Monday, February 11, 2019

Feb 9, 2019 Altoona Horseshoe Chorus Installation Banquet

Saturday Evening, Feb 9  the Altoona Horseshoe Chorus held its annual Officer Installation Dinner ... at the Laurel Lodge Conference Center.

From the homey/rustic setting (incl. trains rumbling in & out of the historic Horseshoe Curve just across the valley) ... the yummy food ... to the "business of the day" ... to several musical interludes, it was an enjoyable evening all around.

A special moment was the 50-year Chorus-anniversary acknowledgements for Barry Halbritter & Jim Greco
For more info on the AHC please visit: -

If barbershop-style singing and wonderful harmonies sounds intriguing to you ... please check out an AHC-rehearsal
😉 Tuesdays @ 7 ... at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg.

The next AHC-Show is the annual Spring Concert, this year titled: HERE COMES SUMMER
🌞 ...
on May 18th @ Calvary Baptist Church
... once again featuring not only the AHC, but also the Sweet Adelines,
AAHS Vocal Ensemble and Kenny Fetterman )One man Band)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Horseshoe Chorus will participate again in the "Day at the Arts" at the Altoona Curve. We will perform (Time - TBD) inside then we will entertain as folks enter the stadium, followed by our performance of the National Anthem prior to the game. The chorus will have a table set up to greet the public and answer questions.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hemlock Harmony Brigade 2018

Nineteen 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 140 participants this year. The group is a mixture of both men's and women's choruses, men's and women's quartets. 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, Altoona, and Somerset Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Altoona's Sweet Adeline Altoona Chorus represented the ladies Chapters. Flight 93 and Cumberland Valley Chord Factory, comprised of members of various Chapters also performed. If you love to sing; look up one of the Barbershop Harmony chapters in your area. Information may be found at Altoona Horseshoe Chorus has many links listed at

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:

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.