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* THURSDAY 9/14/2006
ALADDIN THEATER - Portland, OR
Tix: (503) 233-1994 http://www.aladdin-theater.com
This date was rescheduled from March 2006... The
Bobs were last in Portland at the Bones and Brew
Festival in 2004. Rose City residents, come to the
Aladdin (site of many Bobs holiday season shows in
the past)! Rub your ticket and perhaps Janie Bob
(currently a citizen of your fair city) shall appear!
Bob Malone (http://www.bobmalone.com),
the honky-tonk wunder-pianist who guests on the
RHAPSODY IN BOB album, opens the show.
* FRIDAY 9/15/2006
LEFTY'S - Salem, OR
Tix: (503) 371-3855 http://www.leftyspizzeria.com
Certain bandmembers with East Coast roots claim
that the pizza at this amazing, intimate venue
rivals that of New York. You be the judge. Come
on up, Eugenians!
* SATURDAY 9/16/2006
CENTERSTAGE World Music Dinner Concerts - Spokane, WA
tix: (509) 747-8243 www.spokanecenterstage.com
What more is there to say except...The Bobs
return to Spokane! Do they have a 12-year migratory
pattern? What has Eastern Washington been doing
without them? And why don't you enjoy dinner here
before the show?
* SUNDAY 9/17/2006
TRIPLE DOOR - Seattle, WA
tix: (206) 838-4333 www.tripledoor.com
THIS SHOW IS A BENEFIT!!
Join The Bobs at their new Seattle home - with special guests Bob
Malone (pianist from the RHAPSODY IN BOB album) and KICKSHAW (Dan Bob's
former Seattle groove gig).
The Triple Door show will be a benefit - a generous
portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Dan Bob and his
wife to help them supplement payment of the bills incurred when Dan
was sidelined with a voraciously aggressive form of pneumonia last
spring. Ah, health care.
If you cannot attend the Seattle show but
would like to make a donation to Dan Bob's Medical
Fund, you may do so through PayPal. (www.paypal.com) The email
address to which you are sending the donation is "orders@..." -
please write that it is a Dan Bob donation!
Brynne Bob Whitney
Varsity Vocals is once again looking for individuals to serve as judges
to both high school and college groups at various ICHSA & ICCA
(International Championships of High School and College A Cappella)
shows throughout the country. Although most competing groups sing
contemporary a cappella music, all styles have been performed on our
stages. Ideal candidates will have experience singing and/or teaching
multiple styles of a cappella music and are able to provide
constructive feedback in writing during the performance. For more
information and to apply, please visit:
So you think you can sing? Well, join a chorus
Everyone owns one musical instrument, and it travels around with you.
It's your voice.
It comes free of charge, and you're born knowing how to use it (just
ask the parents of any newborn). It is so distinctively yours that a
recording of it can be used as legal evidence, just like your fingerprint.
No wonder singing is the No. 1 form of arts participation according to
a 2003 Chorus America survey, which also found that an estimated 28.5
million Americans regularly performed in one of America's
approximately 250,000 choruses. Empirical evidence suggests those
numbers continue to rise.
Why do people love to sing? According to the veteran choral conductor
Weston Noble, it's because this is the only art form that unites two
important avenues of artistic communication: music and words.
"Choral music is literally life-changing," Noble said in an interview
last year. "When you add a text to use as a medium for the
interpretation of music, you go beyond the realm of language and into
Here, in the greater Seattle area, the wealth of choruses of all kinds
points to the fact that "this is a big choral town," according to the
Seattle Pro Musica's Karen P. Thomas. Thomas, whose highly successful
chorus recently became one of only seven nationwide to receive an
American masterpieces grant to host a major choral festival next June
(plus several outreach concerts and educational events). The festival
will bring in choirs from around the Northwest, plus such major
figures as Dale Warland and Morten Lauridsen.
"It's human nature to communicate verbally," says Thomas, who also
points to the egalitarian nature of singing: "It embraces everyone."
And choral singing fulfills a number of other roles. Choruses advance
social goals, such as the quest for peace and tolerance. Church and
other religious choirs express and further a religious mission. Ethnic
choirs are an important avenue of cultural transmission and
celebration. And all choirs expose their singers to other languages,
eras and cultures through their choice of music.
