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.
The Beehive Statesmen entertained the crowds with an inspiring performance of traditional Christmas songs in the barbershop style Monday night, Dec 2. Hosted by the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, the Statesmen continued their tradition of providing a free Christmas concert that is both inspiring and entertaining. The wonderful audience of over 250 persons were kind enough to laugh at the corney jokes and were genuinely engaged throughout the performance. The Statesmen wish to express their continued gratitude to the Salt Lake Zoo Arts and Parks program for their continuing support that makes our performances and out reach possible as well as our wonderful partnership with the Sons of Utah Pioneers. The Statesmen are proud of their efforts to embody our motto of 'Service Through S
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.
The Beehive Statesmen were very active this holiday season. We provided 11 concerts in 19 days to a wide audience. These included our annual Christmas show, a concert in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square and concerts for 5 different senior/assisted living centers. We enjoyed the opportunity to share our love of barbershop music with such diverse audiences and hope you will join us at our future events in the coming year!
The hallowed halls of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers (SUP) building were invaded on June 1st and 2nd by dozens of fearsome buccaneers sailing in on the S. S. Lida Rose. The pirates, led by Captain Penny Peshell and First Officer Paul Barlow, arrived just in time to start celebrating the 70th birthday of the Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Chorus. Both the Friday evening show, and the Saturday matinee, were loaded with privateers, barbershop classic choral pieces, barbershop quartets, and one-legged jokes.
The Statesmen, presenting their 70th annual Spring show as part of their 70th birthday party, were supported by 3 quartets, 4th Street, SLiC City, and Staying Alive.