Lee Students Form Barbershop Quartet

Lee University students come to school with several genres in their repertoire.  Four Lee students have come together this semester to create their own barbershop quartet.  These students are freshmen music majors with a passion for barbershop and quartet harmonies.

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Lee University students come to school with several genres in their repertoire. Four Lee students have come together this semester to create their own barbershop quartet. These students are freshmen music majors with a passion for barbershop and quartet harmonies. We had a chance to talk to the lead Andrew Easterling about his experience. "So starting off with how long we have been doing this, we actually just started doing barbershop with us four together this year. We all met through our residence hall and discovered each others love for barbershop. Jordan was the only one who had never sung barbershop before, but once we introduced it to him, he was hooked. Wyatt, Hayden and myself have sung with different barbershop choruses before, including Crimson Pride Chorus based out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Sound of Tennessee based here in Cleveland, Tennessee. All three of us have been involved in barbershop for a number of years now and our love and passion for barbershop continues to grow everyday. Jordan is actually standing in right now as a fourth member while we continue to search for a fourth person to sing bass because of his busy schedule. Our current formation is myself on Lead, Wyatt McCarter on Bass, Hayden Rupert on Baritone, and Jordan Narkates on Tenor. We absolutely love singing with each other and it's a privilege to be best friends with these guys. Our favorite part about barbershop is the intricate, tight harmony that allows us to produce such a rich and full quartet sound. It is something that everyone can be apart of, which we love to include others in our singing. We are planning on attempting to qualify for the 2020 International Varsity Quartet Contest in Los Angeles, California. We are so excited for this new journey with each other and we can't wait to keep the whole world singing!" We are so proud of these young men and their love of music. We wish them the very best!

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We had a chance to talk to the lead Andrew Easterling about his experience.

“So starting off with how long we have been doing this, we actually just started doing barbershop with us four together this year. We all met through our residence hall and discovered each others love for barbershop. Jordan was the only one who had never sung barbershop before, but once we introduced it to him, he was hooked. Wyatt, Hayden and myself have sung with different barbershop choruses before, including Crimson Pride Chorus based out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Sound of Tennessee based here in Cleveland, Tennessee. All three of us have been involved in barbershop for a number of years now and our love and passion for barbershop continues to grow everyday. Jordan is actually standing in right now as a fourth member while we continue to search for a fourth person to sing bass because of his busy schedule. Our current formation is myself on Lead, Wyatt McCarter on Bass, Hayden Rupert on Baritone, and Jordan Narkates on Tenor. We absolutely love singing with each other and it’s a privilege to be best friends with these guys. Our favorite part about barbershop is the intricate, tight harmony that allows us to produce such a rich and full quartet sound. It is something that everyone can be apart of, which we love to include others in our singing. We are planning on attempting to qualify for the 2020 International Varsity Quartet Contest in Los Angeles, California. We are so excited for this new journey with each other and we can’t wait to keep the whole world singing!”

We are so proud of these young men and their love of music. We wish them the very best!

Chamber Music Performance November 14th

Come to Squires Recital hall tomorrow night at 7:30 to see Chamber Music perform their Fall 2019 concert!

Chamber Music is an ensemble including multiple musicians from different backgrounds and experiences coming together to perform unique and captivating music. Students are given a piece of music to learn with at least one other student, and are given a professor as a coach to track their progress.

Chamber Music is directed by Dr. Gloria Chien, and her assistant director Dr. ChoEun Lee.

See you all tomorrow!

Warp trio to Perform at Lee University

Not your typical piano trio, the Warp Trio (Mikael Darmanie- piano, Ju Young Lee- cello, and Josh Henderson- violin) is an internationally touring cross-genre chamber music experience. Warp Trio combines original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation and unique takes on classical favorites. Reflecting the combination of Juilliard trained members, juxtaposed with members steeped in rock and jazz styles, the one of a kind trio is known for their electrifying public performances.

The Warp Trio will perform Monday, November 11th at 7:30 in Lee University’s Pangle Hall.

Tickets are available by calling the Dixon Center Box Office at 423-614-8343, or picking up tickets at the box office during weekday operating hours of 3-6 p.m.