And you're never too old. The esteemed Seattle voice teacher Roberta
Manion, now living in a retirement community, leads an informal chorus
whose oldest member is 105: "The love of singing lasts a lifetime,"
Some choruses are full of highly skilled professional singers and
music teachers who must pass rigorous auditions; others accept anyone
who shows up and wants to sing, and many others fall somewhere in between.
Below, you'll find an adult-choral compilation that is fairly
inclusive (the huge array of children's choirs is another subject).
Many choruses require annual dues. The fall season is a good time to
Bellevue Chamber Chorus, an Eastside chorus of 30-40, is directed by
Fredrick Lokken; membership requires a 10-minute audition
Cantare Vocal Ensemble, an auditioned 40-member chorus, specializes in
performing lesser-known choral works along with popular repertoire.
Artistic director Mark Adrian is seeking sopranos and basses.
(http://www.nwassociatedarts .org/cantare/, 206-246-6040).
Cascadian Chorale, founded in 1964 and led by Philip Tschopp, is an
auditioned Eastside chorus with a chamber subgroup, the Cascadian
Singers. (206-286-6028, www.cascadianchorale.org).
Choir of the Sound, a 100-voice chorus founded in 1977 and affiliated
with Shoreline Community College, is led by Judy Filibeck in
performances that often feature staging, lighting and choreography.
Choral Arts, a very select 30-voice professional choral ensemble
founded by Richard Sparks, is now auditioning top candidates for a new
artistic director. (www.choral-arts.org).
Choral Sounds Northwest, an 80-voice chorus in Burien, performs with
choreography, sets and costumes. Interim director Dave Spring welcomes
new singers via audition, no experience necessary
City Cantabile Choir, founded in 1981 by artistic director Fred West,
is an auditioned chorus that performs music of many cultures and
styles, from jazz to African and Celtic works
The Esoterics, the award-winning 36-voice auditioned
professional-quality chorus devoted to new repertoire, is a "project"
chorus; not all members sing all 20 annual concerts. Eric Banks is the
founding director (www.theesoterics.org).
Issaquah Chorale, founded in 1991, is a 50-member auditioned chorus
led by Linda Gingrich, has a season that includes annual visits to
Benaroya Hall; www.issaquahchorale.org.
Issaquah Singers, now in its 30th year, performs lighter repertoire;
the 30-50 voice chorus is led by Dorothy Hay, and no auditions are
required (www.issaquahsingers.com, 425-837-9662).
Kirkland Choral Society, led by Glenn Gregg, is in its 18th season; 70
members make it the Eastside's largest chorus. To audition:
Lake Washington Singers, a 30-voice non-audition, secular women's
chorus, sings pop/classics and show tunes, with piano, bass and
percussion. They're looking for altos (425-458-4521,
Medieval Women's Choir, 60-voice non-auditioned chorus devoted to
medieval music, is directed by eminent scholar Margriet Tindemans;
Music Center of the Northwest has several community choruses,
including the Daylight Singers (for 55+, led by Adam Burdick), Women's
Chorale (open to all women, led by Erin Walker); there's an annual
Sing/Play the "Messiah" event, (206-526-8443, www.mcnw.org).
Northwest Chamber Chorus, led by Mark Kloepper in its 39th season, is
an auditioned 40-voice mixed ensemble of high quality (206-523-1196;
Northwest Chorale, a 60-voice North Seattle-based chorus with a
mission — to feed the poor — gives free concerts with donations
requested for food banks. Informal auditions (www.nwchorale.org).
Northwest Repertory Singers, an auditioned five-year-old Tacoma
chorus, is led by director Paul Schultz (ps72638@...;
Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle is one of several Norwegian choruses
in Everett, Tacoma and other sites around the country. The Seattle NMC
is looking for new members; you don't have to speak Norse. Director:
Alf Knudsen, alfknudsen@... or WstrVi king@....
Opus 7, a professional 24-voice choral group founded in 1992 by Loren
Ponten, focuses on 19th-21st century works and is resident at St.
James Cathedral (206-782-2899, www.opus7.org).
