Red Deer’s male barbershop singers are holding two public performances to show off their a cappella style.
The Wild Rose Harmonizers will sing at Red Deer’s Bower Mall at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday May 14 in the main stage area.
Singer Don Freeman said they are singing at the mall to bring attention to the group which has existed in Red Deer for several decades.
“We still have people say, ‘I didn’t know you existed,’” Freeman said.
The group, which includes about 30 members, also wants to advertise a Barbershop Harmony Society regional convention it’s hosting. It will run on May 27 and May 28 at CrossRoads Church just west of Hwy 2 and 32nd Street.
The Saturday events are open to the public. The chorus contest starts at 9 a.m. The quartet contest runs at 1 p.m. Both are $10 each.
The Champions of Harmony gala that night at 7 p.m. is $20 and is available from any chapter member or by calling Don Freeman at 403-347-5372 or Ron Whittemore at 403-347-1278.
Six Alberta choruses, plus three choruses from Montana will perform at the event.
A mass Alberta chorus of more than 100 singers will perform at the gala.
The public won’t want to miss the big gala, said member David Crozier Smith.
The Wild Rose Harmonizers invite men to join their group for rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ at 68 Donlevy Ave.
Interested individuals don’t have to necessarily read music, but should be able to carry a tune.
Any one who is interested in coming out to practice can phone can phone Freeman, Whittemore or David Crozier Smith at 403-342-1318.