The Big Apple Chorus 3rd Annual BIG BUCKS RAFFLE is under way. Only 250 Tickets at $50 each will be distributed. One FREE ticket for each $50 Donation. Drawing to take place December 6, 2014 at Norman Thomas High School. 1st Prize is $5,000, 2nd Prize is $1,000, and 3rd Prize is $250.
Tickets are eligible for all 3 prizes;drawn tickets will be re-entered for remaining prizes. Drawing will begin with 3rd prize and work up to 1st. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter. More than one person may sharee the ticket together (write additional names on back of the stub) Winners need not be present to win. Prizes subject to applicable tax laws. Tickets will me mailed to the donor. If 250 tickets are not distributed by raffle date, the following percentages of total will apply: 1st Prize 40%, 2nd prize 8%, 3rd Prize 2%. Proceeds go to Big Apple Chorus operational expenses.
The Big Apple Chorus, an award-winning group, just celebrated its 30th year anniversary. They have performed at many iconic NYC venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Statue of Liberty and Madison Square Garden. For twelve years the Big Apple Chorus performed as the “Living Christmas Tree” at South Street Seaport.
The Big Apple Chorus is thrilled to welcome our incredibly talented, long time friend, former BAC member and 2011 International Quartet Champion Jack Pinto as Chorus Director. Jack utilizes his rich barbershop experiences and vocal knowledge to coach quartets and choruses.
Jack currently lives in Hamilton, NJ with his wife Olga and their son Daniel
Want to see Jack in action? Hear his vision for our Big Apple Chorus? Stand on the risers with a bunch of guys, just like you, who want nothing more than to always perform at their very best? Come sing with us!
The Big Apple Chorus was invited to perform to mark the reopening of Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport. The Seaport is in the midst of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. This was a free performance given by the Big Apple Chorus to do “our part” to help an important institution in New York City recover from the devastation wrought by the storm.
Here is a video of the chorus singing "Do You Hear What I Hear". The featured soloist is our director, Jack Pinto.
Also performing was Big Apple's own quartet, Up All Night. Here is a video of them singing "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch". The soloist is their bass, Dan Rowland.
Up All Night sang for their supper at supercop/security guy Bo Deitl's Christmas party. The party was held at Sparks Steakhouse in midtown manhattan. The quartet entertained the crowd in between the Sinatra sound-alike Karaoke guy's sets, and were enthusiastically received - "youse guys sang good". It was not only a great meal, but it was also probably the safest place to be in Manhattan!
The Big Apple Chorus was delighted to have Rolf and Petter from the Fredrickstad Barberboys visit our rehearsal! Barbershop is often thought of by the wider public as a very American art form, but it is truly international, and these fine singers are part of the worldwide tradition. We heard that the Barberboys will be in the city for just a few short days and have several performances lined up. Rolf and Petter presented the chorus with a Norwegian flag and a framed photo of their chorus, which we very much appreciate. We wish them the best at their performances here and hope to see the Barberboys again soon.
Barberboys president Rolf Stordahl, BAC president John Ward, and Barberboys director Petter Spæren