Welcome to the New Tradition Chorus

Who We Are

The New Tradition Chorus is an award-winning men’s barbershop chorus located in Northbrook, Illinois.  Chartered in 1982, this Illinois District chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society has a long-standing reputation for delighting audiences through exciting harmonies and memorable performances of songs spanning decades and genres.  

Our Mission Statement

Through a cappella performances of diverse musical styles, the New Tradition Chorus strives to delight audiences and enrich lives through song. The chorus is committed to helping men who love to sing become the finest performers they can be, both as individuals and as members of an ensemble dedicated to making and sharing great music.

If our mission of pursuing musical excellence with fellow brothers in harmony appeals to you, we’d love to hear from you, and we invite you  to come join us for a rehearsal! Our membership is open to men of all ages, and we’re always looking for new members. We rehearse every Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Temple Beth-El in  Northbrook, IL

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  1. I attended your concert this werkend and was blown away. Have been searching desperately for your recording of “I have Seen the Light”. Can you help me?

    Thank you!

  2. My husband and I just watched your performance on WGN this morning. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
    You are excellent! Brought tears to my eyes, Proud to be an American is one of my favorites. We live in the Chicago western suburbs. Do you have a schedule of your engagements?
    Thank you!
    Melody Ryan

    1. We produce two show per year. Our next show is for the holidays the first weekend of December. I will put you on our email list. you can also signup here

  3. Howdy,

    As I write this, I am listening to a vintage “Grandma’s boys” barbershop record. Headlined by none other than Jay Giallombardo. I bought a crate of records at auction and many were barber shop. I really like this record. I was born in 1975 the year this was recorded. Growing up, my dad sang barbershop and I can remember tagging along to many practices and concerts. I’m glad to see the chorus still remains. I get made fun of quite a bit for liking barbershop music but just like Bob Seger, I pull these old records off the shelf and sit and listen by myself. I’ve included some photos. I hope they come through. Best wishes,
    Matt- Ankeny, Iowa.

    Sent from my iPad

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