The Jamestown Barbershoppers have been invited to the nation's capital this spring. The invitation is from the Hon. Vincent C. Gray, District of Columbia mayor.
The group will give three concerts, two in Washington and an additional concert in Gettysburg, Pa. The barbershoppers will be one of the representatives of New York state in the national festival of the states and the 150th commemoration of the Civil War. The trip will leave Jamestown by bus on Thursday, May 30.
The first concert will be in Washington. The chorus will then travel to Gettysburg for a performance as an official part of the Gettysburg 150th commemoration. A third concert will again be in Washington.
The Jamestown Harmony Express will perform locally, in part, to help offset trip expenses. Two spaghetti dinners are planned and will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday and March 26 in the First Presbyterian Church, Prendergast Avenue and Sixth Street, Jamestown. The dinners will be prepared by David Lewis. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
The annual Barbershop Gospel and Sacred Concert will be held on May 11 in Christ First United Methodist Church. Concert tickets are $10 per person.
Tickets for all three events are available from chorus members and at the door.
Representing Jamestown in performance tours is part of local barberhoppers programming.