Oratorio Northwest, a new auditioned Eastside community chorus led by
Robert Bigley, performs major sacred works (e.g. "Messiah") with
Phinney Neighborhood Cho-
rus, a friendly amateur mixed chorus led by Maggie McClellan, sings
community music from around the world (www.phinneychorus.org).
Rain City Women's Chorus, a non-auditioned Wedgwood-area 24-year-old
choir promising "fun and friendship" as well as quality music, is led
by Jo-Ann Christen (206-282-5471).
Rainier Chorale, based in Kent with 75 voices, is a community chorus
with "low-key" auditions (tenors/basses especially needed); Ron Bayer
directs. (www.rainierchorale.org, 206-835-8888).
Sacred Music Chorale, a 50-voice auditioned Christian chorus founded
in 1999, is directed by Brad Klostreich. To audition, call
206-783-7108 or e-mail jostrow@... (www.sacredmusicchorale.org).
Seattle Bach Choir, founded in 1984, is a 32-member auditioned chorus
that focuses on the Baroque but also performs other composers. Gregory
Vancil is the director; 206-324-4828, www.seattlebachchoir.org.
Seattle Chamber Singers, a 55-voice auditioned professional-level
chorus founded by George Shangrow, is affiliated with Orchestra
Seattle in repertoire ranging from Bach to world premieres. More
basses are sought, but there are opportunities in all categories
Seattle Choral Company, led since 1982 by founding director Fred
Coleman, is a large auditioned chorus of high standard that performs a
major choral/orchestral repertoire, as well as collaborations with
Pacific Northwest Ballet (www.seattlechoralcompany.org, 206-365-8765).
Seattle Labor Chorus, a 50-member group, is dedicated to the labor,
social justice and peace movements. Contact phone: 206-841-4650.
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus is now in its 17th season, with Scott
Farrell directing the approximately 85 singers in a wide range of
concert activity that "celebrates and affirms all genders and
sexualities." Auditions are "brief and low-stress." (www.slgc.org,
Seattle Men's Chorus, with 273 members, is the largest community
chorus in North America and the world's largest gay men's chorus.
Under director Dennis Coleman, the SMC has a national reputation for
excellence. 206-323-0750, www.flyinghouse.org.
Seattle Peace Chorus, formed in 1983 to promote peace, is led by Fred
West and is currently seeking tenors and basses (prosperall@...,
Seattle Pro Musica, internationally respected for its recordings and
concerts under the leadership of Karen P. Thomas, is a chorus of about
60 members of professional caliber (206-781-2766,
Seattle Symphony Chorale, founded in 1953, is an auditioned chorus of
high standard affiliated with the Seattle Symphony; the chorale's
director is George Fiore (206-215-4728,
Seattle Welsh Choir, also called "Côr Cymraeg," was founded in 1982
and is a mixed choir (SATB) that sings traditional and contemporary
music in the Welsh language. (www.scn.org/people/welsh/corcymrg.html).
Seattle Women's Chorus, the new 150-member sister group of the Seattle
Men's Chorus, is also led by Dennis Coleman and is rapidly developing
a reputation for excellence (www.flyinghouse.org/swc).
Seattle Glee Clubs, an umbrella group with several different choruses
for non-auditioned singers, offers many opportunities for singers
(206-260-7393, www.seattlegleeclubs.org, or email
Seirm (Scottish Gaelic Choir), an award-winning 18-member mixed chorus
open to all (it's not necessary to speak Gaelic), and directed by
Seumas Gagne, was founded in 1996 and now performs staged music dramas
with instrumentalists. (www.slighe.com, 206-297-8398).
Sno-King Community Chorale, based at Edmonds Community College, is led
by veteran Frank DiMiero in music from pops to classical, and is open
to all. (425-778-0573, 2006@..., www.sno-kingchorale.org).
Svea Male Chorus, a venerable 101-year-old institution formed to
preserve Swedish music, performs regularly at the Swedish Cultural
Center and other venues (sveachorus@..., 206-909-8723). You
don't have to speak Swedish or audition.
Swedish Women's Chorus, Svea Male Chorus' 55-year-old sister group, is
led by Florence Mesler; (lutequist@..., 206-283-1090). No
Swedish or audition necessary.
Total Experience Gospel Choir, founded by Patrinell Wright in 1973 as
a gospel music class in Franklin High School, now is an award-winning
African-American-oriented chorus known worldwide.
altonharu@..., 206-322-7904, www.totalexperience.org.
