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Downtown Crossing @ Jackson Community Church
Saturday, March 18, 7:30pm
Mountain Top Music brings award-winning Barbershop Quartet to Jackson
From the embers of The Vocal Revolution Chorus, a community of male singers from around the Boston areas, a youthful quartet dedicated to bringing fun and energy to barbershop music was born – called “Downtown Crossing”. Mountain Top Music is pleased to bring this award-winning vocal quartet to the Mt Washington Valley on Saturday evening, March 18th, 7:30pm at the Jackson Community Church.
Downtown Crossing, also known as DTX, is comprised of the talents of Dan Costello, Ben Orenstein, Joey Constantine, and Seth Orenstein. They join together in song singing traditional barbershop harmony but sometimes mesh it with the likes of spiritual numbers, stage musical favorites, and Motown chart toppers. They have won or placed in the Northeastern District Quartet and Chorus Championships for many years and will again be competing in the International event in Las Vegas this summer.
Seth Orenstein was first introduced to barbershop music when he was ten years old by his “barbershopping” grandfather. He has become a front-row member of the chorus, member of the music team and is the tenor, which means he sings the high notes.
Joey Constantine is the Lead singer. After one year of playing the clarinet in middle school, Joey quickly realized that the only instrument he needed was his voice. You’ll understand why when you hear this man sing! Joey can be found in his spare time functioning as the Assistant Conductor of the Vocal Revolution.
Baritone Dan Costello has been singing barbershop for 16 years thanks to his Grandfather John. Dan is a certified Director of the Barbershop Harmony Society and currently directs the Vocal Revolution Chorus (formerly “Sounds of Concord”).
And if you like the low notes, then Ben Orenstein is your man. He stands next to Joey and fills out the bottom of DTX’s sound. Like his brother Seth, he was introduced to the sound of barbershop by his grandfather and sings mostly roots and fifths!
Seats are first-come, first serve, at the Jackson Community Church, 127 Main St, Jackson, NH. Cost is $17/person prepay at or $20/person at the door; children and students are free. Come join Mountain Top Music in welcoming these talented individuals as they bring the sounds of close harmonies and barbershop tunes back to our area.
Facilitator Rev. Doug Bixby will lead a workshop for our church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
With his permission, we’ll provide brief excerpts from his book in downloadable PDF form (and printed copies). We also have a limited number of the complete volume for use before and after the workshop (these are available for immediate pickup).
This will kick-start the elimination of redundant and unnecessary committees, revitalize the teams that have a specific reason for being in existence, and focus our work on the mission and action of the church, minimizing administrative overload and freeing up energy and resources for the “why” that really moves us and gives us joy.