October 2011
Rocky Mountain District 2011 Convention & Contest

The New MexiChords went up from Albuquerque to Colorado Springs for the annual convention and contest of the Barbershop Harmony Society's Rocky Mountain District. No champions this year, but all had fun and all sang well.

Five quartets from Albuquerque — three from the New MexiChords — were part of the quartet competition. They are shown here in the order in which they sang.

First to sing was Rio Bravo.

The second of our quartets to sing was After School.

After School was last year's District Senior Quartet Champion. But they didn't repeat.

Last to sing was Brass Rail.

We thought all three quartets sounded really good!

And then there was the chorus competition, with two Albuquerque groups singing. Besides the New MexiChords, the competition included our sibling chorus, the Duke City Sound.

One of our members went home ill, but the New Mexichords had 39 singers on the risers, plus the director. Here's how the chorus looked just after the curtain opened.

That's a little hard to see much detail on. For a little more detail (but on a smaller part of the group),
here's a shot of the central section of the chorus as we sang.

As I said, it was fun. And there was a lot of good singing. Now we'll be waiting for — and working toward — next year's contest. We're told it will be in Albuquerque.

If you enjoy barbershop style music, watch for our next show and come hear us sing.
Or come sing with us. It's really fun!

The New MexiChords is an a cappella barbershop chorus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, affiliated with the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Category: Music

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