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February 5, 2007

Senior champs

Friendly Advice—a quartet made up of a real estate agent, a candy factory owner, a landscape architect and an environmental engineer from Washington state—grabbed the gold in the 2007 Barbershop Harmony Society International Seniors Quartet Contest, beating out 25 other competitors from the Canada, U.S.A., and Australia.

The contest was held in conjunction with the Society’s annual midwinter convention this week in Albuquerque.

Friendly Advice members hail from Bellevue and Bellingham areas in Washington. They finished only seven points ahead of Vintage Gold from California who took silver for the second year. Third place went to Great Western Timbre Co. out of Florida; fourth to Silver Chords also of Bellevue, Wash., and fifth place was won by Catalyst out of Iowa.

Members of Friendly Advice are: tenor Dan Tangarone, lead Wes Sorstokke, baritone Bill Thurmon, and bass Forrest Lamotte. They scored a total of 889 points. The quartet represented the Society’s Evergreen District.

Posted by acapnews at February 5, 2007 9:21 PM