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Christmas Brunch at Discovery World Museum

Crosstown Harmony Chorus helped put the employees of the Snyder Pretzel Company in the holiday spirit with performances of their favorite Christmas Carols at their company Christmas party! Want Crosstown to entertain you and yours this holiday season? Contact Us today!

Sleigh Bells were ringing at St. Anthony Parish School

Crosstown Harmony Chorus brought the music, cheer and the holiday spirit to St. Anthony Parish School on Sunday, December 4th as we performed for a group of nearly 200 attendees with disabilities. The crowd really got into the show, singing and clapping along. As a performer, an enthusiastic audience really helps make us better performers and it is such an enjoyable experience. Thank you for inviting us to sing for you!

Caroling at the Burlington Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

Crosstown Harmony brought lots of Christmas cheer to the Burlington Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 2nd.

This year’s parade theme was the  “Christmas Vacation"  and it was an event is full of sweets, happiness, and fantastical floats that glided through the historic downtown. Crosstown harmony got the crowd in the holiday spirit by carolling the streets before the parade to get everyone in a festive mood.

Celebrating the season at the VA Medical Center

This holiday season Crosstown Harmony Chorus is bringing the music of the season to communities throughout Wisconsin. We just love sharing our medley of heartwarming music to people who otherwise may not able to get out and experience a quality performance like a Crosstown performance. We were honored to perform for the veterans and staff members at the VA Medical Center on November 28th who seemed equally delighted with the show. The Milwaukee VA Medical Center offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation's Veterans and we hope to be invited back again soon!

A good old fashioned German Christmas

Crosstown Harmony had a great time performing at the Christkindlmarket Mass on November 20th at Best Place. The Historic Pabst Brewery and Mader’s Restaurant partnered to create an authentic German Christkindlmarket that ran from Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20 in downtown Milwaukee, admission was free.

Food and beverages included a variety of items such as schnitzel, sauerbraten, strudel, bratwursts, potato pancakes, pretzels, soups, roasted nuts, stollen, hot chocolate & Gluhwein (hot spiced wine). Of course, there was an assortment of German beer including Spaten varieties of which our chorus had to try a few ourselves. Crosstown members had a blast at this event and hope you will check it out next year, this is one event you won't want to miss!

Fundraising Success

The success of many artistic endeavors often depends on the generosity of its supporters. We host numerous fundraisers each year to reach our goals. Two such fundraisers include selling Pizzas and Nuts. Saturday Crosstown members came together to assemble these goodies. It was a day filled with music, laughter and fun. Thank you to everyone who purcahsed and participated!

The halls were ringing at Village at Manor Park

Crosstown Harmony Chorus was delighted to entertain the residents of Village at Manor Park on Tuesday evening. The audience really loved our holiday selections and we loved sharing the joy with them. VMP Healthcare & Community Living has a long history of providing quality of life to a diverse community of people at various stages. Interested in the services they provide? Visit their website

A weekend in Harmony!

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 led a great weekend filled with learning and fun!