Bradley Concerts Inc. announces the beginning of the 2013-14 concert season featuring the Sound of Tennessee. The performance will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Conn Center on the campus of Lee University.
The Sound of Tennessee Chorus inspires audiences with their enthusiasm, spirit, and love of close vocal harmony. The chorus entertains with a variety of musical styles, all delivered a cappella, including barbershop, blues, gospel, American standards, patriotic tunes and pop classics. Led by music director Chad Guyton, an International Gold Medal winner in 2002 with the Four Voices, The Sound of Tennessee has entertained listeners in Southeast Tennessee for the past 15 years.
Barbershop harmony has several characteristics: The most notable is that the melody is not sung by the highest voice, but by the second-highest voice. The lock and ring of this style of singing cannot be heard in any other form of music. The Sound of Tennessee Chorus is made up of men who heard it, loved it and now deliver it with joy. Once you experience the vibrant warmth of men’s voices blended in four-part harmony you will want them to keep singing.
Bradley Concerts Inc. is in the process of selling season tickets for all four of this season’s concerts. On Oct. 28, the Diamonds will bring their rock and roll music to town including “Chantilly Lace,” “Rock Around the Clock” and their top-selling song “Little Darling.”
This is a tremendously popular show. Nancy Casson, president of Bradley Concerts Inc., says she has already received out-of-town calls from people wanting tickets for the Diamonds.
On Feb. 17, 2014, the Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 concert will take you through the last 100 years of jazz as played by this trio while showing video scenes from each era. Lynch is no stranger to Cleveland. He played piano for the Daniel Rodriquiez concert and for the performance of the American Tenors.
The season will close April 7, 2014, with Frank D’Ambrosio, the longest running phantom, with more than 2,300 performances on Broadway in “The Phantom of the Opera.” He will sing Broadway songs and songs from World War II and tell stories of his loud Italian family. He had the male lead in the pre-Broadway tour of “Copacabana” and co-starred with Dorothy Hamill in the 2008 production of “Broadway on Ice.”
For those who are only able to attend the Sound of Tennessee performance, special concert tickets will be available at the door. Season tickets — admission to all four concerts — are $50 for adults and $110 for a family of four.
For more information or for a brochure about all the concerts, call 473-1114, 472-2580 or 715-5662.