FRIDAY, JUNE 1: A choral group that sang the US National Anthem for The Phillies are to perform in Bermuda this month.
The Haverford School Notables, a group of a cappella singers, who will go on to sing with the Princeton Tigertons and Harvard Krokodiloes, had been scheduled to perform in Cuba but it was deemed too dangerous in light of recent unrest in the country.
They will be performing at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Coral Beach, Tucker’s Point Hotel and Cathedral Most Holy Trinity between June 13 to 18. There are further tentative dates lined up during their stay.
The Haverford School is a private boys school in Haverford, Philadelphia, and The Notables is a carefully auditioned group of seventeen young men from 9th-12th grade selected from the fifty voice, Glee Club.
The young singers are top academic students and the stars of many dramatic productions. They are also champion swimmers, wrestlers, track stars, football, lacrosse, rugby and crew devotees, gifted violinists and pianists.
The Notables give dozens of concerts in churches, synagogues, clubs and retirement communities as well as several combined concerts at Haverford’s sister schools, Baldwin and Agnes Irwin, and the Brearley School of New York.
They recently completed a tour of Denmark and Sweden in June while previous tours include France, Italy, Germany, Spain and other parts of Europe.
They have sung the National Anthem for The Philadelphia Phillies as well as sung at The Kimmel Centre in Philadelphia. Last month, they spent two Sunday mornings in residence at the Princeton University Chapel.
Director Michael Stairs is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and the Curtis Institute of Music. He is Chair of the Advancement Committee of the Presser Foundation. He is a celebrated organist and plays The Longwood Gardens and The Wanamakers organ as well as is the organist for The Philadelphia Orchestra. He is currently Organist Emeritus at The Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr. Michael has been with The Haverford School for 25 yrs and is retiring this Spring. He has touched many of his students forever by his love and devotion of music.
For a sampling of The Notables visit: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Haverford+School+NotablesWednesday June 13:
Harbour Nights (tentative performance).
La Tratorria (tentative performance).
Thursday June 14:
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club at 12:15pm and at 1pm.
Saturday June 16:
Dinner sing at two seatings at Tucker’sPoint.
Sunday June 17:
10am Service Cathedral Most Holy Trinity.
Afternoon at Coral Beach Club.