The Tucsob Barbershop eXperience plan for the summer is to meet every Thursday at 6PM at Northminster Presbyterian Church to refresh our repertoire below, learn some new songs and have fun singing together. Every Thursday is Guest Night so come on by and see if you enjoy singing four part a cappella music in the barbershop style. You don;t have to read music and there is no commitment beyond having fun.
TBx SONGS FOR 2023
Our current repertoire is:
From the First Hello F
Memphis Blues F
Home on the Range A(E)
Irish Blessing F
For All We Know G
Swing Down Chariot F#
Star Spangled Banner A
God Bless America G
Learning New Songs:
Close to You Eb
I’ll be Seeing You Eb
Mansions of the Lord Ab
We are meeting Thursdays though Dec 1st at 6-8:30PM at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E Ft Lowell Rd (SW corner of Tucson Blvd & Ft Lowell) to rehearse for our 7 Dec Saddlebrook Show and the Dec 13th Show in Tucson. We will meet in the Music Room on the south side of the main sanctuary.
Please look to see if you have a black Tux, white tux shirt, bow tie and cummerbund for our shows. Quartets can wear their own uniform if desired.
Director Fabian has asked us to be off paper for the first three songs of our Christmas program, listed below. Make corrections to Mary Had a Baby as discussed. Use the learning tracks on our website to be ready to "carry your part". See you there, Frank.
We are meeting this Thursday, Oct 27th, 6-8:30PM at the Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E Ft Lowell Rd (SW corner of Tucson Blvd & Ft Lowell) to rehearse for our 7 Dec Saddlebrook Show and the Dec 13th Show in Tucson. We will meet in the Music Room on the south side of the main sanctuary. Director Fabian has asked us to be off paper for the first three songs of our Christmas program, listed below. Use the learning tracks on our website to be ready to "carry your part". See you there, Frank.
The venue for our first rehearsal of 2022 will be the Comanche Wells Community Center, 775 W Roger Road on Monday, February 14th, 5-7PM. Please relearn the four songs chosen by the Music/Performance Team (see below) and, because it is Valentines Day, go over our Singing Valentines songs "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "Heart of My Heart". If the weather is good we may stroll around the neighborhood singing after rehearsal. It is bring-your-own-food-and-drink; the kitchen will not be open.
VP of Music Ken Sylvia hosted a meeting of the Music/Performance Team on Jan 20 to discuss plans for reopening the Chapter. Those members who wish to participate are asked to review the following four songs, using the learning tracks on our website and their own files. New singers should contact Frank Hartline for gaining access to sheet music and learning tracks.
|Check out our first tag as a virtual chorus! We are so proud of our members for making this possible. Stayed tuned for more videos from our ensemble.
If you would like to join us for our upcoming virtual chorus projects, email our director, Luke Diamond, at email@example.com.
|New TBX Director Luke Diamond.
The Tucson Barbershop eXperience Men's Chorus has announced a new Director for its performing chorus:
Luke Diamond, currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona.
Luke is also directing UA's Bass Glee and is the assistant director of the University's Coro Ensemble,
as well as serving as the Musical Director for Christ Presbyterian Church. "I am very excited to work
with the barbershop chorus", said Luke , "as they begin their 73rd year of performing a Capella music
in the barbershop style for the Tucson community".
Before moving to Tucson, AZ, Diamond completed a Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance from
West Virginia University and taught choir, band and drama at Trinity Christian School for preschool
through 12 th grades.
During his weekends, he enjoys serving as the accompanist for the Murder, Magic and Mystery Dinner
Theatre. When not conducting, Diamond spends time composing. His works include the Opera Ma Grâce te Suffit,
and the musicals What Have You Got to Lose, The Trouble with Gold, and This Ol’ Book.
|Rehearsals will resume on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
The address is 3800 E River Rd. Tucson, 85718
Director Mike Vo was awarded 2018 Barbershopper of the Year honors at the annual Chapter banquet January 13th. Mike was selected unanimously by previous BOTY winners that are still active in the Chapter. The award goes to that person in the Chapter that contributes most to the success of the organization. He stepped up to direct the chorus, attend Harmony University Director College, and write the scripts for both our Christmas and 2019 Annual Shows. He was instrumental in getting rehearsal space in St Demetrios Church - significantly reducing costs to the chapter. Congratulations Mike.