Who we are

 

Vocal Revolution (VR) is one of New England's premier a cappella groups.  VR is a non-for-profit men's chorus whose mission is "moving audiences and enriching lives through musical excellence".  Founded in February of 1970, VR is proud to be the Concord, MA Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS)

Our performing members hail from all over New England and beyond.   We are the highest ranking chorus in the Northeastern District (NED) of BHS, with 28 District Championship titles.  VR is a dues-paying organization that includes students, professional engineers, doctors, and lawyers to mention a few.

We are WGBH's Sing That Thing Season 2 Adult Category and Overall Champions. 

 

 Joey Constantine

Artistic Director

Joey Constantine got his introduction to music from his mother, who used to depend on an old James Taylor VCR-recorded tape to keep him entranced from time to time. It turns out that the popular singer/songwriter was a terrific baby sitter, and has served as one of many musical inspirations.

Vocal Revolution's newest director was born in Lowell, MA in the summer of 1987. The Chelmsford Public School district maintained a thorough music curriculum for students K-12, and he was involved in a great deal of those programs and offerings. Joey sang in almost every vocal ensemble available to him at any given time, additionally qualifying for the regional, state, and multi-state honor choirs offered through MENC during high school. There, he met Dan Costello, the immediate past director of VR, seeding the beginning of a decade-long friendship. Joey also enjoyed performing in musicals and theater at Chelmsford High School, under choral teacher (and one of his strongest mentors) Carl Rondina. Mr. Rondina eventually introduced Joey to barbershop music after convincing him to sing baritone in the iconic school committee quartet in a production of The Music Man.

Joey completed his bachelor's degree in Public Relations at Westfield State University, where he also exercised and maintained his musical musings alongside his studies. He sang bass in The Night Owls (collegiate a cappella) and played guitar with his dorm roommate at local restaurants and other venues.

He joined his first barbershop chorus in January 2010, signing up with The Lowell Gentlemen Songsters. At that point, Joey began to eat, breathe, and sleep in the barbershop style. He found his first quartet (Snapshot!), attended his first international convention as a collegiate competitor, and won his first district quartet contest, all within the first year. His quartet résumé today includes 2 additional district championships, multiple international contest appearances, and countless hours of fun and enjoyment.

As a chorus singer, Joey has been with VR for 7 years, and has held a majority of the administrative and leadership positions in his tenure. Joey has served on the Board of Directors in marketing and musical capacities, as well as leading an open-to-the-public holiday show. He served as the Lead Section Leader, nearly in his entirety of being a VR member. He also was appointed Assistant Director by his friend Dan 2 years ago, helping to shape the musical product of the ensemble.

 

 

2017

Executive Board

 

Joel Sutherland -  President

Seth Maislin - Secretary  

Bruce Lopatin - Treasurer

Matt Saucier - Vice President, Music & Performance  

Glenn McElhoe - Vice President, Membership

Bob Perry - Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations

Anand Sitaram - Vice President, Chapter Programming

Scott Domaratius - Vice President, Chapter Outreach

Immediate Past President - Bill Selander

At Large - Carl Mikkelsen, Don Lind, Eugene Chang

 

Special Acknowledgements

Barbershopper of the Year

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
2008 - Jim Kenealy
2007 - Ralph Fishman
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
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

President's Award         

2017 - Carl Mikkelsen
2016 - Don Lind
2015 - Ian Morse                                                   
2014 - Bruce Lopatin    
2013 - Don Davis

Director's Award

2017 - Krys Petrie
2016 - Bob Perry
2015 - Max Sabor  
2014 - Bill Selander
2013 - Robert Cincotta