Tudor Choir, a professional ensemble with 12 core members and director
Doug Fullington, performs mostly Renaissance polyphony but also early
American and contemporary (www.tudorchoir.org, 206-323-9415).
Hi, this might be a long shot but I am interested in performing ethnic
a cappella. I have heard some cool stuff done with two female voices
in the Celtic and Nordic traditions - harmonies that send tingles up
your spine. Need another female voice that can harmonize by ear to do
this. Also to do Appalachian spirituals, and mid-eastern flavor pieces
(I am in a dance troupe), possibly with some simple percussion
instruments thrown in. Obviously this is not barbershop style. If
anyone has any info please send it my way. Or maybe this is not the
group I should be asking. If so I apologize.
Hello, fellow acappellaheads!
I'm Ramsay "RC" Cowlishaw, former member of Portland Oregon's very
own "Rainy Knights"- and I've recently moved away to the little
mountain town of La Grande Oregon- home to Eastern Oregon
University, and its radio station KEOL-FM.
Join me every Sunday afternoon from Noon-3pm (PST) for "Naked
Noise", a show dedicated to vocal harmony in all its forms. Each
week I'll be playing a variety of music from a cappella, gospel,
vocal jazz, doo-wop and world music: if there's harmony involved,
you may get to hear it! I'll also have a spotlight feature in the
middle of my show focusing on either a theme or a specific artist!
I know that most of you don't have a radio NEAR powerful enough to
pick up our signal, but don't despair! My show is STREAMING over the
world wide web via this site:
You can feel free to call in requests at (541)962-3333 or simply
send me an email at therainyknights@...
Hey groups! If I don't have your CD, send one off to me- I'd be more
than happy to play it and share- perhaps I'll even do a phone
interview! Our playlists are logged with CMJ and other music
services, so your names get out there!
I'll try my best to get playlists copied, so if you wish to have
copies of my playlist, send me an email.
Next week (October 29): My 2:00 focus will be on scary/Hallowe'en-
I'd love to become part of, or start, a small to medium sized acappella
group. I'm especially interested in doing improvisation and/or
creating arrangements based on improvisation--music with jazz,
worldbeat, R&B, and/or doo wop influences. In another mode, I'd enjoy
creating ambient, spiritually uplifting, new age type vocal music.
I'm a talented and skilled vocalist, bass-baritone, with a background
that includes jazz, rock, musical theater, and classical music. I've
sung in one vocal improv group, plus jazz, gospel, world music choirs,
and musical theater vocal ensembles.
Please contact me, Andrew
I'm looking to join a group of casual (to moderately serious) singers
in the Corvallis area. So far I've found a local barbershop ensemble
but am looking for something a bit smaller. I figured being a college
town there might be something already formed or at least some interest
in putting one together.
My range is baritone / lead and would love to hear from other folks
who might be interested.
Help... I'm looking for judges to serve at the International
Competition of Collegiate A cappella show in Eugene on Saturday,
January 27th at 7pm.
All singing style welcome...
Anyone with experience singing and/or teaching multiple styles of a
cappella music is greatly appreciated.
For more information and to apply, please visit:
or e-mail me directly: west@...
ICCA West Producer
Three Men and a Tenor
Performing on Nov. 29th
SEATTLE "ARTIST OF THE YEAR" (2001) & CURRENT L.A. "VOCAL GROUP OF THE
YEAR" M-PACT RETURNS FOR SPECIAL HOLIDAY CONCERTS
Originating in the Pacific NW and now hailed as "One of the best
pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by the SF Chronicle and NBC's The
Today Show, pop-jazz a cappella sensation, m-pact, returns from Korea,
Singapore, and Indonesia to give two special holiday concerts on
December 6 & 7 at the Triple Door, Seattle.
Founded by UW music grads in 1996, m-pact was crowned Artist of the
Year at the 2001 SAMIE Awards – the PNW's annual contemporary pop
music competition, and has received countless honors, including
Billboard's "Best Unsigned Band", Grand Champions of the National
Harmony Sweepstakes, and most recently, "Vocal Group of the Year"
(2005 LA Music Awards) . Each of m-pact's five original CD's have also
received rave reviews and awards, including a much coveted Indie
nomination (the "Independent Grammy").
