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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hemlock Harmony Brigade - 2014

Fifteen years ago a small group of barbershop singers from central Pennsylvania and western Maryland started gathering together for the purpose of socializing and demonstrating their craft. Barry Halbritter in conjunction with the Altoona Horseshoe Chorus has been hosting the event at Halbritters Hemlock Lodge in recent years. The event has grown each year to include over 180 participants this year. The group is a mixture of both men's and women's choruses, men's and women's quartets and even a mixed quartet. Music styles performed during the course of the evening included barbershop, modern day a cappella, patriotic and novelty numbers. Dean McKnight shared his comedic talents as MC. The evening was capped off with a delicious meal. As is usual; participants broke off into smaller groups to showcase their talent with both old and new friends. Needless to say; a great time was had by all. Singers attending the event traveled from State College, Lewistown, Altoona, Bedford, Somerset and Johnstown, Pa., Cumberland, Md and even West Virginia. If you love to sing; look up one of the Barbershop Harmony chapters in your area. Information may be found at www.barbershop.org. Altoona Horseshoe Chorus has many links listed at www.youcansingtoo.net.


Michael Kuzio

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Chorus to participate in "Day in the Arts".

The Altoona Horseshoe Chorus and Nittany Knights Chorus have been invited
to participate with the Blair Concert Chorale in the singing and presenting
a "Human Flag" on Sunday August 24 (DAY IN THE ARTS 2014) at the Peoples
Natural Gas Ballpark. The activity will start at 3:00 p.m. See website:

 http://www.altoonasymphony.org/day-in-the-arts-2014.html

Horseshoe Chorus sings the National Anthem on June 16th at the Curve baseball game



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Horseshoe Chorus will be featured in the August edition of Altoona Life magazine. The article will include a short history of the chorus, numerous photos and plans for the future.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Horseshoe Chorus to Perform in Memorial Concert
     University Orthopedics, in association with Doug's Dawgs Inc. will present: Doug Rhodes & Green Bean in "Gospel/Classical Concert - for Mom" on Thursday May 30th - 7:30 PM at the First Baptist Church on 17th Street - Altoona, Pa. Guest performers include Altoona Horseshoe Chorus, Monday's Song Ladies Choir, Ed Kaplon and First Baptist Ladies Trio. All tickets $ 12.00 are available at Doug's Dawg's locations or call 943-3684. jTickets will be available at the door. Proceeds to benefit Blair County Children and Youth Special Fund and the First Baptist Church Ministry.

Monday, May 13, 2013

What a great show this turned out to be. Every single performing group was worth the price of admission.  The Sweet Adelines are always a class act. The Altoona High School Vocal Ensemble was Superb. Our hats off to Kelly Latten for the work she has done with this extremely talented group of young adults.The Horseshoe Chorus presented a wide array of energetic music arranged in the popular A Cappella style that is so popular today. Their "Sweet Out-ta-Line" chorus rendition was also a class (low class) act. Many thanks to members of the Nittany Knight of state College who joined in with us to present this awesome show.
Quartets Holliday Harmonizers, Harmony Safari, Starting Over and Wild Pitch filled out the evening with their close harmonies.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013




Altoona Horseshoe Chorus will be presenting our new  show 
"Let's Rock! A  Cappella" on May 11th, 2013 at the Mishler Theatre. The  Show will present many familiar songs in a  contemporary "A Cappella"  style that is so popular today.  This high energy show will appeal to both young and old.