2017 Annual Show

 

 

Crossroads is a world champion a cappella quartet made up of four versatile, award winning vocalists. Though steeped in the tradition of Barbershop Harmony, Crossroads enjoys singing a wide variety of musical styles including vocal jazz, blues, gospel, pop classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook. Crossroads was formed when four friends from four different states and four different international champion quartets came together to make a brand new sound. Two years later they were crowned the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Society International Championship Quartet. Since then they have produced two recordings, and have become one of the most sought after a cappella foursomes in the world, having already performed in Germany, France, Finland, the U.K., Spain and across the United States.

Now consolidated to only two states (Missouri and Florida), Crossroads continues to grow musically and attract fans worldwide. Through it all they are still the best of friends and cherish the time spent with the entire Crossroads family. 

For more information about Crossroads

2017 Annual Show

 

 

Crossroads is a world champion a cappella quartet made up of four versatile, award winning vocalists. Though steeped in the tradition of Barbershop Harmony, Crossroads enjoys singing a wide variety of musical styles including vocal jazz, blues, gospel, pop classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook. Crossroads was formed when four friends from four different states and four different international champion quartets came together to make a brand new sound. Two years later they were crowned the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Society International Championship Quartet. Since then they have produced two recordings, and have become one of the most sought after a cappella foursomes in the world, having already performed in Germany, France, Finland, the U.K., Spain and across the United States.

Now consolidated to only two states (Missouri and Florida), Crossroads continues to grow musically and attract fans worldwide. Through it all they are still the best of friends and cherish the time spent with the entire Crossroads family. 

For more information about Crossroads

About Us

The Fostoria Lake Plains Chorus began in 1962, headed by Dick Lee, Larry Strahm, Glenn Quisinberry, and other men who loved to harmonize. The original music director was Howard Reddick. Some early chapter quartets included the Elks Club Four, the Seneca Lads, the Bar-B-Que 4, and the Four Winds.

Our first shows were held in the old Fostoria High School auditorium, but we quickly made the “new” Performing Arts Center our home when it opened.

Our chapter has performed all over this part of Ohio, at every county fair in our territory, at local celebrations, concerts in the park, church services, funerals–virtually anywhere you can fit a group of guys and a pitchpipe.

In our shows, we’ve hosted 12 International champion quartets: Suntones (1961 champs), Auto Towners (’66), Happiness Emporium (’75), Bluegrass Student Union (’78), Acoustix (’90), The Ritz (’91), Gas House Gang (’93), Jokers Wild (’94), Yesteryear (’97), Revival (’98), FRED (’99), and Four Voices (’02), Max-Q (’08), and will host 2009 international champion Crossroads on our in April 2017 show..

We’ve also hosted a couple Sweet Adeline Champs: Sounds of Music and Swing Street, who were with us 3 different years.

This chapter has been around for a long time, and we are planning to continue bringing you the best “G” rated entertainment in the barbershop style!

Chapter Quartets

PARAGON

Paragon, a barbershop quartet from the Fostoria, Ohio, chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.) was originally formed in 1990. Now, with just one of the four original members, this group of singers is active throughout northwestern Ohio in many different settings.
Paragon’s ever-expanding repertoire includes barbershop standards, modern harmonies, comic numbers, and many gospel melodies. They have performed for President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush and for President Bill Clinton and Chelsea during their respective campaign trips through the area. They have sung with two different Elvis impersonators and have played the school board in four different productions of “The Music Man.”
Their many religious and gospel tunes have opened the doors of many area churches to the quartet, and they receive much satisfaction from their church appearances. The members of the quartet are Jon Stotzer, tenor, who lives with his wife, Stephanie, in Tiffin, Ohio. Jon is an attorney with an office in Fostoria.

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The low notes are sung by Cal Springer. Cal and his wife, Marianne, live in Findlay, Ohio, where Cal is employed as an accountant for a large Findlay-based company.
Filling the lead (melody) part is Bill Miller. Bill is a retired history teacher who spent his career in Upper Sandusky. He now works as parts manager for Miami Industrial Trucks in Findlay. He and his wife, Joanne, live near Mount Blanchard, Ohio
The baritone part is handled by Fred Schmidt, the only remaining original member. He is a vocal music teacher who is retired from the Oregon City Schools. He and his wife, Tenesha, reside in rural Bowling Green, Ohio, with their three cats and two dogs.
Paragon hopes they can continue to bring their music and humor to audiences throughout the area. Contact Fred Schmidt at 419.833.1993 or email Paragon for information on bookings for your group.

Guest Night!!!

Every Monday @ Wesley United Methodist Church
 
Every Monday evening is a Guest Night! Gentlemen come and visit us, see what four part close harmony is all about. We have members in Fostoria, Findlay, Tiffin, Port Clinton area, Bellevue.
Car Pooling options are almost always available!
Do you like to sing and enjoy good times?
We meet every Monday night from 7:15pm-9:45pm at the Wesley United Methodist Church 1200 Van Buren St. Fostoria, Ohio
We have a fun night planned come and join us!
We are always looking for male singers who have a hunger for singing 4 part close harmony.

 

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