Barbershoppers ready for ‘Breaking News’ show
By Rose Schneider
The Stevens Point Northern Gateway Chorus (NGC), a chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society, will perform its 64th annual Harvest Festival at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Sentry’s Theater@1800, Stevens Point.
Tickets for the 64th Harvest Festival are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors 65 and older and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by contacting barbershoppers Bill Jenkins at 715-340-1970, Bill Rudahl at 715-321-3551 or Tim Kunze at 715-252-6423. Tickets can be mailed or hand delivered.
This year, the group has about 40 members who will perform, ranging in age from 21 to 92. The men sing together in four-part harmony in barbershop style.
“It’s the sort of thing, as long as you can sing, the guys just don’t quit and keep going,” said 55-year member Jack Edgerton, who sings baritone. “The pleasure and satisfaction you get from singing and the camaraderie you get from the individuals you sing with is like a fraternity in some ways.”
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