A little about us...

Vocal Revolution is the men’s performing chorus of The Greater Boston Chapter of
the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).

We are one of New England's premier a cappella performing groups and have won multiple adjudicated contests. Since chartering in 1970 as Sounds of Concord, our chorus has constantly remained dedicated to its mission of Moving Audiences and Enriching Lives Through Musical Excellence.

Our members come from all over the Greater Boston area and beyond. Many
of our members are very dedicated; some drive a long distance on Thursday
nights to sing with us. Our informal slogan is “Is it Thursday yet?”. Our
rehearsals typically involve a fair amount of work, but the results are
sometimes magnificent.

Members are expected to do their homework and to show up prepared to sing
and perform without holding sheet music or iPads. We do not hold music in
performance so the ability to memorize is important. So is the ability to
perform….we are singer/actors, not just singers.

VR is the highest ranked men’s chorus ever in the Northeastern
District (NED) of the Barbershop Harmony Society, with 17 District
Championship titles. We also were the Season 2 Adult category winner and
overall champion on WGBH’s Sing that Thing competition.

Most years, VR performs at Large Public Events, Senior Centers, Fund
Raisers, and Small Venues, and we are proud that we are able to fund our
work through our earnings. We have sung at Symphony Hall, First Night, the
Newport Mansions, Sturbridge Village, and at the Homecoming Parade in
Plymouth.

We also raise funds at our Spring and Fall shows. The funds we
earn from these go right back into the work of the chapter, and also serve to
fund our “keep the whole world singing” program, which funds scholarships
and grants for high school students and programs.

The Chapter is a dues-paying organization that includes people from all
walks of life; students, professional engineers, doctors, salespeople, and

lawyers to mention a few. Everyone in the chapter helps out; with the
exception of our Director, all our work is done by volunteers.

Membership in the Vocal Revolution Chorus is by audition, with
membership requirements that are consistent with eligibility to perform in the
“Men’s” category in BHS contests.

 

The Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with EIN 23-7066982and we appreciate
Donations of all sizes and types!

Our Directors

Cay Outerbridge

Frontline Director

Cay Outerbridge was named Musical Director of Vocal Revolution in March of 2019. In the years prior, he served as associate director for the chorus. He brings many barbershop skills to the table as a sought-after arranger and coach, certified Barbershop Harmony Society Music Judge, and aspiring vocal pedagogue and leadership thinker. When he isn’t directing Vocal Revolution, he sings in Daily Special, the 2019 Northeastern District Quartet Champion, and teaches private voice and arranging lessons.

Ben Lewin

Associate Director

Ben Lewin was named Assistant Director of Vocal Revolution in July of 2020. He joined the chorus in 2014 while in college at Tufts University, and he has held the roles of both bass and baritone section leader at different times throughout his Vocal Revolution career. Ben discovered his passion for barbershop in high school and has since become an accomplished quartet singer and barbershop arranger.  Ben sings in Daily Special with Cay and with Tomato Staccato, a comedic, food-themed quartet. Ben works as a Software Engineer, and lives in Arlington, MA.

Barbershopper of the Year

2020 - Seth Maislin

2019 - Cay Outerbridge

2018 - Krysta Petrie
2017 - Anand Sitaram
2016 - Matt Saucier
2015 - Joel Sutherland
2014 - Glenn McElhoe
2013 - Douglas Peterson
2012 - Joey Constantine
2011 - David Pierce
2011 - Mark Schuldenfrei
2010 - Dan Costello
2009 - Don Davis



 

President's Award         

2020 - Cay Outerbridge

2019 - Seth Maislin

2018 - Glenn McElhoe
2017 - Carl Mikkelsen
2016 - Don Lind
2015 - Megan Morse                                                   
2014 - Bruce Lopatin    
2013 - Don Davis

Director's Award

2020 - Anand Sitaram

2020 - Carl Mikkelsen

2020 - Jonathan Watson

2019 - Carlo Ioffredo

2018 - Carl Mikkelsen
2017 - Krysta Petrie
2016 - Bob Perry
2015 - Max Sabor  
2014 - Bill Selander
2013 - Robert Cincotta

2008 - Jim Kenealy

2007 - Ralph Fishman

1994 - Ernie Johansen 

1993 - Lindsay Coyle

1992 - Jim Curley

1991 - Wendall Putney

1990 - David Patterson

1989 - Greg Caetano

1988 - Bob Kilroe

1987 - Mark Carlson

1986 - Ed Rand

1985 - Tom McMahan

1983 - Ken Carter

1982 - Norm Buerklin

1981 - Ron Greene

1980 - Ev Nau

1976 - Lloyd Bickford

2006 - Lee Daum

2005 - Hank Turner

2004 - Larry Horwitz

2003 - Steve Nester

2002 - Tom Batton

2001 - Dick Bonzagni

2000 - Joe Casparius

1999 - Don Scott

1999 - Owen Sponagle

1998 - Herb Terakawa

1997 - Scott Domaratius

1996 - Carl D'Angio

1995 - Bill Labelle

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