Seattle SeaChordsmen will take you to the World's Fair Saturday

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus

Photos by Jerry Pickard

On Saturday July 1st at 2:00pm and 7pm, The Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus will be in concert at the Shorewood Performing Arts Center, 17300 Fremont Ave N.

Their show "World In Harmony" is a tribute to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.
Elvis orders Belgian Waffles

The Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus is a no audition, every man welcome group. Joining them in this production will be the "Monorails" quartet, the "Blue Sky" quartet, and the 4.0 group.

The Waffle Girl dreams of
dancing with Elvis
The Sweet Adelines are the companion performance group, composed of all women. The "Frenzy" group, part of the Sweet Adelines, will perform.

It is the Seattle World's Fair, so the chorus will sing "Come and see Seattle" and "Summer of '62" which were two of the promotional songs for the Fair.

The full program includes songs that are both familiar and unfamiliar. 

In a tribute to America's military the SeaChordsmen will sing a medley of songs as performed at the Flag Pavilion during the fair.

Then ELVIS comes to the fair and makes a stop to order waffles at the Belgian Waffle House, which served the most popular treat at the World's Fair. (The real Elvis was unable to make practice and was represented by a cardboard Elvis).

Elvis tells the waffle girl, "Thank you, thank you very much!"  The chorus sings "Over The Rainbow" while the waffle girl ogles Elvis and dreams of dancing with him.

Jim Smith was an original member
and sang with the group at the
1962 World's Fair
Waffle Girl is played by Meg Shephard 2017 Ballard High School graduate and Elvis is played by David "Elvis" Lomond.

There will be medleys of Elvis songs as a tribute to the Elvis film "It Happened at the World's Fair."

For those who have seen the movie or remember the Fair, the performance of "The Bubbleator Song" may be the highlight.

Attending rehearsal was Jim Smith, 88 years old. He was a member of the original SeaChordsmen and performed with the group at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. DSC08046

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets


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