|The Gold Standard Chorus is coming out of the holidays and hitting the ground running! We have two events coming up in February that the community will thoroughly enjoy!|
| Let me Call You Sweetheart
Valengram Tradition Continues
|Join us at Shadowbrook
|Valengrams will be delivered by the Gold Standard Chorus on Sunday, February 10, Wednesday evening February 13, and Thursday, February 14. Delivered to homes, work places, and restaurants, to the delight of many lucky Santa Cruz County residents.Each Valengram consists of two love songs sung by a Barbershop quartet, a rose, a card, and a button which says, “Your special someone sent a quartet to sing for you on Valentine’s Day. Everyone should be loved that much.”The GSC has melted hearts of Santa Cruz County residents for over 20 years. And for only $40.00, your sweetheart can be one of them, and will talk about it for years after! For information and to make a reservation, call Valengram Chairman Roy Prevost at (831) 818-7954.
Reserve now – availability is limited and slots fill up quickly! (Checks or Money Orders made out to Gold Standard Chorus)
|On Tuesday, February 19th, the Shadowbrook will donate 1/3 of food and beverage sales from our supporters to Gold Standard Chorus.Located beside lush Soquel Creek in Capitola-by-the-Sea, Shadowbrook Restaurant is best reached by its own quaint cable car, or a meandering garden path. Since 1947 Shadowbrook has continued to provide world-class service, fine food, wines and liqueurs in an atmosphere of Old-World charm and grace.
The evening will be filled with good food, good fun, and wonderful barbershop harmonies provided by quartets from the Gold Standard Chorus, including our own Far Western District finalists, Constellation.
Call Shadowbrook at 831-475-1511 to make your reservation now to ensure your desired dining time. And if you go in without a reservation, be sure to tell them The Gold Standard Chorus sent you!
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Our annual school music fundraiser, Sing For Your Life, reaches an exciting milestone this year – our 10th 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: Sunday, November 4, 2012
Matinee: 1:00 pm
Evening: 7:00 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Box Office Phone: 831-420-5260
Matinee: 1:00 p.m.
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
Monte Vista Christian School
Santa Cruz High School
Scotts Valley High School
Soquel High School
Evening: 7:00 p.m.
Aptos High School
Monterey Bay Academy
San Lorenzo Valley High School
St. Francis Central Coast Catholic High School
Guest quartet (Matinee & Evening): The B-Sides, a dynamic young quartet from Southern California.
Want to help some more? Click here to become a sponsor!
Since 2003, these benefits have raised over $58,000 to support vocal music in our county schools.
Gold Standard Chorus director Jordan Johnson presents a $1,000 Ken Brosius Memorial Scholarship to Soquel High School Senior Nick Roberto.
Nick Roberto, a graduating senior at Soquel High School, received a 2012 Ken Brosius Memorial Scholarship from the Gold Standard Barbershop Chorus of Santa Cruz.
The $1,000 award, named for the chorus’s founder, is intended to help Nick with tuition at Cabrillo College where he will major in music.
A second Ken Brosius Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Jack Wilkins of Monte Vista Christian School. A total of $6,500 has been awarded to ten graduates in the last seven years.
Raffles held during the Gold Standard’s annual Cabaret Show in June and the Sing for Your Life school benefit in November, provide the funds for the scholarship.
Surprise your loved one with a Singing Valentine delivered by a Barbershop Quartet from The Gold Standard Chorus! Your sweetheart will receive two great old-time love songs in barbershop harmony, a romantic rose, and a customized Valentine card from you. And for that special touch, you can sing to your sweetheart with our quartet backup – call for details! We will deliver to residences, businesses, hospitals, restaurants, etc. within a 20-mile radius of Santa Cruz on both Sunday, Feb. 12th and Tuesday, Feb. 14th. Your Valengram will be scheduled upon receipt of payment.
Who: Your Sweetheart (or Mom, Dad, parents, siblings – anyone you love!) and a barbershop quartet from The Gold Standard Chorus
What: Personal delivery of a Valengram (Valentine Singing Telegram)
When: Sunday, Feb. 12 noon to 7:00pm, and Tuesday, Feb. 14 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Other delivery times may be available – just ask us!)
Where: Your Choice – home, office, restaurant, hospital, it’s totally up to you
How: Call Valengram Central – 688-0909
Cost: $40 before Feb 7th, $45 from Feb. 8th to Feb. 14th
Reserve now - availability is limited and slots fill up quickly! (Checks or Money Orders made out to Gold Standard Chorus)
6 Free singing lessons starting August through September 28. No strings attached - nothing required but your attendance and enthusiasm.
NO previous experience necessary! Group lessons led by experienced vocal instructors.
Weds August 24……..Santa Cruz H.S. Music Room
Weds August 31……..Santa Cruz H.S. Music Room
Weds Sept 7………….Santa Cruz H.S. Music Room
Weds Sept 14…………Santa Cruz H.S. Music Room
Weds Sept 21…………Santa Cruz H.S. Music Room
Weds Sept 28…………Santa Cruz H.S. Music Room
Please call Gerry Stone for details – and to reserve your seat – at 335-2201.
Santa Cruz’s own Gold Standard Chorus has been invited to open the Saturday, March 19th morning event, the Northwest Division Chorus Contest, of the Far Western District Chorus Spring Barbershop Convention and Contest as the official “Mic Tester” chorus. We’re honored to be performing at this event, and invite anyone in the Bay Area who loves barbershop to join us!
The contest is in the Elizabeth A. Hangs Theater at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA. Doors open at 10am, and the competition begins at 10:45. Tickets for this event are $25 at the door, but if you love barbershop, you’ll want to attend all the singing events on both Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th. All-event tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets up until the event, and either printed on your computer, sent to your mobile phone, or picked up at the door. Join us for two days of barbershop harmony singing at its finest!
Preliminary Schedule of the Day
NorthWest Division Convention
Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside, CA 94062
May 22nd, 2010
- 9:30 am – Registration opens
- 11:00 am – Auditorium opens
- 11:30 am – Chorus contest starts
- 1:40 pm – Chorus evaluations
- 2:00 pm – Classes start
- 5:00 pm – Auditorium opens
- 5:30 pm – Quartet contest starts
- 8:00 pm – Show of champions
- 9:00 pm – Quartet evaluations – Best Western Hotel
- 9:00 pm – Afterglow – Chevy’s (open mic, quartets, incl mixed)
- 12:30 pm – bar closes
Reasons for Not Missing This Convention
- The Competition – Lots of early sign-ups from both choruses and quartets. This will be a large convention and may be the biggest and best yet.
- The Classes – Great instruction that rookies, the seasoned, and veterans will want to attend.
- A Quality Afterglow – Relaxed and fun, with prizes for the top non-competing quartets.
Click here for directions: NorthWest Division Convention Map