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We don't like to toot our own horn, but we do want to keep you up to date with what is happening with the chorus.

 

Singing Valentine Quartet

Music is the universal language of love and is a fabulous way to tell someone special just how you feel about them. 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the time to order a personalized live-online or pre-recorded Singing Valentine from a male barbershop quartet. 

Using an internet connection, a uniformed quartet will meet by video with you and your loved one, share your personal message, and sing two songs of love to your special person.

Or order a personal video will be pre-recorded and sent with our quartet sharing your personal message, then singing two songs of love to your special person.  The recording is yours to keep and you may share it with friends and family.
 
To order a personalized Singing Valentine call Jon Greene at 732-583-1684.  
 
The deadline for ordering is February 10, 2022.
 
 
 

The cost is $30 for a keepsake prerecorded Singing Valentine, or $45 for a scheduled livestream greeting.  Each includes two songs and your personal message of love.  You will receive an email with a custom link and time for the live meeting or a secure link to your pre-recorded video to download.  Please write a short message for the quartet to share in the livestream or video before you call to order your special gift of love.

 

 

Chorus of the Atlantic rehearsing indoors at Red Bank Middle School

WE HAVE MOVED INDOORS

The Chorus of the Atlantic meets in-person on Tuesday evenings at the Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road, Red Bank.

Join us from 7:30 - 10:00 PM in the school auditorium.  Masks and proof of vaccination are required. 
Learn to create music in 4-part harmony.  Improve your singing voice.  Join for the music. Stay for the fraternity.

coa longstreet 2021 1On a sunny autumn day at the Monmouth County Park System's Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel Park, the public was treated to exhibits of 1890 farm life.  Woodworked tools, lumbering, blacksmithing, caning and needlework were all elements of everyday life 130 years ago.  So, too, was the homespun music and harmonies that flowed from the family parlor at the end of a long day or during leisure moments.  


Longstreet Exhibitors
photos by Allan Dean

The men of the Chorus of the Atlantic, under the direction of Craig J. Page, performed two sets for the public event on Sunday, September 26, 2021.  The flow of the crowd slowed and congealed around the front of the farmhouse where the chorus was performing.  They listened intently as the chorus sang some of our favorites like: our patriotic package, The Star-Spangled Banner, God Bless America (with intro), a few popular tunes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Edelweiss, Hello, Mary Lou, Good Old Days, Sentimental Journey, Irish Blessing, Shenandoah, and Take Me Home, Country Roads (under the direction Assistant Director Andy Ferreira) and several barberpole cats (barbershop standards) that gave a flavor of the music at turn of the 20th Century.

Associate Director Kirk Thomson led a demonstration of four-part harmony.  The audience heard the Leads, Basses, Tenors and Baritones, in turn, and then the blended sound of the men singing, My Wild Irish Rose.

“A Quartet To Be Named Later”, was featured during each show.  Terry Schmalzreid, Kirk Thomson, Allan Dean and Bruce Hanson sang: In My Room, Down By The Old Mill Stream, and Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie.

About Longstreet Farm: 

The sights, sounds, and smells of rural Monmouth County in the 1890s have been re-created on 9 acres at Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel Park, Holmdel. Interpreters in period dress show both daily and seasonal agricultural and domestic activities. 

Longstreet Farm is open daily year round from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors may enter at their leisure, free of charge. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the farm is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pets are not allowed within the farm.

The Farmhouse is open weekends and holidays, March through December, from 12-3:30 p.m. or by reservation. For reservations and information, call 732-946-3758. 

About The Chorus of the Atlantic: 

The all-male chorus performs at festivals, libraries, ballgames, town events, galas, and senior residence communities throughout Monmouth County and beyond.

Under the direction of music educator Craig J. Page, the men meet weekly to rehearse a repertoire that has been curated by the chorus’ music committee.  A mix of nostalgic and popular tunes all featuring 4-part harmony.

The Chorus will soon return to its “home” rehearsal space in the spacious auditorium at the Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road, Red Bank, NJ. The hours will then be 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Watch our website for more information. www.redbankchorus.org.

Currently, we are meeting outdoors at the Lincroft Presbyterian Church parking lot, at the corner of W. Front Street and Everett Road in Lincroft on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.