The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers chorus is a male a cappella group which sings in the uniquely American “Barbershop-style” of close four-part harmony.

The Chorus is the Poughkeepsie Chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. Our “Newyorkers Chorus” is part of the Society’s Northeastern District, covering eastern Canada, all of New England, and eastern New York State. Each of our society’s choruses across the United States and Canada share the same goals: To provide continued music excellence to their communities, especially those in local assisted living and nursing facilities, veterans homes, habitat for humanity, at veteran celebrations and also to students from elementary through college.

The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Chorus & quartets support music in our tri-county schools, offering an assistance plan to music educators in area high schools, grades 9-12. Working with each educator, we provide a syllabus of music craft from which to choose the perfect lesson plan to fit individual time frames.

The Poughkeepsie, NY Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, chartered on August 7, 1961, was started by a group of seven men who were enthusiastic about bringing quartet and musical excitement — barbershop harmony style — to the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. From that beginning, the Newyorkers’ emphasis has been on quarteting, producing exciting shows and improving singing quality through competition. T