It’s time again for Santa Cruz to SING FOR YOUR LIFE! Our annual school music fundraiser, Sing For Your Life, reaches an exciting milestone this year – our 12th Anniversary Show! The Gold Standard Chorus has a long and proud tradition of supporting vocal music programs in Santa Cruz County high schools, and SFYL is always the highlight of our year. Come out and join us this year and help us celebrate 10 years of reminding Santa Cruz to SING FOR YOUR LIFE!
Where: Santa Cruz Bible Church
440 Frederik Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Box Office Phone: 831-218-1771
Matinee: 12:00 p.m.
Aptos High School
Monte Vista Christian School
San Lorenzo Valley High School
Santa Cruz High School
Soquel High School
Evening: 5:00 p.m.
Monterey Bay Academy
St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School
Guest quartet (Matinee & Evening): The Newfangled Four, returning for their second appearance. We’re thrilled to have this marvelous quartet back again by popular demand. The Newfangled Four are the 2013 Far Western District Quartet Champions and 2013 International Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Champions in the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door – Limited VIP $20 advance / $25 door (12 & under free w/ adult). More information: 831-218-1771, ext. 2
Want to help some more? Call the number above to become a sponsor!
Since 2003, these benefits have raised over $60,000 to support vocal music in our county schools.
In January 2015, the Gold Standard Chorus of Santa Cruz is expanding its activities by launching a seasonal competition barbershop chorus for men, and invites all male singers to audition. We value musical excellence and aim to create a group that strives to make each performance the best we’ve ever given — and have fun doing it. The group’s debut performance will be at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s local division contest on March 20-21, 2015 (a Saturday morning).
Ability to match pitch (i.e., accurately sing back something you hear)
Ability to memorize music for performance
For harmony singers, ability to harmonize and tune to a melody singer
Availability for weekly rehearsals in Santa Cruz (day TBD) from January through March.
Willingness to join our parent organization, the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Congeniality and desire to sing four-part harmony
The ability to read sheet music is not a requirement (though it is a big plus).
Audition dates and times
Wednesday, Jan 7, between 5:30pm and 9:30pm at Santa Cruz High School
Saturday, Jan 10, between 1pm and 5pm at the Kirby School
Email Jordan (our director) to request a time. Please come prepared to sing a few phrases of a song of your own choosing, unaccompanied and from memory. We will ask you to sing back some notes as well, to demonstrate you can match pitch by ear.
Pack your bags, we’re headed off for a whirlwind musical journey ’round the world with the Gold Standard Chorus during their 2nd Annual Fall Show!
We’ll visit the “City of New Orleans” and “Old Cape Cod”. We’ll travel those “Country Roads”, “King of the Road” style! Then jet off to China and the castles in Spain – all in one evening!
Yes, it’s that time again – Fall Show Time! Tickets are available from any chorus member or online – just click the button below. Questions? Give us a call at 831-218-1771 and that nice person who answers the phone can tell you all about it!
What are the details, you ask? Well, step right up!
What: Gold Standard Chorus 2nd Annual Fall Show
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 7:00 PM until everyone goes home
Where: Harbor High School Little Theater
300 La Fonda, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Map
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under
All children must be accompanied by a paid adult
There is no reserved seating
For tickets or ticket information:
Ask a chorus member you know
If it’s spring, it must be Cabaret Time from the Gold Standard Chorus! You know it, you love it, you come every year! Please join us again this year for our annual spring show: Cabaret, Barbershop Style! As usual, it will be packed with great harmonies from the chorus and guest quartets and trios, and more home-made desserts than you can shake a stick at – all included in a single ticket price!
What? You say you’ve never been to a barbershop-style cabaret? Well, you’re in for a real treat! Tickets go fast and seats are limited, so contact the chorus to reserve yours today!
Who: The Gold Standard Chorus and Friends
What: The Annual GSC Cabaret and Homemade Dessert Buffet
When: June 7, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, Felton, CA
Why: Why Not?
Tickets: call 831-218-1771. ext 1, purchase tickets from any chorus member – $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, or purchase tickets online (after April 25th).
And don’t forget to head across the street afterwards to Redwood Pizzeria, where the music continues well into the night. It seems our audiences can never get enough of that four-part harmony and ringing chords – and neither can we!
The Gold Standard Chorus of Santa Cruz has signed Newfangled Four to sing in the 11th annual Sing for Your Life, Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Crocker Theater (Cabrillo College) in Aptos. Performances are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
This past year, Newfangled Four took first place in two major competitions becoming both the 2013 Far Western District Quartet Champions and 2013 International Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Champions.
To support choral music in our county’s high schools, Sing for Your Life concerts have raised over $70,000 since 2003.
Newfangled Four (Joey Buss, Jackson Niebrugge, Jake Tickner, Ryan Wisniewski) will perform in Sing for Your Life, a benefit concert for vocal music in high schools, January 26, 2014, at the Crocker Theater in Aptos.
The Gold Standard Chorus has a long and proud tradition of supporting vocal music programs in Santa Cruz County high schools, and SFYL is always the highlight of our year. Come out and join us this year and help us celebrate 11 years of reminding Santa Cruz to SING FOR YOUR LIFE!