Touring fine arts halls and jazz festivals across four continents,
m-pact has opened for or played with pop superstars such as Sheryl
Crow, Boyz II Men, Kenny Loggins, and Bobby McFerrin, as well as with
jazz legends from Ray Charles and Natalie Cole to Kenny G and the
Woody Herman Orchestra.
Info on m-pact's Homecoming Holiday Concerts:
Venue location: The Triple Door – 216 Union St, Seattle
Date & Time: Weds/Thurs December 6 & 7 @ 7:30 pm
Further info at:-
Calling all Lovers of Harmony,
The Coats will be performing at Benaroya Hall in Seattle Washington on
December 14(7:30pm), 15(7:30pm), and 16th(2:00pm). Tickets are
available at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information go to
Hello to all a cappella groups! This is a reminder that the PNW Harmony
Cappella Festival is coming on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Washington Center
Performing Arts in Olympia, WA.
It's time to get your applications in so you can compete!
To apply, visit Masterworks Choral Ensemble's (MCE) website at the URL sown
download the application form. MCE has presented Harmony Sweepstakes since 1996.
Or you can just download the PDF file from this link:
If you are visiting the national Harmony Sweepstakes web site, be sure to visit
the NW application materials. This will speed up your application.
The deadline for applying for the NW Harmony Sweepstakes is February 2, 2007.
Thanks! Gary Witley, Director, NW Harmony Sweepstakes
This year, each West ICCA shows will feature a guest group in addition
to the host group for the show.
* January 20th - UC Santa Barbara - The Brown Derbies
* January 27th - University of Oregon - Eugene - TongueTied A Cappella
* February 3rd - UC Berkeley - The Richter Scales
* February 10th - USC - m-pact
** Semifinals March 10th - Marin Center (Bay Area) - Hookslide
A HUGE THANK YOU to to these groups for volunteering their time to
share their gift of music with us. For more information on the shows
go to: http://www.varsityvocals.com/icca/events.shtml
THE BOBS' AFTER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW
Strikingly similar to THE BOBS' HOLIDAY SHOW, but... later
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 and SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2006 7PM
THE TRIPLE DOOR, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA
Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python.
Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin.
J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix.
Grammy-nominated vocal acrobats (and certifiable nutjobs) THE BOBS
return to perform what has become a Seattle tradition - their AFTER
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SHOW at the Triple Door. Celebrating their 25th
Anniversary of skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and
clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music, The
Bobs have brought their trademark wit and musical malfeasance to
venues ranging from Lincoln Center to Los Angeles' Universal
Amphitheater to Berlin's Passionkirche. They recently appeared as
special guests in Judith Owen & Harry Shearer's Holiday Singalong at
the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
Together since 1981, the original "band without instruments" has
released 13 albums and several concert DVDs including the recent
RHAPSODY IN BOB, which truly showcases The Bobs' trademark audacity in
vocal arranging. The last cut, Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" features
The Bobs as a Vocal Orchestra, accompanied by guest pianist Bob
Malone. A documentary about the group, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE: 25
YEARS OF THE BOBS, is slated for release and festival appearances in 2007.
In Seattle, The Bobs will perform selections from their 1997 holiday
release, Too Many Santas (Rounder Records) as well as new material
from an upcoming CD. Local musical guests will be sprinkled
throughout the shows.
The Bobs' endurance is trumped only by their unrivaled creativity as
they continue to infect audiences with their humor and musicality. To
quote a recent review, "At an age when most surviving pop groups grind
out a living with warmed over retreads of greatest hits, the Bobs
still shine, breaking new ground each time they tunnel out of the
sanitorium. The twin keys to the group's creative safe deposit box
are unflagging dedication to vocal excellence and utter disregard for
everything else. The Capitol Steps are occasionally as funny, and the
Roches and the Mockingbirds sometimes achieve similar a capella
The Bobs at The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle. Tix
206-838-4333. $22/$20. www.tripledoor.com
For more information on THE BOBS, visit www.bobs.com
This is reminder to get off the couch and apply for the NW Regional Harmony
Sweepstakes A Capella Festival being held in Olympia, Washington on Saturday,
10th, 2007, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
The 2006 NW winners, Tongue-Tied A Cappella (a terrific group!) will host and
awesome set of tunes while the judges are deliberating.
The DEADLINE for applications to this year's event is soon (Feb. 2nd!!!!). Most
notoriously late in getting applications in. With the earlier than usual March
date, it is
imperative that we receive your applications as soon as possible. Don't miss out
chance to win the NW Harmony Sweepstakes just because you forgot to apply!
I know there are lots of great a cappella groups our there just waiting to
perform in a
wonderful venue that is well produced!
To help you along, I've included the URL to our website so you can download the
If your group can't compete this year due to scheduling, etc. please forward
this info on to
other great groups that you now.
One rule change: John Neal, the National Director of Harmony Sweepstakes, has
the upper limit from 7 to 8 voices! So groups with from 3 to 8 voices may apply!
Please contact me if you have any questions!
Co-Director, NW Harmony Sweepstakes
The Feb. 2nd deadline for applications to the NW Regiional Harmony Sweepstakes A
Festival (Sat. March 10, 2007) is fast approaching! Have you applied? Last
year's event was
one of the best ever. Don't miss out on this great venue to showcase your group!
Use this link to download the application: http://www.mce.org/
Scroll down beneath the photo of Tongue-Tied A Cappella (the host group) and
you'll see the
download link for the application.
PS: Anyone wondering why we have the deadline a month prior to the show? Here's
takes a lot of time to gather all the photos, contact info, group bios, etc. to
give to our
graphic designer so it call be "massaged" into the printed program and the print
So apply now to sing for a full house (1,000 people) of rabid acappella fans in
Hello a cappella fans! The applications are in, the deadline has passed and I'm
announce the groups selected to compete at the 2007 NW A Cappella Festival.
Here is the line-up of competing groups (in alphabetical not performance order):
Host group: 2006 NW Regional Champs - Tongue-Tied A Cappella
This event takes place at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Washington
for the Performing Arts in Olympia, Washington.
Congrats to all the groups and good luck at the competition!
Here are some useful links:
Masterworks Choral Ensemble:http://www.mce.org/
Primarily A Cappella: http://www.singers.com/
Washington Center for the Performing Arts: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/
BlueStreet Jazz Voices in concert with special guest, saxophonist Jim Cutler
Directed by Ken Wilson and Andy Carr
March 3rd, 7:30, West Seattle H.S. Performing Arts Theater, tickets are 15.00/12.00 and can be purchased at www.bluestreetvoices.com
The 20 voices and band of BlueStreet Jazz Voices Presents their winter concert: With a Song in My Heart. With songs from Basie to the Beatles and Paul Simon, BlueStreet presents an eclectic show featuring contemporary vocal arrangements of jazz standards and contemporary artists. Please join us for an evening of jazz that will be is sure to please all jazz lovers.
BlueStreet Jazz Voices is a high-level, community based, non-profit, 20-voice vocal jazz ensemble. For more information, please visit www.bluestreetvoices.com.
Look for us at The Triple Door on May 15th.
BlueStreet Jazz Voices is also looking for lead (1st) sopranos. Please contact bluestreetjazz@... if interested. See the website for audition requirments
Check it out!
Brought to you by the Contemporary A Cappella Society - casa.org
Music from Cadence, Duwende, House Jacks, and more!
Also be sure to check out the A Cappella Originals blog at casa.org
To have _your_ original a cappella music included in the podcast,
please email podcast at casa.org, or call 415-358-8067
The Bobs are finishing up their new,
all-original CD up in Seattle the week of
these shows... should be another instant
classic! Rumor has it you can expect
unexpectedly moving tales of obsession,
inspiration, frustration, danger, pants,
cellphones and, of course, cows. And
remember, ALL Bobs songs are love songs.
And the DVD is in post-production, so
expect that even sooner.
* WED 3/21, THURS 3/22 & SAT 3/24/07 - SEATTLE, WA
THE 4th ANNUAL MOISTURE FESTIVAL
HALE'S BREWERY (a.k.a. Hale's Palladium)
4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle (Fremont/Ballard)
The Bobs return to the Northwest for
Seattle's newest annual festival. "The
Moisture Festival was created in 2003 to present the
best in Comedy/Varieté and to bring the artists
involved in this exhilarating form of theater
together to celebrate in springtime." Yep, The Bobs'll
do. Come on out and see this unique
combination of artists from all over the world.
