Saturday, January 4, 2014

Looking Back on the December 2013 Wrap-Up Events for Year

Don’t forget the annual Heat Glow hosted by Jack and Pat Pitzer at their home 7801 Suffolk Ct. Alexandria, VA 22315, Saturday nite, Jan. 4th at 7 pm.  Casual dress.  Bring your spouse or significant other.  Bring hors d oeuvres, desserts or other treats to share.  Drinks you like.  We will have the Harmo Grog too. There will be plenty of room for tag singers at this one too.

Chapter shows producer Greg Tepe sent a thank-you to the 29 Harmonizers who entertained Sunday afternoon/evening Dec 22nd at the White House during the holiday public tour.

The chorus was well received. No surprise photo-op with the residents this year, but a great time none the less.


Thanks to Joe Cerutti for directing, to Chris Buechler for getting all the clearance paperwork done, to  Bruce Lauther for the prep work and getting us this gig, to all the alternates who stood by and didn't get called, and to the 29 singers who ventured out on a warm rainy Sunday.

The 3rd annual NO BORDERS YOUTH CHORUS of just under 100 men, under the directorship of Joe Cerutti and assistant director Tony Colosimo, performed at Carnegie Hall on December 26th.  Guest soloist was Tim Waurick; guest quartet was LUNCH BREAK; and guest emcee was John Miller (2 time quartet gold medalist with NEW TRADITION and GRANDMA’S BOYS , and Chief Marketing Officer at NBC Sports Group).

The young men of the NO BORDERS YOUTH CHORUS came from around the world – three countries, 24 states and provinces, 50 schools and 66 choruses.  December 26th, the same day as their performance, was the very first time these singers rehearsed/performed together. This year, 20 selected members from the chorus performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with a guest orchestra and chorus from Japan.

A large crew of the Harmonizer family helped manage the event.  Joe and Tony were assisted by Carlos Barillo and Cindy Hansen.  The admin team headed up by Scott Kahler included Greg Tepe as show producer, Ian Poulin, Edris Qarghah, Craig Kujawa, Joe and Janet Cerutti Sr., Bridgette Cerutti, Alan Wile, Mike Kelly, Dave Ellis and Steve Tramack.

Monday, Dec. 30th there were 12 Harmonizers and several family members at the annual BLAST hosted by the Dundalk, MD Chapter held in Glen Burnie, MD.  There was lots of tag singing, a put-together quartet contest which several of our guys entered with guys from other chapters, and some songs from CAPRI who were judges for the contest.

Until next time – editorjack!

(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week during the 65th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd.)

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