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Ocala Regional Medical Center Singout

After completing our singout for the medical center staff, members of the Big Sun Chorus paused briefly for a photo.  The Chorus members visited several of the nursing stations at the Hospital and sang Christmas songs for the staff. The chorus has been doing singouts for both Monroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Medical Center for several years as a public service and thank you to the dedicated hospital staffs.

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West Marion Community Hospital Singout

Members of the Big Sun Chorus paused briefly for a photo during their recent singout at the Hospital.  The Chorus members visited several of the nursing stations at the Hospital and sang Christmas songs for the staff. Since the chorus has been doing singouts for both Monroe Regional Medical Center and Ocala Regional Medical Center for several years, once this Hospital was built we added it to the program.

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Gerard Roesler Named Barbershopper of the Year

At our annual Installation Dinner, Gerard Roesler was named 2015 Barbershopper of the Year by his fellow barbershoppers.  The previous recipient of the award, Doug Oxford, congratulated Gerard and presented him with his Certificate and the plaque listing all the previous recipients.

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Monroe Medical Center Singout

Members of the Big Sun Chorus paused briefly for a photo during their recent singout at the Hospital.  The Chorus members visit several of the nursing stations at the Hospital and sing Christmas songs for the staff.  This annual tradition was started over 20 years ago and has been warmly appreciated by the hospital staff.  

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College of Central Florida Singout

The Big Sun Chorus performed in the Webber Center of the College of Central Florida for the Retired Senior Volunteers of Ocala.  The program consisted of several traditional Christmas Carols.  A quartet performed O Holy Night plus a special presentation of 'Christmas Packaging'.  

If you would be interested in having our Chorus perform at your function please click here and enter your contact information.  Someone from the Chorus will contact you to finalize the details.   

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My Three Sons

The Ocala Big Sun Chorus just concluded their Annual Show "By The Sea" with high praise from the barbershop aficionados in the audience.  In addition to the Chorus, chapter quartets, "Rowdy Boys'" and "Sunshine Sound" wowed the audience with some comedy and old time barbershop singing.  For the second half we were honored to have the world acclaimed "My Three Sons".
Steven Ditchfield started My Three Sons when his two youngest boys were 9 and 10.  The won the novice competition and four years later went on to win the State Championship.  All of the members are accomplished musicians and are part of the acclaimed "Ditchfied Family Singers".

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Sunshine Sound

Sunshine Sound continued it's tradition of providing outstanding barbershop harmony while performing on our Annual Show.

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Rowdy Boys

The Rowdy Boys were amoung the quartets entertaining the audience at our Annual Show.
To contact the Rowdy Boys for hire CLICK HERE.

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Instant Classic wins Gold

IC Vaults to quartet championship
In a thrilling victory, dark horse Instant Classic jumped from eighth place in 2014 to the gold medals in the international quartet contest. It was the largest leap since 1998, when Revival moved up from tenth to first. The quartet faced stiff competition from returning veterans; quartets finishing second through fourth all had achieved medals previously.

Click HERE for their award winning song.

The top five this year, were, in order:
1. Instant Classic, 8343 pts, 92.7%
2. Forefront, 8332 pts, 92.6%
3. Main Street, 8313 pts, 92.4%
4. Lemon Squeezy, 8219 pts. 91.3%
5. Throwback, 8074 pts 89.7%

 

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