Gold Rush Inspires 50th Show For Northland Barbershop Chorus


It’s only fitting that gold is the theme for the Northland Barbershop Chorus’ 50th anniversary show , North to Alaska this Saturday, April 5th at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre.

The golden anniversary show, billed as an evening of music in Barbershop style with gold-rush era poetry of Robert W. Service starts with a performance of a sketch with local actors, Vernon Bailey and Harry Houston.

“I play a character who is having a dream, based on the poetry of Robert Service: Bard of the Yukon”, says Vernon Bailey.
Service, a Canadian poet wrote of characters and legends of the Yukon during the gold rush era where he worked at a bank. The poetry is set to music of the Northland Barbershop Chorus.

Bailey, better known for a local auctioneer is trying out his acting chops for a second time with the annual barbershop show. “Bob Shamus starts working on the music back in the fall and he’s really done an excellent job”, Bailey told SaultOnline

Special guests, 2010 International Quartet, Storm Front. with Lead Jim Clark, Tenor Jeff Selano, Baritone Darin Drown, and Bass Syd Libsack.

Showtime is 7:30 pm , tickets available at the Station Mall Box Office or at the door. Proceeds are donated to the
Speech-Language Pathology Unit of Sault Area Hospital (SAH).

The Northland Barbershop Chorus Sault Ste. Marie Chapter is one of 800 plus chapters in the Barbershop Harmony Society, a non-profit organization of approximately 25,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide.