Sterling Performance Links
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ_gJix615w 2014 Variety, including a blue grass song and “Stars and Stripes Forever” Yes, it has words.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZXmlSVhjFI 2014 Performing for a Church Group in Texas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7PhsLsVdYY 2012 “Don’t Fence Me In”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HA-PP_C4qg 2010 “Somebody Bigger Than You and I”
The Lads of Enchantment (LOE) will present its 2015 Annual Barbershop Show at the United Church of Los Alamos on the nights of Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24.
The thematic part of the show will feature the Lads of Enchantment Chorus and Quartets, and our featured Guest Quartet will be Sterling, the 2002 Southwest District Quartet Champion and a four-time quarter-finalist at the Annual International Quartet Competition of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).
This year’s show, “Journey Across the USA”, is produced and directed by LOE charter member, 20-year-plus tenor, and recent LANL retiree Maurice Sheppard. It will be narrated by former LOE choral director, Stan Bennett, and the LOE Chorus will be joined by three of its singing “sweethearts” – Joan Brown, Clarice Cox and Julia Sheppard.
The LOE chorus and quartets will set the mood in song as the show journeys to diverse sections of our beautiful nation. The LOE is looking forward to singing a varied selection of favorite and new music, including “Sound Celebration”, “Home on the Range”, “River of no Return”, “Shenandoah”, “Ebbtide”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, “Yes Sir, That’s my Baby”, and “I’ll Fly Away”.
The LOE’s featured Guest Quartet, Sterling, is a versatile, veteran quartet from Texas in the Southwest District of the BHS. Sterling was founded during the mid-1990’s and, with some personnel changes (i.e., various substitutions from a core group), Sterling has maintained a consistent sound and quality for over 20 years.
Sterling was the Southwest District Novice Quartet Champion in 1996, and it was the 2002 Southwest District Quartet Champion in open competition. Subsequently, Sterling was a four-time international quarter-finalist in BHS Annual International Competition. The quartet has sung throughout the USA, in Canada, and in Europe, and they have produced two CD’s.
The current iteration of Sterling features three of its founding members – Todd Reavis on lead, Ross Larrison on bass, and Randy Fly on tenor – and its second, fourth, and now sixth Baritone singer, Justin Oxley.
Some of our members have seen Sterling perform at BHS workshops. The group is comfortable with themselves and with their audience, and we are looking forward to their performance in Los Alamos.
The show begins at 7:30 PM, each night. On Friday night, there will be an “Afterglow” at nearby Graves Hall in the United Church complex following the show. The Afterglow entails a snack and additional singing for a modest fee of $5.00. Advance tickets ($15; $5 for students) may be purchased at CB Fox or from chorus members.