Charleston, WV— Ted Rose, the Music Director of Charleston’s Barbershop Chorus, the Kanawha Kordsmen, has been named the Director of the Year by the Johnny Appleseed District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Mr. Rose has been the Kordsmen Music Director since 2010. He holds a B.F.A. degree in Music Composition with a specialization in Voice, from Marshall University in addition to a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia Tech. He is employed as Project lead of the Master Data Management project at MRC Global in Charleston.
Ted’s Father was able to be at the ceremony to see him get the Director of the Year Award
Mr. Rose says that his award is “recognition of the continued improvement of the quality of singing that the Kanawha Kordsmen are doing. Men who enjoy singing are invited to join us at rehearsal on Monday nights at 7 P.M. at the Columbia Gas Auditorium on MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston. Everybody is encouraged to attend the Charleston Harmony show on June 22 at the Clay Center at 7:30 P.M. when the Kordsmen will share the stage with the international champion quartet, O.C. Times.” This award is the second for a director of the Kanawha Kordsmen, as Skipp Kropp was a recipient in 2009.
The Johnny Appleseed District, which consists of Ohio, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania, is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society which is celebrating its 75th anniversary in April 2013. With more than 23,000 members, the Barbershop Harmony Society is the largest all-male singing organization in the world.
Through the efforts of Chapter President Bert Gross, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Proclaimed April 7-13 as Barbershop Harmony Week, in celebration of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 75th anniversary.
Click on the Image to read the Proclamation.
Click on the Flyer see a video about this wonderful opportunity
The Kanawha Kordsmen proudly present our 39th annual show, Charleston Harmony,
in conjunction with FestivALL, http://www.festivallcharleston.com/
Featuring OC Times The Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2008 International Quartet Champion & the Kordsmen YIH Chorus under the direction of workshop Dean & clinician, Manny Lopez from San Antonio, TX
June 22, 2013-7:30 pm
Clay Center Maier Performance Hall
1 Clay Square-Charleston WV 25301
All seats reserved. Tickets available at the Clay Center Box Office only 304-561-3570
PROCEEDS HELP FUND OUR Youth In Harmony education program.
Presents: Harmony Diversity
What- This is a Two-Saturday (June 15th and 22nd) intensive rehearsal with a performance the second Saturday evening that will showcase the talents of vocalists from middle school through college age. It is an opportunity for young and old, male and female to sing together in many vocal styles!
For more information click on Youth in Harmony above
Although we lost our organizer, of the Kordsmen Picnic and Comedy Quartet Contest, due to Dave and Linda leaving us for the shores of Maryland. We had many Kordsmen step up and help out. Our Thanks to Sharon Stevens for organizing the Food portion of the Picnic and for Paul Fleming and President Fuller taking care of the rest. As always Pat Croghan with the aid of Drew Price handled the Grilling.
We had Two contestants for the Comedy Quartet Contest, Main Attraction and Uncle Ernie’s Boys, and according to esteemed judges Uncle Ernie’s Boys came out on top.
After the Contest we had all manner of current and former quartets entertaining us followed by the chorus and guest from the ThunderTones singing together.
5 of our members attended Harmony University at Missouri Western State University in St. Jo. Missouri. Our Directors, Ted Rose and Steve Waggoner, attended Directors College for the 2nd year and 3 others Bert Gross, Jim Merrill and Ken Stevens attended very fine classes for the Harmony University General population.
The Kanawha Kordsmen’s annual show (Singing Up a Storm) is in conjunction with FestivaAll Charleston http://www.festivallcharleston.com/
Click on the Postcard above to see our video about this event
Presents: Singing Up A Storm
What- This is a Saturday intensive rehearsal with a Sunday performance that will showcase the talents of vocalists from middle school through college age. It is an opportunity for young and old male and female to sing together in the “Barbershop” style. Continue reading