The West Towns Chorus is one of the Chicago area’s premier men’s a cappella chorus known for exciting and entertaining performances. It’s repertoire includes barbershop, jazz, pop, show tunes and a wide selection of holiday favorites.
West Towns is the Chicagoland West Suburban Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society and is part of the Illinois District. Chartered in June, 1948, originally as the “Lombard Chapter” we became known as The West Towns Chorus, since we drew our membership then, as now, mostly from the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
The West Towns Chorus won its first District Championship in 1960. The following year, the chorus was the 5th place bronze medalist in the International competition. In 1987 The West Towns Chorus won the Barbershop Harmony Society‘s International Championship in Hartford, CT.
We have represented the Illinois District a total of sixteen times in International contests and have finished as a Top Five medalist seven times and are the 2014 Illinois District Chorus Champions.
We, The West Towns Chorus, shall promote, encourage, and perpetuate barbershop-style chorus and quartet singing. We will recruit interested and motivated men of good vocal abilities to sing four-part a cappella harmony and provide the resources and opportunities needed to achieve the highest level of vocal and visual performances. As a family of singers dedicated to musical excellence and to the joy of entertaining, we shall strive constantly to improve our singing and performance skills to thrill our audiences and generate standing ovations.
– Sing a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs with the highest quality techniques by organizing productive, disciplined rehearsals as key features of weekly variety-filled, skill-development Chapter Meetings;
– Be recognized as one of the best choruses by producing high quality shows, being a top contender for District championships and striving to be among the top ten choruses internationally;
– Promote the benefits of belonging to our chorus by developing the singing and visual presentation skills of our members, encouraging quartet participation and providing the fellowship of caring friends.