December 6: Sounds of the Seacoast with The Usual Suspects

"A Capella Sounds of the Seacoast"

Friday, December 6th
7:00 pm
Goodwin Library
Second Floor Woman's Clubroom

presented by 
The Usual Suspects Quartet
Acapella Quartet

The quartet is a women's a cappella quartet comprised of four unusually suspicious women who all belong to Sounds of the Seacoast Chorus of Harmony Incorporated.  The Portsmouth-based Sounds of the Seacoast women's a cappella chorus is a diverse group of over 40 women all ages and walks of life from many communities throughout  the greater Seacoast area.   The group performs at a number of outdoor festivals and special functions throughout the year.  They also host their own annual concert every spring and a Christmas Cabaret in December.  Founded in 1978, and in keeping with the style of barbershop music (unaccompanied, four-part a cappella harmony), the Sounds of the Seacoast Chorus enjoys singing and performing a variety of music from standards to gospel songs to more modern pieces.

Sounds of the Seacoast also enjoys traveling to and competing at two contests each year -- Area in the spring and International in the fall -- as a member of Harmony, Inc., a larger International organization of women barbershop singers devoted to the education and promotion of acappella singing in four-part harmony known as barbershop.

The show put on by The Usual Suspects was excellent and joyous.  The songs ranged from the melodious, wonderfully arranged, Carol of the Bells to the quartet's hearty rendition of It's Raining Men.  Following the show, there was a lot of tasty snacks and goodies on hand to refresh the attendees and singers alike.  Below are a few photos from this lively event.

Vice President, Dottie Bean introduces the Usual Suspects to the eager audience.
The Usual Suspects Quarter sing their harmonious songs in the Woman's Clubroom.
There was a nice group in attendance and everyone enjoyed the performance.
As usual, the refreshment table was brimming with wonderful goodies, coffee, and punch.
There was lots of mingling and the members of quartet answered questions and enjoyed some good cheer.

Watch the entire Sounds of the Seacoast Group perform in 2008.

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