Crosstown Harmony welcomed special guest coaches Karen Sweeters and her sister Gina Kaiser to share their knowledge and skills in barbershop during our semi-annual weekend retreat. With over 35 years in Sweet Adelines International, Karen has gone from singing "on the risers" to directing Harmony on the Sound, 15 time North Atlantic Region 1 Champions, located in Trumball, Conneticut. She's also a Certified Judge in the Expression Category and has escalated to the top level of Sweet Adelines musicianship as a Master Director. Gina Kaiser is a Visual Specialist, Choreographer and Showmanship Judge extraordinaire. Together these two lead Crosstown in a weekend of learning and fun.
Quartets from the award-winning Crosstown Harmony Chorus serenaded sweethearts and loved ones throughout Wisconsin for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift!
Last night, Crosstown Harmony had a fabulous coaching session with the fabulous Jim Arns. One more step on our way to Regional Competition this April!
Jim Arns has directed the Melodeers Chorus since 1988, and is one of an elite group of directors to receive the Master Director 700, created in 2009 by Sweet Adelines International to honor musical directors whose choruses score 700 points or more (out of a possible 800) in Regional Competitions.
The Women of Note award is given to one member of each chorus in Region 3, chosen by chorus leadership, who rises above and beyond at the chorus level.
We may perform in the Babershop style, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate other genres. Crosstown members took a field trip to the movies to see Pitch Perfect 3. We had a ball!
Crosstown members new and old get together for a end of year holiday celebration. We reflected on our accomplishments, enjoyed some delicious food and drinks, played a few games, exchanged gifts, laughed and of course, we sang. This year we even held a supply drive for the Sojourner Family Peace Center. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with 40 of your closest friends!
The Milwaukee W.O.W Club (Widowers of War) was founded in 1972 to offer friendship to those who have lost a spouse. Their families paid the ultimate price for our freedom and Crosstown Harmony Chorus is honored to have been invited back to perform for them. Even one of our own members is a member of the group!
If you are interested in joining W.O.W. please visit their website for more information. http://milwwowclub.info/
We were invited back to The Morning Blend to perform a few of our Christmas favorites. It's a great show and they always make us feel so welcome. You can check out our performance by clicking here.
Crosstown Harmony Chorus was excited to bring our musical talents to the Aurora Grafton clinic for their Bariatric Holiday Party on December 7th. A unique healing environment in the heart of Grafton. As the only ‘green’ medical center in Wisconsin, this facility was designed with your health and the environment in mind. You’ll find an extraordinary team of doctors, nurses and caregivers, along with exceptional amenities at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. To learn more about Aurora Grafton visit their website here.
Crosstown Harmony brought lots of Christmas cheer to the Burlington Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 1st.
This year’s parade theme was a “Who-Ville Christmas in Burlington." The event was full of sweets, happiness, and fantastical floats that glided through the historic downtown, and Crosstown Harmony was there carolling the streets before the parade to get everyone in a festive mood.