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THE HAYS HIGH PLAINS BARBERSHOP CHORUS, under the direction of Don Urban and Bill Scott, and the Prairie Timbre Quartet will be featured in a 30-minute concert in St. Fidelis Catholic Church at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2011.
Formed in 1968, the chorus’ membership is comprised of more than 30 male voices representing nine counties surrounding Ellis County. Their purpose is to promote the arts in the area school music programs and share their talents and passion for singing Barbershop harmonies. Included in their repertoire are selections of traditional Barbershop standards and patriotic, religious, and American pop music.
Four members of the chorus call themselves the Prairie Timbre Quartet. This group includes lead singer, James Michaelis, from Bazine who is a steel fabricator by profession. Norman “Doc” Giebler, a retired Hays dentist and charter member of the chorus, provides the tenor voice. The baritone, Ross Jamison, is Transportation Director for U.S.D. 208 in Wakeeney. Gayle Garrelts, a retired history teacher from Hays, adds depth to the ensemble singing the bass.
The close tonal harmonies of each chord they sing will resonate through “the Cathedral of the Plains” and linger in your heart long after the final chord fades.
Prairie Timbre Quartet