Backswing Quartet performing June 12 in Seaford

SEAFORD – The free 2nd Sunday Concert Series will feature the First State Harmonizer Chorus and the Backswing Quartet on June 12 at 2 p.m.

The concert, hosted by the Friends of the Seaford District Library, will be held in the Woodruff Room of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, located on N. Market Street, Seaford.

The main purpose of First State Harmonizers Chorus is to get out and sing for their community. They sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at annual competitions. They also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

In addition to sharing music with others, another great passion is learning more about the art of acapella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience.  In the spring of every year, First State Harmonizers Chorus participates in a Regional chorus competition.

The Backswing Quartet has been a registered quartet in the Barbershop Harmony Society several years. Three of the members have been in a quartet for the past 29 to 35 years. They perform at a variety of events and venues, including weddings, anniversary parties, singing valentines, birthdays, senior centers, service organizations, and funerals. They also visit local school music programs to introduce young singers to the Barbershop style of a cappella singing.

The quartet features Tom Herholdt, baritone; Mark Butala, bass; Dave Manwiller, lead; and Kevin Beard, tenor.

For more information, call the Library at 629-2524.


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