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 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 new 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.
The Big Apple Chorus was delighted to have Rolf and Petter from the Fredrickstad Barberboys visit our rehearsal this Monday! 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. Las Vegas 2014, anyone?
Barberboys president Rolf Stordahl, BAC president John Ward, and Barberboys director Petter Spæren
The Big Apple Chorus is proud to announce the appointment of Jack Pinto as Chorus Director effective September 17th. Jack replaces Justin Miller who recently moved back to California and has assumed the position of Director for the Masters of Harmony.
While the BAC will miss Justin's smiling face, extraordinary skills and inexhaustible patience—we're thrilled to welcome our incredibly talented, long time friend, former BAC member and 2011 International Quartet Champion Jack Pinto. The BAC is very grateful to the Hamilton Square Brothers in Harmony for sharing Jack with us (he will also continue as their Musical Director). With Jack onboard, the BAC is thrilled to begin its march to the 2014 International Convention in Las Vegas, while concurrently performing at more than a dozen NYC and metropolitan area venues between now and year end.
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!