In honor of this special day (April 11th), my chorus organized a webcast featuring choruses throughout the New York area and free to view worldwide. This special presentation also included the international barbershop quartet champions (four guys, all younger than I), who were featured on the Today Show and an impromptu performance in Times Square.
I could gush over how amazing it was, but instead I thought I'd offer tweets from the rest of the world -- an audience that included over 110,000 people from all 50 states and 10 countries.
I think this is the 1st time my son is hearing men (instead of women) singing barbershop.
He's mesmerized. #bhs75 - @erinccpi #bhs75 loving the webcast! - @bassman_michael
Great opening to the webcast by @RingmastersQtet - if you're not watching http://barbershop.org , you're missing out! #bhs75 - @HarmonyInc
#bhs75. Ringmasters rocking the stage! -@Fuller6544
Enjoying the webcast so far! #bhs75 - @zedramaqueen
Voices of Gotham killing it on the live webcast #BHS75!!! http://www.barbershop.org ! - @MusicCityChorus
Watching @flatironfour tear it up for #bhs75 online http://barbershop.org - @QuartetLead
loving the bhs webcast! #bhs75 - @ValCeeCee
This is so great to watch! Can't wait to hear sweet Adeline's :) #bhs75 - @singmusic4life
@voicesofgotham Fantastic performance, gentlemen! Gotham City is in good hands... who needs Batman?!? #bhs75 - @dekesharon
We need to do more of this, just get everyone together, sing, reminisce, honor this craft, for free, and shared around the world! #BHS75 - @Cmicorcoran...And that was just a sample of the trending topics.
I'd say it was an overwhelming success, and I'm glad I got to be both part of and behind the event.