Humor and Harmony, A Cappella Style

The London Quartet, one of Britain’s great vocal groups, brings their outstanding program of comedy and classics to the Hettinger area on Friday, Nov. 2 for the second concert of the Dakota Concert Association’s  (DCA) 2012-2013 season.

The London Quartet will be performing Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Posted Oct. 25, 2012

The London Quartet, one of Britain’s great vocal groups, brings their outstanding program of comedy and classics to the Hettinger area on Friday, Nov. 2 for the second concert of the Dakota Concert Association’s (DCA) 2012-2013 season.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. MT in the Hettinger Lutheran Church, this program is sure to delight the many members of the Association and any others who purchase a season ticket at the door that evening.

For 25 years, the group has been delighting audiences with their unique blend of humor and their a cappella harmony. In that time, they have performed over 2,000 concerts, have produced 13 albums, and have made more than 200 television appearances worldwide.

The four members of The London Quartet (Michael Steffan: baritone; Mark Fleming: tenor; Steven Brooks: tenor; and Richard Bryan: counter-tenor) are classically-trained singers who first came to prominence in the musical Blondel, which ran for 400 performances in London’s West End in the early 1980s.

They have also performed at galas aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2, at concerts in New York’s Carnegie Hall, in operas at London’s Covent Garden Festival, at Classical Parodies in front of 40,000 people at BBC Proms in the Park, or at customized Cabarets for corporate clients, in addition to performing jazz with the British Broadcasting Company’s (BBC) Big Band.

With repertoire ranging from early polyphony to cabaret, jazz and contemporary music, there is something for everyone in their shows, as they invite audience members to share in an evening of great singing, great songs, and great fun.

They will perform pieces such as “Tiger Rag,” “Yesterday,” “Sh-Boom,” “Mister Sandman,” “That Cat is High,” “Route 66” and others, by such well known groups as The Comedian Harmonists, The Beach Boys, The Mills Brothers, The Hi-Lo’s, The Crew Cuts, The Beatles, Manhattan Transfer and The Chordettes.

Whatever the venue, whatever the mood, whatever the age, The London Quartet provides the perfect night out.

For further information about this crowd-pleasing show, contact Kathleen Brackel at KB Jewelers in Hettinger, Norm Smith (701-567-2771) or any of the following board members: Betty Svihovec, Jill Sailer, Marilyn Ham (Lemmon)`, Kathy Donner (Reeder), Ada Jean Cornella, Avis Howe (Reeder), Pam Harper, Gina Joyce, or Dwight Knudson.