What Is Barbershop
Welcome to the Home of the Harmony Katz
We are a group of men from all walks of life and all ages who love to sing and care deeply about our community. Our membership is growing and we sing for fun, participate in barbershop chorus contests, field several quartets; and paid performances. Our most important focus is helping to support the Food Bank of Central New York and other charitable organizations by holding concerts for their financial benefit! We've shown we can make a difference by raising the "siren's call" through singing. ALL ARE WELCOME! Skill level is not an issue, we'll teach you to sing. Just show up. After all, is there a better way to find true inner satisfaction then helping others with our God-given voices combined in harmony.
The closing song for our food bank concerts and every practice is a barbershop number titled; "We Sing to Feed Them All". This characterizes our purpose. The lyrics are
Our current performance repertoire includes:
Of course we perform other songs as well and the list might seem daunting; but there is no rush to learn everyuthing at once. We practice (work on) a couple of songs every week to make our performances better. There is no pressure. We are also continually adding music that is new to all of us which we all learn together. Some of our members have been in barbershop choruses and quartets for decades. A few of our member has been involved for 50+ years while others are new to barbershop singing. The expectation for everyone is to simply participate and have a good time. Our leadership guides us in such a way that the rest pretty much takes care of itself.
If you're a man who likes to sing and wants to give back to the community, please sign our Guest Book and/ or call 315-396-0993 for more information.
The Harmony Katz meet regularly at 6 pm Monday Nights at the Sisters of St. Francis which is located on the corner of Court Street & Grant Blvd., Syracuse, NY. (The actual address is 1118 Court Street, Syracuse, 13208. You should enter from Grant Blvd where the NunBetter Candy Shop sign is located.) When you turn into the drive, the parking lot and auditorium are straight ahead.