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Barbershop concert benefits Rotary’s polio effort

October 16, 2013

The Montrose Area Rotary Club will host the Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus will be performing Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., in the Montrose Area High School auditorium. Proceeds from the concert benefit Rotary’s World Polio Eradication Project. Polio was declared eradicated in the United States in 1979, largely due to a vaccination effort began with the development of Jonas Salk’s killed-virus vaccine in the 1950s and Albert Sabin’s weakened live-virus in the 1960s. The Southerntiersman Barbershop Chorus, of Binghamton, N.Y., will perform. Tickets for the event are $10 and available through Rotary Club members or at the door. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Rotary Polio Worldwide Eradication Project. The concert falls just before World Polio Day on Oct. 24. In addition to lending efforts to wiping out the crippling disease, concert-goers will delight in the experience of hearing the a capella, barbershop-style singing of the 54 member men’s chorus.
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