After finishing as alternates at the International Preliminary Competition
in 1979, two popular M-AD quartets, ("COMMITTEE," Harrisburg, Pennsylvania &
"HARMONY TRUST," Bryn-Mawr, Pennsylvania) decided they wanted to move on.
After a number of auditions and re-auditions, a combination of both quartets
emerged and the KEYSTONE CONGREGATION was born.
Less than 5 months later in Ocean City, Maryland, they outscored the
favorite "NEW YORKERS" and were named The 1980 M-AD District Quartet
Champions. Success was short lived, when in December of that same year bass
singer Doug Watson, announced that his family was relocating to Waxahachie,
Texas. Fortune followed the KC as they were able to replace Doug with Paul
Kline, who was already a two-time M-AD champ with the "CLASSICS" and the "FRIENDS OF YESTERDAY."
Three busy years followed on the show and competition circuit with their new
bass, as well as many local and chapter gatherings. The quartet still gets
together on occasion, having performed at a special guest night for the
Bryn-Mawr Chapter, and more recently as the featured guest on the Western
Division Jamboree in the spring of 2001, and the Dundalk Boat Ride cruise in
August of that same year. Heck, they would probably get together for your
next chapter show, if you invited them.
For more information, contact:
Mark A. Sanders
107 Old Airport Road
Douglassville, PA. 19518
610: 385-7166 H
610: 320-4245 W
KEYSTONE CONGREGATION Members:
Tenor - Hal Kraft, Harrisburg, PA
Lead - Les Adams, Harrisburg, PA
Bari - Mark Sanders, Bryn-Mawr, PA
Bass - Doug Watson, Bryn-Mawr, PA
Bass - Paul Kline, Lancaster, PA