The Heart of Harmony Chorus was formed way back in 2006 by Jack Ryback and a few other Milwaukee area barbershop singers. Their goal was to create a chorus that strived for musical excellence, while also having fun singing and performing in the Milwaukee area. Shortly after, more members joined the HOH, as the chorus increased in size, they began making a name for themselves, winning awards at district contents.
The HOH officially became a part of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SQEBSQA) and held the first rehearsal on August 22nd, 2006. Over the years the Heart of Harmony Chorus (HOH) has made many achievements including first place chorus in the Land O Lakes District Division One and achieves as high as third place in the entire District.
The HOH is a fun loving good singing group and guests are welcome anytime. The chapter membership has gone through some ups and downs, but we’ve always managed to keep a ringing chords and creating harmony.
Formed in 2006, we are a young but rapidly-growing organization. We sing many different styles of music – mostly in close, four-part harmony – but all in a fun, entertaining, family-oriented style.
We have performed at several Milwaukee-area venues for public and private shows, special events, nursing homes and patriotic celebrations. We are also the official West Allis Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, an international association with 30,000+ members. We are also proud members of the West Allis business community, and members of the West Allis and West Milwaukee Chambers of Commerce.
This is our hobby, and our shared passion, which means we’re not doing this to make money. In fact, we are organized as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. One of our major efforts is to provide free concerts at West Allis and Milwaukee-area nursing homes, assisted living and senior centers. Another is to provide free vocal clinics and coaching at area schools. Still another is to provide low- or no-cost tickets for people to attend our public shows.
In order to do that, we need to cover our expenses, which include the costs of sheet music, arranger fees, music copyrights, uniforms and our professional director. Our members pay dues, we charge admission to our shows and we raise what we can through raffles and other small fundraisers. But it’s not enough to cover our expenses, so here is where we hope you can help.
Would you consider becoming a sponsor of the Heart of Harmony?
With your help, we can do these things, and help people experience the joy of music.
Your sponsorship will be generously recognized at all of our concerts and shows, in our marketing/promotional materials and on our web site (www.hohchorus.org). West Allis and the Milwaukee area will know that your contribution has helped to make our community a better place to live. Also, because we are a nonprofit charitable organization, your sponsorship is tax deductible.
Please consider a sponsorship of any amount. Contact us, at 888-464-4748 to discuss your support of the Heart of Harmony or donate here.