Oceanaires bring barbershop quartet music to Stafford Branch

Members of The Oceanaires performed at the Stafford branch.

Members of The Oceanaires performed at the Stafford branch.

The Oceanaires Barbershop Quartet performed at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on the evening of Aug. 26. The group is celebrating their 56th year of performing this year.

They brought their special brand of singing to large crowds at OCL’s Upper Shores and Jackson locations earlier this summer and drew an audience of  43 people in Stafford.

The 23 Oceanaires members sang such favorites as “My Coney Island Baby”, the theme from “Cabaret”, “Under the Boardwalk”, and many others during the night. 

During performance breaks they explained a bit of the history of barbershop singing and how it has evolved through the years.

Members lamented that interest has dropped over the decades and many chapters have disappeared.

The Oceanaires, which is the local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will perform next at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Long Beach Island Branch. To register for this program call 609-494-2480.

 

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