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 resume on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Rd.
Date Posted: Tue, Jan 29 2019
Rehearsals will resume on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
The address is 3800 E River Rd. Tucson, 85718
Mike Vo named 2018 Barbershopper of the Year
Date Posted: Fri, Jan 25 2019
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.