Please note that The Bobs' role changes at each show.
THURSDAY 3/22 - 7:30pm - The Bobs host Comedy Music night
WEDNESDAY 3/21 and SATURDAY 3/24 - The
Bobs will perform as part of a bigger lineup of variete
acts. Two shows on Saturday - 7:30 and
PLEASE CHECK THE SCHEDULE for more information and for tickets here at Brown
Paper Tickets. Kids are welcome to attend these shows, and some get in for half price.
Click here for more information on the Festival
* SUN 3/25/07 - PORTLAND, OR
3939 N Mississippi
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A 7PM SHOW!
Why yes, it's a recording studio AND a concert
venue! This intimate setting is the perfect
place to see The Bobs.
Click here for more information...
HEY, MUSIC EDUCATORS! Send me an e-mail if you are interested in having The Bobs
come to your school for an educational vocal workshop or master class!
Brynne Bob Whitney, Assistant Bob
900+ a cappella fans cheered as Realtime took the the 1st place prize at the
2007 NW Harmony Sweepstakes A Capella Festival at the Washington Center in
Here are the results...
1st place: Realtime
2nd place: V-Chords
3rd place: The Baudboys
Audience Favorite: Realtime
Best Original Arrangement: V-Chords
To see photos and bios of all competing groups, use this link:
down to see all the groups).
Let's wish Realtime good luck as they travel to San Rafael, California to
compete in the
Nation Harmony Sweepstakes Finals on May 5th!
Mark your calendars now for next year's NW Regional Harmony Sweepstakes being
Saturday, March 8, 2008. Starting planning your best 10-minutes set of hot a
BlueStreet Jazz Voices has openings for Sops and Bari's... auditions
will be held next week. Please visit www.bluestreetvoices.com for
audition requrements. email us at bluestreetjazz@... asap for
Looking to sing this Summer?
Heading for the Rocky Mountains?
The Colorado A Cappella All-Stars are auditioning for the Summer 2007
season. All singers must be current college students, in or near
Boulder, CO from June 1 ? Aug 15, financially self-sufficient, and
available 5-6 nights/week for rehearsals and gigs. All voice parts
Full info at
V-Chords are auditioning for a new member. Open to any male voice. If
vchords@... or call Chris at 541-310-1241. Check us out at
SINGERS WANTED. Do you love Christmas? Singing in harmony? Getting
paid? We're looking for good people to join us.
The Dickens Carolers has been auditioning, training, costuming and
booking acappella, SATB Christmas caroling quartets since 1978. Every
year we hold auditions in early-mid August and rehearsals Sept thru
Nov, then you perform throughout the Puget Sound from Thanksgiving thru
Christmas. We generally have 40-50 singers making $25-35/hr. Someone
in a full-time quartet makes ~$1750-2500 for the season. Part-time
makes ~$750-1500. You set your schedule and we'll do our best to fill
it with gigs.
Visit our website (www.dickenscarolers.com) for more info about us.
Make sure to read the "Auditions" page. Then, if you're still
interested, or have other questions, call us at 206-320-7007 to set up
an audition appointment ASAP.
New feature - A CAPPELLA SUMMER MOVIE VIEWS - reviews and previews of
Summer movies, done
a cappella style
Tell us how you like the podcast!
podcast@..., or by phone at 415-358-8067
For the 28th year, any Seattle singer of whatever caliber can join in
the Summer Sings, hosted by the Seattle Symphony Chorale.
For five consecutive Tuesday evenings at the Swedish Cultural Center,
for a nominal sum, you can join with your fellows to sing through one
of several big choral works, each session conducted by an area choral
Next Tuesday, the second Summer Sing, it's Dvorak's "Stabat Mater,"
conducted by Anthony Spain, music director of the Northwest Symphony
Orchestra and the Bainbridge Chorale. (Spain and the Northwest
Symphony have just won their seventh ASCAP award, first place in their
category of orchestras with an annual budget under $470,000.)
