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Serenading Sounds: Tunes of Happiness

Mother's Day is right around the corner and you could be in a bind over what to get her. Cards, flowers and candles have are all classic gifts. But on Saturday, we have an alternative…And it comes in the form of music.

Mother's Day is right around the corner and you could be in a bind over what to get her.  Cards, flowers and candles have are all classic gifts.  But on Saturday, we have an alternative…And it comes in the form of music.    

You may remember them on Valentine’s Day, singing their way into the hearts of star struck lovers.  Well they're back.  On Saturday the Mohawk Valley chapter the of the Barbershop Quartet has their annual show.  And they say they hope to captivate their audience.

"Of course performing for people in a wonderful thing.  It's an opportunity to make a difference in peoples' lives, make them happy, make the reminiscent of things that maybe they haven’t thought about in a long time," says Don Drake, assistant director.

The New Horizons Chorus, the Upstate Harmonizers, the Common Core from Ohio, and the Clinton High School chorus will all be featured in the show.  But even after the show, the curtain doesn't go down.  This summer, for the third consecutive year the Upstate Harmonizers will represent our district in the international competition in Las Vegas.

“Everyone tries to put their best on.  They sing two songs so it's over pretty quickly.  They do all this work all year and they get there and it's over in a split second kind of thing.  But it's going to be a lot of fun,” says Rob Hopkins, musical director.

But at the end of the day, these men aren't here for the trophies or the recognition...they're just a bunch of guys that love to sing.

"I'm glad that I joined, I’m kind of sad I didn't join earlier because it's a great bunch of guys.  When you join our group you feel like you have 25 new friends right away.  It's really just a wonderful hobby," says Peter Bleiberg, treasurer. 

If you would like to go to the show it is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Clinton School Theater. To buy tickets, you can visit their website.

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