The Lima Beane Chorus includes 42 vocalists from Putnam, Allen, Auglaize, Hardin and Hancock counties. (Photo submitted)
The Lima Beane Chorus includes 42 vocalists from Putnam, Allen, Auglaize, Hardin and Hancock counties. (Photo submitted)

LIMA — The Lima Beane Chorus is presenting the 66th Annual Barbershop Harmony Show on Saturday, April 5, at the Lima Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center. Two performances are scheduled for 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for reserved seats are $15. To order, call 419-224-1552 Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m.

In addition to performances by the entire chorus the show will feature 2013 Johnny Appleseed Distict Quartet Champions/2013 International Quartet semi-finalists Common Core as well as Buckeye Blend, a comedy quartet who feature Ohio State University athletics.

The Lima Beane Chorus is open to males of all ages, nine to ninety-nine, and currently includes 42 vocalists from Putnam, Allen, Auglaize, Hardin and Hancock counties, all who enjoy barbershop harmony. Musical experience or training is not required to become a Lima Beane, and many educational opportunities are available through the Barbershop Harmony Society.Those interested in singing with the group are invited to join in practice sessions which are held each Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Marimor School, 2550 Ada Rd., Lima (east side entry to the school).

The Lima Beane Chorus is a nonprofit organization with a charitable mission to “preserve our musical legacy through support of vocal music education in our schools and communities.”