The Brothers in Harmony chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society was originally chartered in 1983 as the Easton, Pennsylvania Brothers in Harmony, in 1997 the Brothers recruited Jack Pinto to be our director. That began a new era and the Brothers have racked up numerous successive major accomplishments, the most recent of which was a 6th place finish at the 2013 International Contest in Toronto.
The chorus relocated to Hamilton Square, New Jersey in 2009 to draw from the wider region from Delaware to Philadelphia to North Jersey. Since then we've seen steady growth surpassing 90 active members in early 2014. Many members travel over an hour to be a part of this special organization.
The Brothers are totally committed to excellence and we look forward to more wonderful accomplishments in the future.
Since our start in 1998 as the Easton Pennsylvania Chapter, we have been providing our audiences with rich, vibrant, award-winning barbershop harmony experience. The Brothers in Harmony Chorus entered the Northern Division competition in May 1998 and became the Northern Division champions with 36 men on stage. In October of 1998, the “Brothers” left for Ocean City, Maryland with 35 men to compete for the coveted District Champion title and the chance to represent the Mid-Atlantic District in International competition. There, in competition with 24 other fine choruses from throughout the six-state Mid-Atlantic District, the “Brothers” won not only the Small Chorus Award, but the overall contest as well.
In July 1999, the “Brothers in Harmony Chorus, just 18 months old, was proud to represent the Mid-Atlantic District at the International Contest in Anaheim, California where we finished 17th in our first international contest that spotlighted many spectacular choruses and incredible singing. In October of 2003 the Brothers, for the 5th consecutive year, won the Mid-Atlantic District Intermediate Chorus Championship.
In August 2005, the Brothers in Harmony, at the invitation of the Russian Minister of Culture, performed at the International Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. The highlight of the trip was the performance at the grave sites of famous Russian composers.
The Brothers in Harmony returned to the International Chorus Competition stage in July of 2006, 2007 and 2008, representing the Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Taking time-off to relocate to the Hamilton Square are in 2009, the Brothers worked very hard to again qualify to compete on the international stage in Philadelphia in July 2010. We performed a memorable Vietnam package that will forever be one of the most stunning performances on stage with Billy Joel’s Goodnight Saigon and George Straight’s 50,000 Names. The Brothers in Harmony finished 9th in the world.
In July of 2013 the International Contest was held in Toronto, Canada, and we were very proud to finish in 6th place, our best finish yet.
In October of 2014, the Brothers qualified to compete at the 2015 International Convention and Contest which will be held in Pittsburgh. Out of 28 choruses who have earned the right to compete in Pittsburgh, the Brothers have the 6th best qualifying score.
We are very excited as we continue to build on our Tradition of Excellence!