Annual Akron Derbytown Chorus show brings 'Harmony for All Seasons'

by April Helms Special Products Editor Published:

Spring, summer, fall and, yes, even winter will be celebrated in this year's annual Annual Derbytown Men's Chorus concert.

The Derbytown Men's Chorus presents Harmony for All Seasons, their 67th annual show, on April 26 at 7:30 p.m., and April 27 at 2 p.m. Both shows will be in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium.

The concert features the Derbytown Men's Chorus, directed by Scott Giles, in addition to two guest quartets: Forefront, the 2012 International Bronze Medalists, and Throwback, which placed seventh in the 201 International competition.

"We are going to have three or four songs for each season," said Bud Coats, the show chair. "We will start with spring."

Coats said this is also "the first time we have actually had a matinee."

Songs the Derbytown Men's Chorus will perform include "Over the Rainbow," "In the Good Old Summertime," "Sunrise, Sunset," "When I'm 64" and a medley of songs.

"There is more wholesome family entertainment than you can find anywhere else," said Mark Nedel of Kent, vice president of marketing for the chorus. "You can take your littlest kids, you can bring your grandma with you."

Immediately following the Saturday evening show, guests are invited to the "Afterglow" event. The "Afterglow" will feature food and more entertainment by the Chorus and their guest Quartets, It will be in the CFHS cafeteria, just down the hall from the auditorium. Afterglow tickets will be available presale (recommended) or at the door for $15.

Show tickets are available online from: http://www.derbytownchorus.org by credit card or through PayPal; by phone at 330-690-6158, or at the door. Reserved seating is $20, with groups of 10 or more at $15. Students are $5.

The Akron Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is a premier all men's a cappella singing group that sings a wide variety of music arranged in the barbershop style. They have been members of the Akron Community since 1945, and invite men of all ages, who love to sing, to join them for an "Open House" on April 29 at 7 p.m. at The Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N. Prospect St. in downtown Akron.

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