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This Season's Concert Series includes some returning favorites as well as new shows all guaranteed to delight our patrons.

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Barbershop is Back at the First Congregational Church, Wolfeboro!

The women of Boston Accent have been singing together since 2005 and they bring their sense of fun and humor to the stage as they make you an offer: “Consider us as entertainment for your next show, corporate event, parole hearing, or emergency liposuction!” Their singing will leave you light hearted and thrilled that you attended.

Born in the fires of the Vocal Revolution Chorus, Downtown Crossing is a youthful quartet dedicated to bringing fun and energy to barbershop music. These young men will undoubtedly remind you that nothing about the evening will be “old fashioned”. When you leave, you might want to start your own group- it’s just that much fun!

Was barbershop harmony actually sung in barbershops? Certainly, and on street corners (it was sometimes called "curbstone" harmony) and at social functions and in parlors. Its roots are not just in the white, Middle-America of Norman Rockwell's famous painting. Barbershop is also a "melting pot" product of African-American immigrants who came to the new world and brought with them a musical repertoire that included hymns, psalms, and folk songs. These simple songs were often sung in four parts with the melody set in the second-lowest voice. Minstrel shows of the mid-1800s often consisted of white singers in blackface (later black singers themselves) performing songs and sketches based on a romanticized vision of plantation life. As the minstrel show was supplanted by the equally popular vaudeville, the tradition of close-harmony quartets remained, often as a "four act" combining music with ethnic comedy that would be scandalous by modern standards.

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These fresh young singers will give you a peak at the future “greats” and Great Waters Music Festival is proud to present them to you this summer.

Hailing from Utah, The Gentlemen Trio was established in June, 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained, dynamic tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. To date, GENTRI has released an Extended Play musical recording and three full length albums, the most recent being “Hymns” a collection of Christ centered hymns. All of GENTRI’s albums have reached #1 on various Billboard charts. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, “Dare,” which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition.

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Nationally recognized singer songwriter Steve March -Tormé will croon a tribute to the life and music of his famous father Mel Tormé. He will be accompanied by the ten -member Clayton Poole Orchestra compromised of professional musicians from across the country. Together, under the direction of Poole, they will entertain you with a variety of jazz and big band renditions

March-Tormé currently tours worldwide as a singer/entertainer. He has performed in 46 of the 50 states, in addition to concerts in Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, London and Italy.

Rebecca Robbins

Enjoy a summer evening garden party and musical entertainment by Broadway singer and actress Rebecca Robbins accompanied by Dr. Chris Shepard. All of this plus an exclusive dinner and cash bar await you at the Great Waters Music Festival annual fundraiser at the Barn at the Inn on Main in Wolfeboro at 6:30 on July 26th. In addition, it will be our great privilege to honor Directors Emeritae Barbara Olcott and Barbara Lobdell with a special recognition! Come dressed for a casual evening out in Wolfeboro, and join friends, neighbors and family in this exceptional annual event.

Many of you who enjoyed Broadway singer and actress Rebecca Robbins last year as she shared an intimate evening of songs and stories about her adventures while on tour with The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary North American Tour will not want to miss this year’s appearance. Since last year’s fundraiser, Rebecca appeared as Grace Farrell in 75 performances of Annie at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia and followed that by starring as Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins. This spring she played the role of Corine in the musical farce “Triumph of Love”. When not on stage, Rebecca enjoys splitting her time between her home in Philadelphia and right here in the Lakes Region.

Rebecca will be joined by her friend and collaborator Dr. Christopher Shepard who will accompany her on keyboard. Shepard is best known for his work as a choral director. He has directed choruses over the years at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. A committed educator he has been a faculty member at The Taft School, the Sydney Grammar School and Holy Cross College. In addition, he is an outstanding performer on the piano and the keyboard.