Succeeding sessions will enjoy the Verdi "Requiem," July 31 under Paul
Schultz of the Northwest Repertory Singers; Haydn's "Lord Nelson"
Mass, Aug. 7 with Jerry Yonkman of the University of Puget Sound; and
Mendelssohn's "Elijah," Aug. 14 with James Savage of St. James Cathedral.
"It's a lot of fun," says Spain. "One of the best parts is for singers
to sing stuff new to them. With the Dvorak, they get to enjoy a
terrific piece which is making a comeback."
Choruses, he says, are always on the lookout for works beyond the
standards, and this year's offerings are deliberately a little outside
the norm, though none so unfamiliar they would be difficult to read.
"We performed the 'Stabat Mater' 18 months ago, and the orchestra and
chorus were just blown away," he says.
He feels it's a great challenge to conduct these performances. "We
have to be conductors at our best, to see how much we can accomplish
in one session, try to get inside the work on some level, be convinced
by it. The a cappella parts in the last 'Stabat Mater' chorus are
Summer Sings on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. through Aug. 14 at the Swedish
Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N. $10 at the door. Bring your own
score if you have one. Information: 206-215-4728
We are based in the Vancouver area and are auditioning male singers
with a tenor range who possess a clear and strong voice with excellent
pitch, and a great stage presence with an ease of building audience
We have headlined concerts all over western Canada and the Pacific
Northwest, appeared on the Chris Isaak Show, done voice-overs for an
animated show, done a radio ad, and performed on a 10-day tour of
Finland. We recorded a CD last year.
Please contact me privately for further information.
|New Tunes in New Places! |
The Bobs will be celebrating the SOON TO BE RELEASED documentary, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE and performing lots of new songs from their upcoming (and 14th) CD, GET YOUR MONKEY OFF MY DOG.
And they'll be visiting some beautiful places over Labor Day Weekend to do so.
WEDNESDAY 8/29/07 - PORTLAND, OR
3939 N Mississippi
The Bobs LOVED their visit to Mississippi in March so much that they're returning to this super-intimate recording studio/performance space with the new stuff. Yes, I said new stuff - more and more tunes from the upcoming CD are being added to the set!
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THURSDAY 8/30/07 - SEATTLE, WA
THE TRIPLE DOOR
216 Union Street
The Bobs are back at the Triple Door! Expect some REALLY new stuff, too - I hear The Bobs love to premiere tunes in Seattle...
Please note that The Bobs will NOT be doing their post-holiday residency at the Triple Door this December - so catch them now! (TOO MANY SANTAS can be seen at the Kirkland Performance Center on Saturday 12/22/07.)
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SATURDAY 9/1/07 - LOPEZ ISLAND, WA
LOPEZ CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND ARTS
Village Road, Lopez Village, WA
LOPEZ SOUND opens for The Bobs. A holiday weekend Bobs concert in the San Juans... what's not to love about that?
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SUNDAY 9/2/07 - PORT TOWNSEND, WA - 1 PM MATINEE!!!
235 Taylor Street, Port Townsend, WA
A holiday weekend Bobs concert on the Olympic Peninsula... what's not to love about that? Please note this is a matinee show ONLY!
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To purchase The Bobs' last album, RHAPSODY IN BOB, click here
To see The Bobs' full concert schedule, click here
To go to The Bobs' myspace page to hear great music, see goofy photos and several videos including the trailer for SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE, click here
Stay tuned for the DVD release of SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE later this month!
Brynne Whitney, Assistant Bob
web: http://www.bobs.com or www.myspace.com/thebobsmusic
Make you plans to attend now.
WHAT: 2007 Evergreen A Cappella Festival
WHERE: Meydenbauer Center, Downtown - Bellevue, Washington
Just minutes from Seattle, the SeaTac Airport on the I-5/I-90/I-405
WHEN: October 16th - 21st, 2007
COST: $55.00 Early Bird Registration (All Events Tickets)
$65.00 General Registration (All Events Tickets)
WHO: This is a regional festival and contest featuring ensembles from
the Evergreen District of the Barbershop Harmony Society (Alaska,
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Canada (British Columbia, and
Alberta). This festival will also include the annual fall district
contest of the Evergreen District. There will be groups encompassing
jazz, pop, gospel and barbershop including workshops and other events.
COME JOIN IN THE FUN AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
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