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The Holland Windmill Chorus

Barberpole1We are men who enjoy singing together in barbershop harmony. Barbershop music consists of a lead part with three supporting parts making four part harmony......the songs and styles make our distinctive sound. We are based in Holland, Michigan. Guests can stop in to any rehearsal for a warm welcome.

 

Please visit the rest of our site . . . our history is rich with award-winning quartets, and our chapter services can bring a smile to your family, friends, and co-workers.

 

 


NOV. 11 BARBERSHOP CONCERT AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH

HAILS VETERANS’ DAY AND CHURCH ANNIVERSARIES

 

Members of the Chorus will present a free public concert on Sunday afternoon, November 11, at 4 pm in Saugatuck’s All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 252 Grand St. (at Hoffman St.), celebrating both the centennial of Armistice Day -- now known as Veterans’ Day -- and the church’s 150th anniversary.

 

Singing both in Chorus configuration and in several “step-out” quartets, the program offers a mix of songs ranging across light-hearted, patriotic, gospel and show tunes, some familiar, some not. A meet-the-singers reception with light refreshments will follow.

 

Long a popular iconic photo-op for tourists, All Saints’ “carpenter gothic” design was artfully rendered in wood by local shipwrights in 1871-2, and though not yet finished, held its first worship services in 1873. Its pews, installed in 1875, were fashioned from local trees and remain in place. Its impressive stained-glass windows, made in Belgium, were installed in 1880. A century later, the church gained landmark listing in the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites.

 

Armistice Day originally was set as a U.S. legal holiday marking the end of World War 1, which officially occurred on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was rededicated to the cause of world peace and honoring World War 1 veterans. In 1954, after suffering through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by renaming November 11 as a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

 

Holland Windmill Chorus, established in 1945, is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization with membership open to all men who enjoy singing four-part, a capella harmony. HWC has long performed barbershop shows during Holland's annual Tulip Time Festivals, and entertains at other church, public and private events throughout the year. For information about the Chorus, contact Bill McAndrew at (616) 212-8593.

 


 

Openings now in all voice parts! 

Don't know much about Barbershop harmony?  We'll show you how it's done!

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Holland Windmill ChorusRehearsals: Tuesdays 7pm
First Presbyterian Church

659 State St., Holland, MI 49423
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Affiliations

www.barbershop
www.pioneerdistrictThe Holland Windmill Chorus belongs to larger organizations at the regional and international levels.  Check out the link to the Pioneer District for more information on our region (state of Michigan, and Ontario, Canada),  or to the Barbershop Harmony Society (formerly S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.).

 

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About Holland Windmill Chorus

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About Barbershop

Find out more about this amazing, original artform and our organization.

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Our Quartets

Holland Windmill Chorus has a number of great quartets. Check them out!

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Hear Us!

Hear a few of our tracks to get an idea of what close harmony is all about!

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