Saturday, March 23rd, 2pm and 7:30 pm at DU Newman Center
On Saturday March 23rd, Colorado-based nonprofit premier men’s chorus, Sound of the Rockies will be teaming up with the California-based travelling vocal band The Perfect Gentlemen to bring a modern jazz twist to Denver-area residents in an all a cappella super showcase. The two groups will be putting on two shows at 2:00 and 7:30 pm in the beautiful Gates Concert hall at The University of Denver, Newman Center. This collaborative concert will introduce many of the Sound of the Rockies’ barbershop audience to the wonderful sounds and highly entertaining show of the harmoniously funny sensation, The Perfect Gentlemen. The local 3rd 130-member Men’s chorus, Sound of the Rockies will also inspire fans of The Perfect Gentlemen with their signature “wall of sound,” creativity, and award-winning entertainment abilities.
The all a cappella men’s chorus, Sound of the Rockies, entertains throughout the Denver-metro area at local community arts series programs and festivals, has been a part of Light the Lights at the Civic Center Park, and has performed the National Anthem at Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos games multiple times. The chorus also supports area youth outreach programs and music education for students from elementary school to the collegiate level. The Sound of the Rockies competes as a part of the nine-state Rocky Mountain District and has placed in the top five choruses at international-level competition in the Barbershop Harmony Society for the last five years. In their most recent competition in Kansas City in July of 2011, the chorus placed 3rd among over 800 competitors from 9 different countries. Regionally, they have been the chorus champion of the Rocky Mountain District for eleven years in a row. The ensemble presents two annual concerts at the Newman Center in March and December and prospective members and guests are welcome each week for regular rehearsals on Thursday evenings at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Centennial, Colorado.
It is a much anticipated event and with the help of The Perfect Gentlemen as well as a few of the best local barbershop quartets this show is sure to be the highlight of Denver’s a cappella entertainment scene this spring. Tickets are available from $20 by calling the Sound of the Rockies ticket hotline: 303-993-3501 or by visiting their website: www.soundoftherockies.com.