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Director gets pie in the face during competition--how sweet it was!
by Neal Siegal for Vocal Area Network
Posted July 24, 2005

Big Apple Chorus, Utah, July 9, 2005Under the watchful eyes of nearly 10,000 discerning spectators, the Big Apple Chorus ended a meticulously planned competition performance on July 9  with--literally--pie on the face--of director Joe Hunter, that is! Fortunately, to everyone’s delight, they were singing a medley of. “Make’em Laugh” and “Comedy Tonight”. The chorus was in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2005 International Convention, representing the Manhattan Chapter. The Barbershop Harmony Society (www.barbershop.org) has 800 chapters worldwide in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Russia.

As expected, the audience got the kind of antics barbershop fans the world over love about the Big Apple Chorus. The 85-man chorus is known among most of the 60,000 Barbershop Society’s devotees for their uniquely New York “in your face” style and mix of entertainment and four-part close harmony a cappella singing. The performance in Utah earned the chorus an overwhelming standing ovation, and landed them eleventh and among the highest ranked barbersho