Cross Wise Goes Bass-Fishing
Yes, we truly are fishers of menï¿½
Cross Wise, a Denver-based barber-gospel quartet composed of current and former members of the Sound of the Rockies barbershop chorus, is saddened to announce the departure of our bottomless, boffo basso, Kevin Kaiser. Kevin is leaving Colorado to pursue a career in the culinary arts in Washington, D.C. We wish him all the best; he will truly be missed.
We have some big (and deep!) shoes to fill, but are looking forward to spreading gospel harmony with a new bass. Auditions will be held in the coming weeks, with the goal of filling the vacancy before January 1st. We are pretty laid-back guys, and have agreed not to be a competitive quartet; however we are serious about quality performance. Qualifications are as follows:
ï¿½ Ability to hit Eb below low C with aplomb
ï¿½ Quartetting experience is a plus
ï¿½ Sight-reading skills, or aptitude for harmonizing by ear
ï¿½ Strong work ethic
ï¿½ Comfortable performing in front of an audience
ï¿½ Coachability (check your ego at the door, please!)
ï¿½ Desire to have some serious fun!
Our repertoire features many well-known barbershop arrangements, such as ï¿½When I Lift Up My Headï¿½, ï¿½Goodbye, World, Goodbyeï¿½, and ï¿½No More Sorrowï¿½. We also have several original arrangements, including ï¿½The Jericho Roadï¿½, ï¿½Olï¿½ Brother Noahï¿½, and ï¿½Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Starï¿½. Okay, "Twinkle" isn't really a gospel song, but there is a child's prayer overlay in the final verse!
If you are interested in making some joyful noise with us, please contact Roger at rogero65@... to set up an audition date & time. Weï¿½ll provide sheet music and part-predominant midi or voice files of two repertoire songs of our choosing. We look forward to hearing from you!
In Godï¿½s Harmony,
Mark Palmer (T)
Scott Anderson (L)
Roger Olson (Br)