Harmony on the water…
I usually think of ferry rides as a vortex of time between one reality and another. But who says there can’t be music in limbo? The Island Chordsmen Plus are having their free annual barbershop ferry sing for your listening pleasure. Here’s more from long time member (and my dear ol’ Dad) Don Leff:
The Island Chordsmen Plus, along with a ferryload of islanders and visitors, will sing their way from Friday Harbor to all the islands, and then sing their way back to Friday Harbor. They’ll all be on the 5:40pm inter-island ferry and return to Friday Harbor at 8:25pm on Thursday, June 28th.
Audience participation is welcome but not required, as director Angel Michaels will have the group perform widely recognized tunes for those who want to sing along with the melody and some less familiar treats to showcase the voices of the group members.
“The most fun is when other riders stand with us and sing,” says fellow tenor Roz Casad. “That’s the reason we do it, to enjoy ourselves and share the harmony with other people.”
“The whole thing is very low stress,” says Don Leff. “We sit aboard the ferry, bring our own picnic dinner to eat, and enjoy the great view.”
Unscripted, and somewhat unrehearsed, this harmonious San Juan Islands moveable musical fest guarantees an evening of enjoyment, fun, and relaxation on the water.