We are the Venice Gondoliers, the local chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Education of Barbershop Quartet Singing of America (S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society.)
We sing for fun and fellowship and share our music with Civic Clubs, Schools, Retirement Centers and a variety of Community groups. We dress up in our best Barbershop finery for our Annual show, held each March, where you might find us performing Broadway show songs, traditional Barbershop tunes, sacred hymns or rousing patriotic anthems.
We are a nonprofit organization which donates performance proceeds to local School music programs, local Charities, Scholarships and Cultural groups. Currently there twenty four of us who sing with the Venice Gondoliers.
If you like to sing and if you would like to share in the fun and excitement of barbershop harmony, then why not visit one of our rehearsals? All you need to be a Venice Gondolier is an interest in singing and harmony. Our music programs teach you basic music reading skills and vocal techniques.
It is not necessary that you "read music" to sing with us. We teach the four parts (lead, bass, baritone, and tenor) using sheet music, learning tapes and actual singing with the chorus and/or a quartet.
We meet each Monday night, 6:30 P M, at the Lakeside Lutheran Church, Meyer Hall, 2401 Tamiami Trail, So Venice, FL.
For more information contact:
PO Box 641, Venice, FL 34284-0641
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The singing never stops every Monday evenings for the Venice Gondoliers Barbershop Chorus. Since 1988 the Gondoliers have been serenading Venice with speciual appearances and their long running Annual Show. There is an ongoing process of learning and singing behind these appearances. Monday hehearsals include going through learning music, reviewing long standing barbershop favorites and being introduced to new material.
Many of the Venice Gondoliers have many years of Barbershopping experience from all over the country. There are also a number of 'rookie' members. Men who have sung in their church choirs or simply 'rock it out' in the shower. The music ranges from beautiful classics like "I Believe' and "Caroline" , great oldies like "If You Knew Susie" and "Hello, Mary Lou" to popular music like "Under the Board Walk" and "Yesterday"
Any time is a wonderful time to learn all about the fun and satisfaction of singing barbrshop with the Gondoliers. The Gondoliers gather every Monday at 6:15 PM at Lakeside Lutherand Church, 2041 S. Tamiami Trail S, next to Classic Jewelry and Rece Trac . Guests are always welcome to join the gondoliers for an evening of fun and camaraderie.
Please join the Gondoliers any Monday night. Just let our Guest Host know that you are coming so he can put a Guest Book of songs together for you.
Contact Guest Host Bill Tedrow (941)455-0230 or billtedrow@gmail,com
Director Lee Frayer works on an exercise of sight reading music with a group of VGBC menters
Director Lee Frayer directs a group of chorus members in songs for the next Annual show
President - Danny Cornnell
Secretary - Bill Dusablon
Treasurer - Bill Tedrow
At Large - Don Maselli
At Large - Bob "Sherlock" Holmes
Immediate Past President - Gary Fisher
Director - Lee Frayer