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FGHS hosts 70th barbershop competition

COURTESY PHOTO - International Quartet Champion Masterpiece will perform songs in the barbershop style with contemporary influences at Forest Grove High School this weekend.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 Northwest’s top 20 barber shop men’s and women’s 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 Society’s Far Western District — comprised of California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawai’i 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.