We'll go ahead and 'fess up that we're a bit Westminster-crazy this week, following the outstanding ovation earned at last week's ACDA Western Conference showcase. It's worth noting, though, that while this chorus is garnering fame in choral circles for some incredible non-barbershop performances, they made their bones singing material we'd all recognize as part of our barbershop heritage. We're featuring a few of those titles this week:
"Have A Little Talk With Myself" has been sung by the Westminster Chorus, Max Q, and of course, arranger Gary Parker's quartet, 1973 Champion Dealer's Choice. Get analyzin', criticizin', organizin', ostricizin' and singifyin' this fun little ditty, called a difficulty level 4 on the 1-5 scale. Harder than the average bear, but upbeat, uplifting, and really gets in your head.
"Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" is an Aaron Dale take on the classic Four Freshmen song. If you don't know this song, go on YouTube right now and do some homework. You owe it to yourself; this is a choice ballad, a classic tune, revived by the impeccably clean Westminster chorus.