We even amaze ourselves . . .

Aaron Con, baritone

Compared to his quartet brothers, Aaron is the barbershop newcomer. After attending a free introductory program offered by the Northwest Sound Men's Chorus, he was hooked. Singing and ringing chords with those jovial guys awakened his hidden "ham" bone, and now ten-plus years later, he enjoys performing as the baritone in Vocal Vintage as well as in Northwest Sound and Northwest Mix.

Dan Meyer, lead

Dan has been singing in barbershop and a cappella choruses and quartets for 35 years. He started as a baritone but 10 years ago switched to lead when his voice teacher told him he was really a tenor. His interest in musical leadership also led him to direct the Wilmington, DE barbershop chorus for six years prior to moving to the Pacific Northwest.

Dick Gode, bass

Dr. G, the ancient bass of Vocal Vintage started singing close to the end of the Civil War. First a church choir in grade school, then a glee club and double quartet in college followed by membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1979. Now forty years later his philosophy is "just keep singing". It is food for the soul and keeps us young. He has been in several quartets over the years including Ladies Home Companion, Innovation and Dad's Night Out, all in the Evergreen District. He continues as an active member of the Northwest Sound Men's Chorus.

Jim Civarra, tenor

Jim is the quartet’s Seattle native. He started barbershopping in a production of “The Music Man” back in 1971. He joined the Barbershop Society in 1983 while living in New Jersey and then returned to Seattle and joined the new Northwest Sound Men's Chorus in 1985. He has sung in a number of quartets including Pieces of Eight, which sang together for 21 years, and Premium Blend. In addition to barbershop and school and community choirs, Jim has sung in the Seattle Opera chorus and in over a dozen musical comedies and operettas. He has been Harold Hill in “The Music Man”, Daddy Warbucks in “Annie” and the Major General in “The Pirates of Penzance”.