As one of the preeminent men’s choruses in the world, the Alexandria Harmonizers have been electrifying audiences with tight harmonies and high-energy choreography for over 60 years. They’ll grace the AMT stage with two performances on August 11. With over 100 men, from ages 18 to 81, their renowned “wall of sound” has led to numerous prestige performances and 17 international competition medals, including four world championships.
Hailing from the national capital area, the Harmonizers have been delighting audiences since their founding in 1948 as the Alexandria, VA chapter of SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America — known now as the Barbershop Harmony Society.)
In 2011, the Harmonizers won the Mid-Atlantic District contest for the 23rd time, sending them to the Barbershop Harmony Society International Contest in Kansas City where, against very stiff competition, they were thrilled to win the 5th Place bronze medal for the 2nd consecutive year.
Over the past six decades, the Harmonizers have performed throughout North America at many prestigious venues and affairs including the White House, Carnegie Hall, Disneyland, the Kennedy Center, the National Vietnam Memorial, the National Cherry Blossom Parade, Constitution Hall, RFK Stadium, and many more. In September, 2012 the Harmonizers are scheduled to perform in Bejing, China.