Barbershop Quartet to Entertain WAG Norman Rockwell Visitors
Barbershop quartet Tempo will be on hand to entertain visitors at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s final weekend of the exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. They will give performances at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.
“We are anticipating big crowds for the final weekend of this very popular exhibition and this will probably entail lineups,” says WAG Executive Director Stephen Borys. “We always want to make our visitor experience as enjoyable as possible and providing entertainment is one way of doing it.”
Tempo, the 2010 Quartet of the Year, often sing the anthems at Goldeyes and Bomber games, and perform at events all over the city. They consists of two former Winnipeg Blue Bombers—Ron LaTourelle and Ted Mikliechuk—along with Gordon Sargent and Jim Gilroy.
Tempo is part of The Golden Cordsmen, one of Winnipeg’s most honoured barbershop choruses who have been entertaining a capella since 1948. The 60-strong Cordsmen’s repertoire covers Broadway hits, songs from the 50s, old standards, and Doo Wop, all done in a distinctive barbershop style.
American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell is organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, American Masterpieces Program. Sponsorship is also provided by the Curtis Publishing Company, the Norman Rockwell Estate Licensing Company, and the Stockman Family Foundation. Presenting Sponsor: Border Glass & Aluminum Local Sponsors: Lindsey Steek & Company, Ricoh, Manitoba Blue Cross, Sigurdson McFadden Benefits & Pensions and Manitoba Lotteries. Local Media Sponsors: Winnipeg Free Press, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, CJOB 68, CTV and Prairie Public Broadcasting.
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