When the lead, baritone, tenor and bass notes come together, it sounds like there's a full orchestra behind the singers, McGregor said.
It makes your hair stand on end, said charter member
That's why the chorus, which is approaching its 50th anniversary, is looking to add more young singers to group. The hope is to pass along the love of barbershop music to the next generation, Myers said.
"A lot of kids don't understand the thrill of singing in a quartet until they've heard it and try it," Myers said. "And once they have tried it, it's something that really sticks. I know it stuck with me."
Myers joined the chorus in 1965 when he was teaching at
The goal now, McGregor said, is to get back into those schools and work with area voice and music directors. If students are exposed to the barbershop sound in class, they might attend one of the rehearsals, he said.
"We have to get their attention and, hopefully, they will find some favor in the barbershop style and try it out," McGregor said. "It can only add to their comprehensive music package as a student."
The chorus welcomed its first youth member to the organization in July.
Isaac has starred in school performances of "Aida," "Little Mermaid" and "Phantom of the Opera." He said joining the barbershop chorus is another way to get his voice out there.
"I love to sing and my grandpa influenced that a lot," Isaac said. "The barbershop chorus is just a bunch of great guys with so much wisdom to share who come together to sing, and that's great to see."
If you go
What: Hanover Barbershop Chorus Annual Show
More info: hanoverbarbershopchorus.com
Rehearsals are open to interested members at 7:30 p.m every Monday at
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