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This is the page where the Newyorkers can keep abreast of general and specific chorus information.

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The Newyorkers are invited to an open house for Evergreen Chorus to wish them well as they travel to Las Vegas for their international contest performance. The open house will be on Tuesday, September 26 at the Clubhouse at 8pm. All are welcome.


There are only 5 more rehearsals BEFORE contest.

Please make every effort to be there.

The Newyorkers will be completing in the 2017 NED Contest in Manchester, CT on Saturday, October 28.

At this time, we have the exact minimum number of members to compete. John has asked that those of you who have not already committed to seriously consider attending. The contest is close enough (approx. 2 hours) that you could drive over the day of the contest. Our concern is that with the minimum number, we have no room if someone needs to drop out at the last minute for whatever reason. 

Plus, its just more fun with more people.

I will forward more details about the contest in a future e-mail. The songs for the contest are Sentimental Journey and Railroad Rag.


The Newyorkers will be having their own Community Open House on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Clubhouse. The time will be sometime between 1-5 pm.

This is an important community outreach for the chapter so please check your calendars and make every effort to be available on that day. Again, more information will be forthcoming.



Music for All I Have To Do Is Dream has been distributed. Check your folder.


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Hear the Newyorkers sing at Dutchess County Legislature! June 16th meeting. Start at minute 20.

Older Notices

The Footlighters Quartet is delighted to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. J. Breck Martyn has joined the quartet to sing Baritone.    Breck is a long-time barbershopper and quartet man and a fine musician.  He brings a wealth of show and competition experience to the quartet, as well as great energy and personality.

Breck sang with and directed the world-renowned Colgate Thirteen choral group in his college days.  He joined the Barbershop Harmony Society (then known as SPEBSQSA) in 1976, with the Poughkeepsie, New York Chapter and remains a Chapter member.  He has directed the Newyorkers Chorus and has served in many administrative and Annual Show capacities.   He has sung, variously, Lead, Tenor, and Baritone with four quartets:  Four Guys From Poughkeepsie, Sound Edition, Entertainment Tonite, and Rave Revue.    With Entertainment Tonite, he was a quarter-finalist at the 1988 International Quartet Competition held in San Antonio, Texas.  With Rave Revue, he won the Northeastern District Quartet Championship in 1991 and ranked as a quarter-finalist at the 1995 International Quartet Competition in Miami, Florida.


Breck lives in Poughkeepsie with his wife Terri.  He joins veteran Footlighters  Ron Pierson (Tenor),  Jack Ostmark (Lead),  and  Bud Fair (Bass), all also members of the Poughkeepsie Chapter.  The quartet is working on new repertoire material, and is planning a re-entry into competition in 2011. 

Sheet music and MP3 learning materials for America the Beautiful and Battle Hymn of the Republic has been distributed to all active singing members.
If you did NOT receive a copy, email erictd@hvc.rr.com

2009 District Contest Photo Now Available
Print your own -- scroll down past our performance schedule
Contact Eric Dickstein if you need music for any part

Print Photo Quality - 2009 District Contest
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2017 Board of Directors Elected Nov-2016

Office ------------------ Elected
President---------------- Open
Secretary---------------- Stephen Miller
Treasurer---------------- Ernie Strauss
VP Chapter Development--- Laurence Rand - Frank Ruggiero
VP Marketing & PR-------- Rick Greenop
VP Music & Performance--- Mike Monkowski
Members At Large--------- Eric Dickstein
Bob Rich
Immediate Past President- William Standish
Chapter Delegate--------- Steve Miller
Chorus Director---------- John Hadigan
Chorus Manager----------- Mike Monkowski 

 Performance List
(Ab) All I Have To Do Is Dream
(C  ) America the Beautiful
(F  ) Bare Necessities
(A  ) Battle Hymn of the Republic
(F  ) Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
(Ab) Bye Bye Love
(F  ) Darkness on the Delta (Polecat II, Pg 15)
(G ) God Bless America
(Bb) Happy Birthday
(Eb) I Believe (Arranged by Bob Haeger)
(Ab) In My Room
(F ) Irish Blessing (Free 'n Easy)
(Ab) It's A Good Day
(Eb) Keep the Whole World Singing (Free 'n Easy, learning tracks too)
(Bb) Sentimental Journey
(A ) Star Spangled Banner
(D ) Take Me Out To The Ball Game
(Eb) That Railroad Rag
(Eb) When I Fall In Love
(C ) Zip A Dee Doo Dah
Barberpole Cats/Singing Valentines/Etc.
(Bb) Coney Island Baby (Polecat II, Pg 30)
(Bb) Down Our Way (Barberpole Cat, Pg 8)
(Ab) Heart of My Heart (Story of the Rose) (Barberpole Cat, Pg 14)
(Bb) Hello Mary Lou (Polecat II, Pg 34)
(Bb) Honey--Little 'Lize Medley (Barberpole Cat, Pg 9))
(Ab) I Love You Truly  (Free 'n Easy)
(Bb) Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Barberpole Cat, Pg 10)
(F ) Lida Rose (Polecat II, Pg 49)
(Bb) My Wild Irish Rose (Barberpole Cat, Pg 3)
(Bb) Shine On Me (Barberpole Cat, Pg 13)
(Bb) (You're the Flower of my Heart) Sweet Adeline (Barberpole Cat, Pg 15)
(F ) Sweet and Lovely (Barberpole Cat, Pg 6)
(Bb) The Old Songs (Free 'n Easy, learning tracks too)
(Ab) Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie (Barberpole Cat, Pg 4)
(C ) You're As Welcome As The Flowers In May (Just Plain Barbershop, Pg 12)

Holiday Music
(F ) Angels We Have Heard On High
(F ) Deck The Halls
(Ab /G ) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
(Eb) White Christmas
(Ab) O Holy Night
(Ab) Jingle Bells
(Ab) O Come All Ye Faithful
(B ) It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
(B ) Silent Night
(Bb) We Wish You A Merry Christmas

"Free 'n Easy" songs can be found online at  http://www.barbershop.org/resources/get-music/free-music/

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