Santa Cruz Barbershop

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Cabaret 2015

March 27th, 2015

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’ve finished last year’s Fall Show, this year’s Sing For Your Life, and now we’re in full swing learning new music for our annual Cabaret show in Felton again! All that Music! All that Fun! And all those FREE HOMEMADE DESSERTS! Where DOES the time go?

If you’ve been to one of our summer cabarets, you know they’re the season’s hottest ticket! If you’ve never been – where’ve you been all these years? Now is a great time to introduce yourself to the local Barbershop Harmony sounds of the Gold Standard Chorus of Santa Cruz! We’ll have the doors open wide, and the dessert tables sagging with goodies, just for you!

Besides the chorus and the usual gang of music-makers, there are bound to be some great musical surprises and even a guest quartet or two!

So come on out to Felton Community Hallat 6191 Highway 9 in Felton, CA on Saturday, May 30th at 7:00 PM – you won’t regret it!

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. All tickets include homemade desserts – eat ‘em ’til ya bust!

For tickets, or to ask questions, call 831-218-1771, ext 2.

Buy tickets online!

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Sing For Your Life 2015

January 6th, 2015

Join us this year for Sing For Your Life

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!

When: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Matinee: 12:00 pm
Evening: 5:00 pm

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.

Kirby Prep
Monterey Bay Academy
Pacific Collegiate
St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School
Cabrillo College

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.

AUDITIONS: All-male chorus

December 23rd, 2014

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.

All Aboooooard!

October 24th, 2014

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

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:
Call 818-218-1771
Ask a chorus member you know
Buy online:

It’s Cabaret Time Again!

April 24th, 2014

Cabaret FlyerIf 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!

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