If it’s Tuesday evening at 10PM, the sound of barbershop at Quigley’s Irish Pub must be the Chorus of DuPage, a group of men who love to sing old-fashioned melodies in four-part harmony.
Under the direction of Craig Ahlgrim, a third generation barbershopper from Westmont, the Chorus of DuPage, now in its 51st year, also enjoys singing the hits of the Beach Boys as well as patriotic and Irish tunes, too. They even write new lyrics to old familiar songs.
Out on the patio at Quigley’s Tuesday evening, the men entertained an appreciative audience with “In My Room,” “Witchcraft,” “Never Go Wrong with a Song,” and “I’ll Be Seeing You,” to name just a few. One of the group’s newer members, John Rosanova, said they had been rehearsing “at the band shell” for upcoming performances.
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This week at 7:45PM Thurs., Aug. 9, the Chorus of DuPage will travel to Joliet where they will perform at Billy Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson, at Bluff St.
Next week, the singers will stage a free concert at 7PM Wed., Aug. 15, at the Naperville Riverwalk Amphitheater along Jackson Ave. at Eagle St.
Always looking for new members, the DuPage Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7PM every Tuesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Naperville. During the summer months, they practice at the Naperville Concert Center in Central Park.
For more meeting information, call President Paul Palmer at (312) 749-3940.
Next Tuesday after their weekly rehearsal, the Chorus of DuPage will return to Quigley’s Irish Pub in downtown Naperville where patrons always seems to enjoy the added attraction of their joyful music.