Great Lakes Chorus

About Us

About the Great Lakes Chorus

Under the direction of Jamie Carey, the Great Lakes Chorus is creating exciting A Cappella music in West Michigan.

The Great Lakes Chorus was formed in 1947 as the official choral singing group of the Grand Rapids Chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society, in the Pioneer District, to offer men the opportunity to learn barbershop harmony in a large group. to they could develop their skills and enable them to sing in quartets.

“The chorus has been crowned District Champions many times since 1953, most recently, in 2017”

We have represented the Pioneer District 19 times at the International Contest from 1953 through 2017, more times than any other Pioneer District Chapter in the history of the District. We last competed in the International Chorus Contest in Las Vegas, Nevada in July, 2017 and will next compete in Orlando, Florida in July, 2018.
Pioneer District Champions: 1953,’55,’77,’80,’83,’86,’91,’94,’97,’2000,’10,’14,’17
Pioneer District International representative: 1953,’56,’58,’81,’83,’86,’88-’90,’96-’98,’2000-’02,’12,’15-’18

Great Lakes Chorus repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles including Barbershop, Gospel, Patriotic, Doo-Wop, Seasonal, and Swing.

Feel free to check our upcoming events, purchase tickets to our next show, or find out how to sing with us at one of our weekly rehearsals. Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to seeing you at a show or rehearsal!