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"SINGING GOLD", The Royal Chord Company Quartet, 36th novice quartet gold medalist. (left to right: Alan Manning, tenor; Chuck Mears, lead; Scott Ward, bass, and Alan Winkler, baritone).

Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Host Annual Quarter Contest

The Rahway Valley Jerseyaires Chorus of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. hosted its 36th Annual Novice Quartet Contest on February 22 at Roosevelt Intermediate School in Westfield.

Thirteen quartets, from 11 choruses and four states, in the Mid-Atlantic District singing society, competed in the contest.

The Jerseyaires meet in the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street, Westfield, every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.

"Men of all ages are invited to sing the good old songs," said Richard Haig, President of the Rahway Valley Chapter.

The Rahway Valley Chapter’s funding was made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.


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