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The Power Returns

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 the Beehive Statesmen entered the post-pandemic era with a pair of great shows. Using a modified version of their famed 3n1 format, the Statesmen did shows at two senior living facilities, Sagewood and Anthology, both in South Jordan. Under the direction of Paul Barlow and Chris Wiggins, the Statemen rang chords, thundered uplifting songs and whispered sweet blessings. The audiences were also treated to the dulcet tones of four quartets, Memories Grow, Here Four You, Beehive Blend, and Fourth Street. The audiences, of about fifty each, were very appreciative and requested (demanded) that we return for Christmas.

In grand Beehive Statesmen fashion, the quartet "Here 4 You" plus1 entertained with excellence on Valentine's Day.  It was all smiles! Heartwarming love songs were the bright spot of the Day!

In spite of Covid restrictions, the Statesmen were able to deliver Singing Valentines this year both in-person and by delivering virtual Singing Valentines to recipients far away!  Barbershoppers everywhere know that nothing beats the look of surprise and appreciation on the faces of those being recognized by their loved ones!

Looking forward to next year!

 

After a 16 month hiatus from all group singing due to the Covid -19 pandemic, the Beehive Statesmen dusted off the old pitch pipe, and anxiously performed their summer repertoire for a culturally starved audience. A great crowd was in attendance, for an evening of 4 -part Barbershop harmony.  Some of the audience favorites sung by the "Men in Blue" were, Hi Neighbor, A Wink & A Smile, Danny Boy, America the beautiful, to name just a few.  A Sing a long was welcomed by the audience, and was enjoyed alot.  There were 4 Chapter Quartets that performed on the show...4th Street, SLick City. Beehive Blend, and Here For You.  The weather was perfect with the stage nestled between the tall trees.

During May of 2019, the Beehive Statesmen presented four shows, including shows in West Valley, South Jordan, and Draper. 

This marks an expansion of the Statesmen's service area which heretofore had been mostly relegated to the North East and East Central regions of the city.

The Statesmen, who sing as a service to senior care facilities, and 'because it is fun', have presented seven shows in 2019 and plan to present a total of 25 shows by years end.

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