AUDITION FOR OUR NEW GROUP!
Join our NEW Men’s A Cappella Group
Auditions are June 23, 2022
“Jonesin' 4 the Chord” is our NEW men’s four-part a cappella group that will perform an eclectic mix of old and new popular songs. Auditions for talented singers will take place on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at the Music Compound. Auditions by appointment or via Zoom are available as well. Eight to 12 men will be selected to sing bass, baritone, tenor, and lead parts.
Joe Harris, lead singer and our membership VP established the formation of the new group with Sam Stahlmann of The Music Compound as director. The singers will perform for private and public events, at senior resident facilities, and the Annual Show with the Chorus of the Keys. In addition, they will be a part of our popular singing Valentine serenades.
The new group fills a need to reach audiences outside of their Barbershop following. “We felt that it was time to expand our beautiful harmonies beyond Barbershop tunes,” said Joe. “We plan to perform an eclectic mix of music from the Beatles to WHAM! to Boys to Men and more – it will be a lot of fun for singers and audiences alike.”
Sam Stahlmann’s musical experience as a teacher, director, producer, and performer made him an ideal choice to lead “Jonesin' 4 the Chord.” He plays ten instruments, performed with the Sarasota Youth Opera for eight years, is the founder of a successful homeschool theatre troupe, a three-time Gulf Coast Honor Band participant, a two-time All-State Chorus participant, and he teaches at The Music Compound.
Sarasota Chorus of the Keys has been entertaining audiences in Sarasota for more than 70 years. In 1938, Barbershop singing became an organized pastime, and in 2022, the Chorus was still filling the seats at Riverview Performing Arts Center for their Annual Show.