Since the Big Apple Chorus was established in 1983, it has brought its unique interpretation of the barbershop harmony style to such great performing venues as: Carnegie Hall (both in many of its own concerts and as special guests with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops Orchestra), Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Radio City Music Hall, New York City’s fabled Beacon Theater, Shea and Giants Stadiums, the Central Park Band Shell, Symphony Space, the historic Salvation Army Theatre, and the South Street Seaport as part of its world-famous “Singing Christmas Tree”. That’s just in the Tri-State area!
The Chorus has also been heard across the length and breadth of North America, appearing in cities such as St. Louis, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Hartford, in Washington DC’s Constitution Hall, Bridgeport, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Miami, Providence, Columbus, Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, and Calgary and Montréal.
In 2001 the Big Apple Chorus traveled overseas appearing at the invitation of the Russian Government in St. Petersburg, where it not only performed in concert, but conducted Master Classes for Russian choral groups, chorus directors, composers, and musicians. The chorus’ trip to Russia provided it with a unique opportunity to build a cultural bridge between the US and Russia through the original American musical style called "barbershop" harmony.
The Big Apple Chorus has become a precious musical resource in New York City’s cultural scene. It has repeatedly demonstrated over its lifetime that you can combine barbershop harmony and New York Style, with a most entertaining result.
All of this is, admittedly, heady stuff for a group of men whose main musical qualification is simply that they enjoy singing, and are able to carry a tune. The Big Apple Chorus has transformed scores of “ordinary Joes” into stars!