Javea Grapevine Issue 183 2016 Two - Page 74

A CAPPELLA MAGIC is being organised by the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers who are visiting Calpe for their Annual Convention March 31st to April 3rd. WORLD CHAMPION QUARTETS TO APPEAR ON THE COSTA BLANCA “LoveNotes” from the USA and “Musical Island Boys” from New Zealand, both world champion quartets, are being flown in for A CAPPELLA MAGIC, a concert being held at on March 31st at Casa de Cultura, Calpe. Calpe Almost six hundred singers and fans of Barbershop will be in Calpe including visitors from Russia, Sweden, Holland, Ireland, the UK – and of course, the best in the world from the USA and New Zealand. Current President of SABS, Lyn Baines, commented “Barbershop in 2016 is very different to what it was when it started to grow away from its African-American roots between the 1st and 2nd World War, when only men took part. Today, the barbershop style of singing is enjoyed by male and female quartets and choruses throughout the world.” Lyn added “In the 1950/60’s singers like Andy Williams, Dick Van Dyke and even the Osmonds made the style popular. Today’s champions sing traditional and very modern songs.” Marcia’s Dance Centre and Stage School will also be performing at the event. Everyone who enjoys a musical evening with some comedy thrown in, are welcome at Casa de Cultura, Calpe on March 31st. For tickets call 693 017 617 or email: tickets@sabs.es.