Ferris State University basketball fans will be treated to a special performance on Saturday, Feb. 6, as a barbershop quartet called X-position, which is part of the award-winning Grand Rapids Chapter of Sweet Adelines chorus, will be performing live inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena during halftime of both the Bulldog women's and men's basketball contests against Findlay in Big Rapids, Mich.
The performance is being conducted through the local area's
popular Festival of the Arts activities. Together, the quartet
members have more than 55 years of barbershop singing
The women's game versus the Oilers tips off at 12 p.m. (EST) with the men's game to follow at 2 p.m. (EST). Tickets for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) doubleheader will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to tipoff.
In addition to performing live at halftime, the group will join other members of the Grand Rapids Chapter of Sweet Adelines and perform later the same day as part of another Festival of the Arts event inside the Big Rapids High School Auditorium with a free concert featuring harmony sung in true barbershop style at 7:30 p.m. (EST).
Grand Rapids Sweet Adelines is a barbershop chorus of women from the Grand Rapids area. This fantastic chorus has been reaching audiences in Michigan and all over the world since 1955. With more than 30,000 members worldwide, Sweet Adelines International is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women.
The Festival of the Arts is in its third year since the reincarnation of an idea originally started by Dr. Dacho Dachoff to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ferris State University.
The Festival has grown from a Ferris event to a true community event that continues to build bridges between both ends of Michigan Avenue with the participation of the City of Big Rapids, the Downtown Development Association, the Downtown Business Association, Artworks and numerous businesses and individuals throughout the community.
The Festival of the Arts runs throughout the month from Jan. 28 to Feb. 28 in the Big Rapids area.
More information on the Festival of the Arts can be found on the FSU website at:
Additionally, you can find more information on the Grand Rapids
Sweet Adelines online at this link below: