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      A throwback concert this weekend in Marquette

      The Marquette Male Chorus is ready to perform this Friday night. They will present the Sounds of the Sixties at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Fair Ave.

      The chorus was founded back in 1981. The small but dedicated group of men performs two concerts every year.

      Brandon Nelson is the president of the chorus. He explained the music that is part of this spring's throwback pops concert.

      "This concert is going to feature a lot of variety," said Nelson. "We have The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and everything in between. There's something for everybody, really."

      Gary Morse has been singing with the group for eleven years. He calls himself a 'survivor of the sixties,' and said he really enjoyed rehearsing the music once a week through the winter.

      "We're also moving back a little bit to the late 1950s," explained Morse. "We've got some Letterman-style music and some du-wop that we're bringing in as well. I don't know, it's more nostalgic for those of us at this age."

      There are 14 members of the Marquette Male Chorus, and they are always looking for people to join. They sing everything, from classical to pops music. There is more information about the group on their Facebook page .

      Nelson has been singing with the group for three years.

      "I was just really struck by the amazing quality that this group consistently gets, especially for its relative size," he said. "It's just such a musical group, it gets such a big, vibrant sound, and so I always look forward to coming to rehearsals and performing with this group."

      Nelson added that Friday's concert is appropriate for all ages.

      "There are a lot of upbeat tunes in this show, and we think it will be a really great time," he said. "I tell anybody who likes classical music or the fine arts, if you don't know the Marquette Male Chorus, you really should, and you should come check out our concerts."

      The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night. Admission at the door is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children.