Maine Cernota & Rardin is pleased to announce that its very own Doug Burum and his barbershop harmony chorus was recently crowned champion of Season 2 of WGBH-TV's Sing That Thing competition! That's right, when he's not drafting and prosecuting patent applications for our international client base, MCR's Doug Burum enjoys singing with the Vocal Revolution barbershop harmony chorus out of Lexington, Massachusetts.
Sing That Thing
is a televised choral contest staged by WGBH in Boston and also airing on PBS stations in New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine. The contest showcases New England's best amateur singing groups in a friendly competition that celebrates the diversity and joy of song making. Groups are selected in three competition categories: High School, College, and Adult. The series features on-air coaches who advise the groups and determine which will move on to the finale.
Competing in a field of 24 choruses from across New England, Vocal Revolution sang one of their signature contest songs in the first round, "Keep your Sunny Side Up." As a result, VR was named one of two semi-finalists in the adult division, and were given six weeks to arrange and learn a "mash-up" of two quite different pieces, the pop-favorite "Happy" by Pharrell Williams, and the classical masterpiece "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9'Th symphony.
These represented two very different styles, neither of which was barbershop, but VR rose to the challenge, and went on to win the adult championship in the semi-finals. On the following evening (which aired one week after the semi-finals), VR returned to sing another of their favorites, "Almost Like Being in Love" from Brigadoon, to win the championship.
Doug invites you to visit www.vocalrevolution.org
for more information about Vocal Revolution, where guests are always welcome. If you would like to hear VR perform live, you are invited to attend their annual show "Good Vibrations" at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 25, at Cary Hall in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Meanwhile, if you have an invention that you would like to protect, we invite you to let MCR help you "Patent That Thing." You can reach Doug or any of our other patent law professionals here at Maine Cernota & Rardin, at our Nashua, New Hampshire office at www.mcr-ip.com
or call us at 603-886-6100. There is never an obligation for an initial consultation on any intellectual property matter.