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The Blue Parlsey Boys

The Blue Parlsey Boys

On Sunday, May 3rd at 3 pm come for a matinee with the Blue Parsley Boys singing a cappella in “Fifty Shades of Blue.” The Blue Parsley Boys are one of the area’s premier a cappella ensembles. The Colgate Inn of Hamilton generously sponsors this performance.

Together since 1998, the Blue Parsley Boys are known for singing familiar and humorous a cappella arrangements. “We’ve taken what used to be an entrée of street-corner barbershop and added a pinch of rock, a dash of spirituals, a dollop of doo-wop and garnished our sound with some Blue Parsley,” said Reg Wilson, one of the group’s high tenors. “Whether your taste is a little old fashioned or more contemporary, you’re going to love a vocal style that we have to say is all our own.”

The group works on an ever-changing book of approximately 100 songs. In the past, this has included fan favorites such as Joyce Eilers’ 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.”

Joining Wilson in the Blue Parsley Boys are first tenor Neal Roberts; second tenors Bud Ballinger and Ben Eberhardt; baritones Dan de Noyelles, Christian Vischi and Bruce Ward; basses Dave Lantz and Todd Thomsen. Accompanist Laura Pasquith will be playing the 1893 Chickering Baby Grand.

Don’t miss the Blue Parsley Boys in the amazing acoustics of the 1892 Opera House. Tickets are available online or by calling EOH at $12, $10 EOH members, $7 students. Premium seating applies in the first 4 rows with additional charges of $5. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.

During your visit, take advantage of the exhibits in the three EOH Art Galleries, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists as well as the homemade desserts in the EOH Arts Café! Delicious refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, including hot and cold drinks. For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.

EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.

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Listen to the incomparable piano stylings of Tony award winning Dianne McDowell.

You are invited to join your friends and neighbors and fellow patrons of the arts on Friday, September 26 at the Colgate Inn in Hamilton, NY for a silent auction to benefit the Opera House. Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres generously provided by the Colgate Inn.  Listen to the incomparable piano stylings of Tony award winning Dianne McDowell! Bid on artwork, local crafts, food, trips, antiques, and services from babysitting to legal counsel, all donated by friends of the Opera House.

For more than 40 years, Earlville Opera House has been a mecca for arts and entertainment in rural central New York. Housed in a restored, historic, late-19th-century structure on Main Street in the Village of Earlville, the Opera House offers classes for children and adults; exhibits the work of local, regional and national artists; and stages performances ranging from community theater to nationally renowned musicians.

Here are some sample items that you can bid on: an airplane ride, a kayak trip, local farm products, child care, legal services, music lessons, cooking lessons, Nantucket market basket, massages, large bowl by Ede Walker, tickets to upcoming shows, golf for four, a home-baked pie per month for a year, Colgate Athletic basket with game tickets, t-shirts, sweatshirts & more, quilted wall hanging, children’s basket, Among Stones jewelry, Golden Artists Acylic paint basket, Watercolor paint basket and Oil paint basket, Tumbleweed Gumbo concert at your house party or outdoor event, 1 month fitness pass, wine, 2 hours studio recording, Blue Parsley Boys a capella music for your party or event, 4 hours architectural consultation, including concept drawings and much, much more!

For a listing of more of the fun things at the auction go to the EOH Facebook event page for the EOH Auction! Link

Idle and abandoned for more than two decades before it was saved from demolition in 1971, the Opera House has been rehabilitated and sustained through volunteer effort and the generosity of members and friends, and it has become a beacon for the arts in our community.

Mark your calendar for Friday, September 26, 5:00-7:30 pm. Admission is $15, and you’ll be fostering the arts in central New York.

Please support the arts in central New York!  Buy your raffle tickets and come out for a fun evening!

Please support the arts in central New York! Buy your raffle tickets and come out for a fun evening!

Tickets available at:   Evergreen Gallery, 11 Lebanon St., Hamilton or via the Earlville Opera House through 315-691-3550 or or by seeing one of our board members Roger Bauman, Suzanne Collins, Ruth Ann Loveless, Dode Page, Lara Scott, Jonathan Vaughn, Merle von Wettberg, Bruce Ward or Shirley Zimmer.

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