Chorus of the Genesee

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The Chorus of the Genesee is a part of the Rochester Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

In addition to their annual show in May, they provide entertainment at music festivals, private functions, area nursing homes, senior centers, and museums. The Chorus travels all over the United States and Canada, and even made a trip to Ireland in 2000.

The Chorus is a 501c(3) charitable organization that supports the national Harmony Foundation and Rochester's own Al Sigl Center. They encourage music education in area schools through the Young Men In Harmony program and provide music scholarships to graduating seniors at Webster High Schools.

The Chorus is also unique in the fact they own the historic Harmony House located in Webster, NY, making them one of only a few chapters whom own their own building.


The Chorus of the Genesee was founded in 1940.

Contest Placement

They have represented Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania in international competition more than twenty-five times, including the 2001 contest in Nashville, the 2002 contest in Portland, Oregon, and the 2003 contest in Montreal.


1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
8th 11th 13th
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
14th 16th 15th
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
15th 14th 16th 15th 16th 12th 16th
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
20th 21st 21st 20th 19th 20th
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
20th 20th 20th


The Rochester chapter is a member of the Seneca Land District.


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