Welcome to the New Tradition Chorus



The New Tradition and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club
will join forces once again for another spectacular performance!

* With Special Guests the Lake County Boys Choir

The New Tradition is pleased to once again have as their guests the amazing Purdue Varsity Glee Club, under the direction of William Griffel. Their wide repertoire includes gospel, vocal jazz, swing, contemporary hits, romantic ballads, barbershop classics, patriotic standards, country songs, novelty numbers and more. In addition, the New Tradition and director Jay Giallombardo will delight you with some of your favorite numbers, along with a few surprises!  

And, we are thrilled to feature our special guests: the Lake County Boys Choir (affiliated with the renowned Red Rose Children’s Choir), under the direction of Jonathan Weppler.  Red Rose has presented highly acclaimed performances in the greater Chicago area and around the world, showcased at choral festivals in England, Hawaii, Italy, China, Austria, and the Czech Republic.   The evening will wrap up with the groups joining forces for a choral spectacular!  This will be an amazing not-to-be-missed show!

Get your tickets now at shows.newtradition.org or 800-746-9246
Saturday October 10, 8pm
St. John Brebeuf Parrish
8307 N. Harlem Ave, Niles IL 60714


About the New Tradition

The New Tradition, under the direction of Jay Giallombardo, is one of the most award-winning and entertaining men’s a cappella choruses in the world…and they are right here in Northbrook! The ensemble has been thrilling audiences with a distinctive combination of superb musicianship and professional presentation since 1982. The group delights audiences with its exciting musical harmony, dazzling choreography and eye catching costumes.

The New Tradition is an all-volunteer group. We are always looking for men of any age or skill level who would like to join us. If our mission of musical excellence appeals to you, we’d love for you to come visit our rehearsal. Find out if the chorus is right for you!


The New Tradition has a proud history of competition. We have won 19 medals in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Chorus Contest including a streak of 8 Silver Medals (followed by a Gold Medal in ’01) that remains unrivaled.

Competition is a great way for us to focus on singing at our very best, and it’s a lot of fun for the men in the chorus as well as for the audience! The New Tradition has created many innovative contest packages, including our Irish Packages, Les Miserables, the Soldier Package, and many more. Contest time is always one of the most exciting parts of our year.

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One Response to Welcome to the New Tradition Chorus

  1. Russell Hook says:

    The new site looks fantastic! I hope to be singing again with all you guys when I move back to the Chicago area later this year!

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