Our chorus is popular in the Central Nebraska area. We are thriving because we strive to be musical while entertaining our audiences. We often hear, "You guys look like you are enjoying yourselves and having a good time." We take pride in winning hearts and have for more than 47 years. Come get to know us!
We can be seen at many venues within Kearney and the surrounding communities. We call ourslelves an "area" chorus because our members live in more than a dozen cities or villages within 50 miles of Kearney. Some members are also farm folks so we are diverse. Kearney is the home of the University of Nebraska Kearney and is also a bustling hub of medical facilities and services and industrial businesses. There is diverse manufacturing and well established retail and wholesale businesses in the city and surrounding area too.
So you can see that our membership makeup includes men from many walks of life. Our youngest member is 13, and our elder statesmen has reached 92 years of age. Depite looking back more than four decades as a chorus, we still have several charter members we can count on the roster.
Our name is well established in the community. [It comes from the fact Kearney is 1,733 miles from both San Francisco and Boston as seen in our logo.] Each spring we produce an annual show which of course features the barbershop style, but it is basically a variety show and great entertainment. Many of the years we have given a show it was been presented in the former Kearney Senior High School Auditorium that was razed, but we also have been seen at the Merryman Performing Arts Center, and on the university campus at the Fine Arts Recital Hall for our annual Christmas concert. The holiday season concert brings together many different musicians to impress an audience with traditional Yuletide songs in both voice and with instruments.
You may also hear us sing the National Anthem at sporting events, including football and basketball games, even to open a demolition derby.
We also provide Singing Valentines for those romantic moments. Afterall, who sings more about romance than a barbershopper?
If you enjoy singing you will enjoy the fellowship that is the hallmark of singing barbershop harmony. Check us out. Make a friend.
The mission of the Kearney Area 1733 Barbershop Chorus is to promote, preserve, and perpetuate barbershop style harmony in both choruses and quartets. To accomplish this, we will strive to improve our singing and performance skills through fun, fellowship and teamwork, ultimately adding to the artistic quality and charitable outreach in our community.