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Barbershop chorus to perform at county fair next Thursday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

 If fair-goers suddenly hear the sounds of four part harmony, it’s probably coming from this year’s featured entertainment: Cowboy Capital Chorus. The group is set to take the stage for a free concert at the Phillips County Fair Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

 Cowboy Capital Chorus is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, an international group of people who love to sing and love the sound of four part harmony. The chorus has been around since 2001 and meets in Ogallala, Neb. Members are from Ogallala; North Platte, Neb.; Madrid, Neb.; Venango, Neb.; Amherst; and Holyoke.

 The vocalists sing at many civic organizations, city gatherings, churches and birthday and anniversary parties. They not only enjoy barbershop style music but also enjoy singing gospel, patriotic and Christmas music.

 Cowboy Capital Chorus will be performing songs from their annual show which was held in April.

 Joining the chorus at the Fair entertainment is the barbershop quartet Equally Delinquent.

 Local men in the group include Maury Kramer singing lead, tenor Chris Garcia and Dan Kafka on the bass part. They are joined by baritone Steve Schwartzkopf.

 The quartet was officially formed in May 2008, however the group had undergone several name changes and vocalist substitutions for a few years before that.

 Equally Delinquent incorporates ’50s doo wop and ’60s harmony classics while still maintaining the traditional barbershop favorites. They perform at a number of events across western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado.

 The group also attends the Rocky Mountain Harmony College in Estes Park each year.