The Earlville Opera House is proud to present the Blue Parsley Boys Sunday August 7th at 3 PM, hosted as a special fundraiser for the Earlville Opera House. This performance by the Blue Parsley Boys is dedicated to the memory of Blue Parsley Boys member Jim Lloyd who passed away this year.The Blue Parsley Boys are one of the area’s premier a cappella ensembles. Together since 1998, the Blue Parsley Boys are known for singing familiar and humorous a cappella arrangements. The group works on an ever-changing book of approximately 100 songs. In the past, this has included fan favorites such as spiritual “Bound for Jubilee,” “In My Room” by the Beach Boys, a satirical rendition of the story of Noah in “Old Man Noah,” the traditional American folk song “Shenandoah,” the Irish ballad “Danny Boy,” and Billy Joel’s iconic “For the Longest Time.”
The group consists of first tenors Reg Wilson and Neal Roberts, lead and second tenors, Bud Ballinger and Ben Eberhardt, baritones Dan De Noyelles, Bruce Ward, and Christian Vischi; and basses Dave Lantz and Todd Thomsen, with musical direction provided by Laura Pasquith.
This performance by the Blue Parsley Boys is dedicated to the memory of Blue Parsley Boys member Jim. Jim had a significant impact beyond Colgate, where he was a professor for 35 years. He was twice elected Trustee of the Village of Hamilton and also served as its Police Commissioner. He was very active in the Park United Methodist Church, where he was a member for over 50 years. He was an accomplished baritone, and, in addition to the church choir, he sang in the University Chorus, the Colgate Chamber Singers, and the Blue Parsley Boys. Jim and his wife Rachel left Hamilton in 2014, to be near their daughter and grandchild in Seattle, WA. He is survived by his wife, Rachel, his two daughters, Erica and Rebecca, and grandchildren, Adam and Conrad.
The Blue Parsley Boys performs Sunday August 7th at 3 PM. Doors open at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $12 to the general public, $10 for members, and $6 for students and children (under 18). The Earlville Opera House is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift. For more information, call 315-691-3550 or visit http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.