music. No, make that a night of great singing as the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus rang up their 60th Anniversary in style May 14 before a near-full house at Sterling's Centennial Auditorium.
But, speaking of full houses, The Rock River Golf and Pool enjoyed an overflow crowd for its "Afterglow" after the show. Not only was "Afterglow" a dinner it was pure musical enjoyment from these quartets again.
It was also quite a reunion and celebration for the group's founder and first director, Ken Hines, With family flown in from all parts of the United States, they serenaded, reminisced, and even poked a little fun at their mentor and friend.In the end, Hines, on stage, with emotions surely building, directed the chorus one more time.
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Special guests of the evening was Vocal Spectrum, the 2006 International Champions. And they showed us why they won - - and more. Imagine hearing "Good Vibrations" from the Beach Boys with full intstruments and harmony. Now, imagine that song in a cappella. Now, you can get an idea of the depth and range of Vocal Spectrum.