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FGHS hosts 70th barbershop competition
The 70th Annual Original All-Northwest Barber Shop Quartet Contest will be held at Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 19, at 2 and 7 p.m.
The first night consists of elimination rounds, featuring the Northwests top 20 barber shop mens and womens quartets in competition. The second day features eight finalist quartets for the title.
Masterpiece, 2013 International Quartet Champion, will also perform. Rob Menaker, Patrick Haedtler, Alan Gordon and Brett Littlefield have enjoyed success in various groups over their varied musical histories, and have come together as Masterpiece to share a unique sound and experience with audiences everywhere.
Hailing from the Barbershop Harmony Societys Far Western District comprised of California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and St. George, Utah the quartet sings in the barbershop style with contemporary influences.
Tickets to the contest are $20 to $22, and can be ordered online at balladtownusa.com or by calling Dave Rohrer at 503-708-5345. Groups of 10 or more will receive 10 off their ticket order.