Quartets within the Chorus contribute greatly to the performances at businesses, civic groups, conventions, parties, and senior centers, and promoting barbershop singing among high school students.

Each quartet has a unique repertoire and performing personality, and is available for performances at public and private events in the Raleigh-Durham area.


Lace Quartet

From the left:
Shannon Wentworth(tenor)
Melissa Martin(lead)
Cathy Saunders (bass)
Ridette Atkins (baritone)

FanFare started singing together in the fall of 2015; however, three of us first sang together more than twenty years ago ... so we must like it!

The quartet members collectively have decades of quartet experience (we started singing before we could walk--that's our story and we're sticking to it) and have won twenty regional quartet medals, including four first place awards.

The photo on the left shows us at Raleigh-Durham Airport in December, 2015, where we entertained travelers arriving for the holidays.

To contact FanFare, call Ridette at 919-271-2243, or contact the quartet by email.


Lace Quartet

From the left:
Ariel King (tenor)
Ellen Policastro (lead)
Christine Tenekjian (bass)
Laurinda Queen (baritone)

Lace has been singing together since 2009, and their diverse musical pasts make for an intricate weave of voices.

Laurinda Queen adds her wisdom and sultry baritone to the pattern, while Ariel King's church choir experience could explain a tenor voice the angels envy. Blessed with a wide vocal range, Christine Tenekjian has sung lead and tenor, but she now belts out one bodacious bass embellishment after another in this group. And Ellen Fussell Policastro leads with her jazzy rock roots to tie it all together.

To contact Lace, call Ellen at 919-619-5765,
or contact the quartet by email.