother Clay of FRED and
director of Atlanta Vocal Project. Clay is one of the most talented men in
our Society. What a sound! and what a performance.
Their program included several traditional Christmas hymns as well as some
other medleys and songs.These charts had some truly beautiful arrangements
many of which I had not heard. This quartet's perfect harmony and crowd
appeal made them the hit of the festival.
As a 55 year barbershopper, I was so proud that they chose to bill
themselves as a Barbershop Quartet and members of the BHS.
Thanks Zamboni Brothers and I hope you will return next year. I hope to
see you at prelims in March, 2007.
Nashville, TN Chapter
Baritone: "Times Gone Bye" 2006 Dixie Senior Quartet Champ
Baritone: "South Winds" 1972 Dixie District Quartet Champ
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