The Sherwoods men's chorus to perform in Cambria

A capella group from East Coast will be in town Monday, Oct. 21, for an upbeat, informal event at the Joslyn Center

cambrian@thetribunenews.comOctober 16, 2013 

The Sherwoods are an a capella men’s chorus composed of Cornell University graduates. They were founded in 1956 as part of a broad collegiate movement forming a capella groups.

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The Sherwoods, an a cappella men’s chorus of Cornell University graduates from 1958 to 1974, are to perform at the Joslyn Center, 950 Main St., at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.

It’s to be an upbeat, lighthearted, informal event presented by the Cambria Chorale.

The Sherwoods’ performances include humor, ballads and original, close-harmony arrangements. The Cambria Vocal Ensemble will open the program.

A $10 tax-deductible donation benefits the Cambria Youth Music Fund, which provides music lessons for students who show talent in vocal or instrumental music and need financial assistance to continue their musical training.

The singers gather two or three times a year to rehearse and perform, in locales from Boston, Seattle and Palm Springs to the Bahamas. This will be their fifth visit to the Central Coast.

Sherwoods singer Wayne Attoe of Cambria arranged the visit.

“All the guys pay their own way for these gatherings, and often bring their wives, making it a family vacation as well,” Attoe said. “It’s a big commitment of time and funds, but we all get a kick out of the camaraderie and performing.”

The Sherwoods was founded in 1956 as part of a broad collegiate movement forming a cappella groups. The Sherwoods entertained at Cornell and other campuses, Caribbean resorts and on USO tours. The group has racked up more than five decades of entertaining, and The Sherwoods’ seven records have been remastered as CDs.

If you go …

When: 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21.

Where: Joslyn Center, 950 Main St.

Donation: $10 tax-deductible donation benefits Cambria Youth Music Fund.

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