SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 27, 2016 — Tickets for the 2016 annual Fall Ice Cream Social and Dinner Cabaret Shows are now available. Audiences are encouraged to gather 'round the Jukebox Saturday Night shows performed by the Peninsulaires Barbershop Harmony Chorus, on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, in Nick's Hall behind the First United Methodist Church of Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, Calif. The Peninsulaires Chorus will perform the first half, "Jukebox Saturday Night." Some Friends of Mine will be featured in the second half.
The chorus will delight you with some of your favorite Jukebox Classics from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and more. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the Iron Butterfly classic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida and the world's first barbershop arrangement of George Benson's On Broadway had to be cut from the show. Take a trip down memory lane to hear those other songs you heard on the jukebox, including hits by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Glen Miller, Tanya Tucker, and more!
The Ice Cream Social matinee features general admission tickets at $18 each. Doors and ice cream open at 1:00. Curtain rises promptly at 2:00PM.
Or, join us for the Cabaret Dinner Show; general admission $28: Doors open at 6:00; Dinner Service begins at 6:30. Curtain rises promptly at 7:30PM. Well behaved children 5 and under are admitted to either show at no charge.
Order tickets prior to September 17 and save $3 per ticket! Please note that there will be a $2 surcharge for each ticket purchased at the door.
Some Friends Of Mine hail (hails?) from the San Francisco Bay Area, and was formed on a lark (not literally we love birds!) out of active singers from the Voices In Harmony chorus (...who Jamie could convince to let him try singing Lead... ). They had such a good time singing together, though, that they decided to take the quartet seriously...well, a little seriously.
Recently, Some Friends Of Mine was (were? ...gosh this name makes it hard to conjugate verbs!...) very proud to sing on VIH’s Holiday Shows in 2015 as well as VIH’s Beatles themed show "Lies In The Attic." The quartet is particularly excited that we have a featured recording of our rendition of the song “Because” on the “Lies In The Attic” album, which you can purchase on iTunes! (Search for "Lies In The Attic Because", or visit this link: http://tinyurl.com/sfombecause)
The members of the quartet are ...
...Bass, David Haedtler, has been singing barbershop harmony for over 150 years (approximately). He is married and a father of four and has had the joy of singing in a quartet with his two sons. David is a business consultant, and enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors of Voices In Harmony as Perpetual Immediate Past President.
Some friends of his know him as “the father of a Gold Medalist,” but he prefers to think of the Gold Medalist as being his son.
...Not a bass, Albee Mabeza, is a music teacher in the San Jose area, and is the current VP of Music and Performance for Voices In Harmony. His first barbershop experience started in Southern California where he sang with his college quartet, Almost Midnight.
Some friends of his don't realize that he doesn't actually know any of the music; he’s just been lucky this whole time.
...Also not a bass, David Poll, has worked for basically every company in the tech industry. Unsurprisingly he’s the guy who wrote a cappella apps Pitch Perfect and Tag Master (download them today! #shamelessplug). More importantly, he previously sang with the quartet First Strike, so you may remember him from shows from years past!
Some friends of his would like him to stop punning.
... Definitely not a bass (no matter what he says), Jamie Bedford, has been singing barbershop for about 15 years. He found out about the style when his mother got lost and stopped in at a McDonald’s for directions and saw a flyer for a show. The show featured both The New Tradition quartet and Gas House Gang, so needless to say he was immediately hooked!
Some friends of his think he’s a pretty good tenor, but he secretly wishes he could sing bass. Sigh.