Diablo Vista Chorus is proud to have the following quartets associated with our chorus. We endorse all of them as excellent singers and entertainers, suitable for any occasion...
Tenor Chris Jacobs (Mission Valley) volunteers in Region 12’s Mountain Harmony Camp every year and loves passing on the barbershop style to young people. She’s a new empty-nester, with a daughter who just finished college and son just starting.
Lead Karen Fish (Diablo Vista) has been the coach for Ladies First, a YWIH barbershop class at Concord High for 22 years. She is classically trained, but fully converted to barbershop!
Baritone Suzanne Olsen (Diablo Vista) joined Sweet Adelines in Tokyo, Japan in 1986. She started choruses in Bangkok, and Mexico City. Since moving back to the US she’s sung in 4 choruses and is joyfully singing with her 3rd top 5 Regional quartet, LiveWire.
A quartet with a total of 78 years of barbershop quartet experience among them. A foursome from Bay Area Showcase and Diablo Vista choruses, having the ride of their lives. 2016 Pacific Shores Regional quartet champions!
Tenor Julie Baxter has sung in 10 different quartet combinations, and is a leader on both the BASC and DVC showmanship teams. Lead Kristi Bispo is one of the Lead section leaders in BASC and has sung in 4 prior quartets. Baritone Laura Bode has also sung in 4 previous quartets, and is an assistant director with BASC and a showmanship team leader. Bass Julie Starr has sung in 8 previous quartets, and has been directing Bay Area Showcase Chorus since 2002.
“The Julies” on the top and bottom of the barbershop cookie are both music nerds and love tinkering with arrangements, and the barbershop filling of Kristi and Laura have both spent many years singing each other’s parts. We are all so happy to have found our heart parts and our other parts, and we look forward to many exciting years together taking this force of nature as far as it can go!
Verve was formed in May 2014 and works diligently exploring the art of a cappella singing with an emphasis on the barbershop style!
Tenor Averi Brickson (BASC) is a lifelong barber-shopper, successful business owner and Mom to three energetic and adorable children!
Lead Julie Harrelson (PEC)is an overly involved school volunteer and Mom to a teenage son who is perfecting the art of driving and looking for the perfect girlfriend while making Julie crazy!
Baritone Kim Machek (DVC) affects positive change in her community through involvement in numerous outreach programs. Kim is also an empty nester as both her daughter and son are in college and away from home!
Bass Jen Higgins (CAL) is a wine club manager and Mom to an extremely active pre-teen son and precocious toddler!
Verve is devoted to family, community, music and each other and looks forward to learning and growing in the a cappella art form!