Dick started singing in college under the direction of Leslie Bennett of Juilliard and had leading parts in “Pirates of Penzance” and “Schubert’s Mass in G.” During summers while in college he began singing barbershop with the Nassau County Chapter on Long Island. He joined SPEBSQSA and the chapter in 1961 and sang with two quartets before moving to NYC and joining the Manhattan Chapter under the direction of Harry Duvall and Bob Holt and singing in a quartet called the Broadway Joes.
After moving to Newtown in 1973 he joined the Mad Hatters then under the direction of Tony Gross. He sang bass in several quartets in Danbury: Cold Water Flat, the Connecticut Wailers, the Hattertones, and Loco Fedora.
Over the years Dick has sung with the Long Island Gilbert & Sullivan Repertory Company, St Rose Theater Group, Brookfield Players, Waterbury Chorale, Newtown Choral Society, and Musicals at Richter. His stage roles have included Dick Deadeye in “Pirates,” Beauregard in “Mame,” Motel in “Fiddler On the Roof,” and bass of the quartet in “Music Man.
He has sung in church choirs for 45 years and is proud to say he has sung for two popes, Pope John Paul II at Yankee Stadium and Pope Benedict at St Peter’s in Rome.