- I am really excited about the opportunities this new Egroup
represents. Having this forum to inform fans of a cappella harmony of
barbershop events here in the Chicago area will give those of us that
love the style the chance to share our love of this music to a new
and wider-ranging audience.
I sing with a 90 man SPEBSQSA chorus in the Chicago area called the
Great American Chorus. It is directed by Dr. Gregory K. Lyne, one of
the foremost choral clinicians in North America.
This group recently completed a ten-day tour in St. Petersburg,
Russia at the invitation of the Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs
for the Russian Federation. The purpose of the trip was to teach the
Russians the four part a cappella syle of singing we refer to as
The Great American Chorus competed in our first International
competition this past July in Kansas City and placed third out of
approximately 20 choruses representing North America, New Zealand,
Great Britain, and Scandinavia.
Over the next few weeks, the Great American Chorus will be holding
auditions for singers to join us in representing the Illinois
(hopefully) in Nashville at the International competition next July
as well as numerous performances throughout the Midwest.
For more information you may contact me, Russ Fletcher, during the
day at (630)572-1545, visit our website: www.greatamericanchorus.org,
which has rehearsal site info, or e-mail me