The New Tradition Chorus has a proud history of competition on the Barbershop Harmony Society’s biggest stage. Collectively, the New Tradition Chorus has won 19 medals at International Chorus Contests. Among the 19 medals was a streak of 8 consecutive silver medal finishes, capped off by a gold medal finish in 2001.
Through years of competition, the New Tradition Chorus became known for its many innovative contest packages, including an Irish-inspired set, a memorable Les Miserables set, and our gold medal soldier-themed set, to name a few.
The New Tradition Performs Les Mis (July 2000)
About Our Director – Daniel Wessler
Dan Wessler is a director, singer and barbershop arranger. He sings bass in After Hours, the current third-place international quartet, and has arranged both contestable and non-contestable songs for his quartet and various other choruses/quartets. As a barbershop chorus director, Dan has frequently been a clinician for boys’ choruses for Youth In Harmony barbershop events.
Dan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Bradley University (Peoria, IL), as well as a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Western Illinois University (Macomb, IL). He is currently the Choir Director at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL.