MACY'S ART SAMPLER BY SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP AND ARTSWAVE
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Macy's Arts Sampler at The Grove Banquet Hall
Join us for the full day or just join in for the fun during a show you are particularly interested in. We have a full day of free, fun entertainment lined up by Arts Wave and the Macy's Arts Sampler program. Admission is FREE and reservations are not required.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Southern Gateway Chorus
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Wild Carrot
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Living History Dancers
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Laura Hazelbaker And The BuckeyeRoos
MORE ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES:
Southern Gateway Chorus
The Southern Gateway Chorus was chartered in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1956. It’s members wanted to sing at the highest level in the barbershop society, so competition followed. They won their first medal (top 5 placement in the International Chorus Contest) in the mid-60’s, and since then, have become the most medaled chorus in society history. Championships were won in 1973 and 1992. The chorus has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Pittsburg’s Heinz Hall, the Chicago Theater, and PBS telecasts with the Cincinnati Pops and Mitch Miller.
This legacy continues today with the chorus traveling to Philadelphia, Nashville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Salt Lake City, Anaheim, Portland, Oregon, and Montreal, Canada for recent competitions. The chorus is active in the Greater Cincinnati area with performances, running a summer music camp for over 100 high school students at Northern Kentucky University, and helping to raise funds for many worthy causes. Our music director, Joe Connelly, just won his 4th gold medal with Old School at the 2011 international quartet competition. Two other members of the chorus have 2 gold medals each. Joe is a full-time barbershop coach and music educator, and commutes to Cincinnati from his home in Falls Church, Va. Currently, the chorus is preparing for the next competition in Portland, and the 2012 World Choir Games to be held in Cincinnati. We welcome men from the entire area who love to sing, to please join with us in creating standing ovations.
Wild Carrot & the Roots Band:
“Eclectic but consistently entertaining and sizzling with intensity as only great acoustic music can deliver, with an urgency and intimacy that I love.” – Michelle Shocked
“… simultaneously lovely, clever, and swingy...”
— Rob Weir, Off Center Reviews
“…a whirlwind of Roots music forms, touching on Bluegrass, Country, swinging Jazz, Modern Folk and Celtic music - with a consistently masterful grace (and) flawless four-part harmonies.” – Mike Breen, City Beat
This Cincinnati-based, award-winning group has what it takes to please all types of folk music fans. Rooted in traditional American music, their repertoire branches in diverse directions: from original tunes to swing, blues and traditional songs, using guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina, dobro, banjo, bass and vocals.Wild carrot’s entertaining, and moving performances have something for everyone and have often been described as “honest, soothing, uplifting and fun all at the same time”, moving an audience from laughter to tears and back again in a way that makes the listener feel like they’re in a conversation with old friends.All of this adds up to a performance that’s been described as “seamless”, “life-sized complex, subtle and powerful” and “a joy”.
Living History Dance is a group of Cincinnati, OH instructors specializing in vernacular dances of the 20th century that still have active communities today. They will bring a special performance in swing to entertain you with, then have you up and out of your seat so you too can learn a simple line-dance style swing. We promise a little added surprise that you won't soon forget!!!
Laura Hazelbaker and The BuckeyeRoos