A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 25, 2024
Big Apple Chorus (1983-present)

The Big Apple Chorus is a barbershop chorus based in Manhattan that was formed in 1983. The chorus has competed in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international chorus competition, and it has performed many Christmas concerts.
 
       
Wikipedia: Big Apple Chorus
The Big Apple Chorus is a barbershop chorus based in Manhattan, New York. The chorus, directed by Jack Pinto, was founded in 1983 and has close to 100 members. The Big Apple Chorus has competed in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international chorus competition, with a best finish of 2nd in 1987.
 
For several years, the chorus has regularly participated in the holiday concert series at the South Street Seaport, including the Living Christmas Tree—a group of carolers arranged in a tree, accompanying the first public Christmas tree in the city to be lit during the winter holiday season.
 
The chorus rehearses at 7pm on Monday nights at Norman Thomas High School, 111 East 33rd Street in Manhattan.
 
Big Apple Chorus
Who we are
If you’re looking for a bunch of Broadway stars or Park Avenue elite who are “puttin’ on the Ritz,” well, you’re going to be disappointed (a little). We are people of all genders who look a lot like you. We all share a common passion: We love to sing a cappella.
 
The Chorus forms the Manhattan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), which was an all-male organization until 2020. When the BHS became co-ed, so did the Big Apple Chorus.
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Our history
When it was established in 1983, no one could have imagined that the Big Apple Chorus was going to make the kind of impact that would propel it through over 35 years of extraordinary musical performances.
 
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Big Apple Chorus
@BigAppleChorus
Big Apple Chorus, mens a cappella chorus, located in Mid-town Manhattan, see http://bigapplechorus.org or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mid-town Manhattanbigapplechorus.orgJoined June 2009
     
Newspapers.com
16 April 1984, The Journal-News (Nyack, NY), “Tipping the hat to our barbershoppers” by Michael Hitzig, pg. B5, col. 4:
As was the “Vocal Point” Barbershop Quartet from the Big Apple Chorus is New York City,  whose singing of “Nothing Seems the Same Anymore” and “Sentimental Journey” brought the house down.
   
Newspapers.com
20 May 1984, Daily News (New York, NY), “9th Ave. nosh, b’gosh” by Don Singleton, pg. 5, col. 5:
...and a concert by the 125-member Big Apple Chorus.
 
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ToDoNY
@ToDoFree
The Big Apple Chorus performance at South Street Seaport 3PM & 4PM Take 2 3 to Fulton St. http://bit.ly/83DYFj
4:44 AM · Nov 29, 2009
     
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Hel
@ItsMeHelly
New York at Christmas, you HAVE to see Big Apple Chorus http://youtube.com/watch?v=eltK9iz__sw They are completely brilliant!
12:20 PM · Sep 27, 2011
   
YouTube
Big Apple Chorus - 1990 International Chorus Final
TalkinShop
May 26, 2013
Under the direction of Scott Brannon, the Big Apple Chorus, from Manhattan, NY, finsihed in 7th place at the 1990 International Chorus Final in San Francisco, CA.
 
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Joe Rox
@JoeRox8
Big Apple Chorus’ Xmas Concert http://ift.tt/1rbSVJy
3:28 PM · Jul 10, 2014
     
YouTube
Introducing the Big Apple Chorus!
bigapplechorus
Apr 16, 2015
Meet the members of the Big Apple Chorus! We’re a men’s a cappella chorus based in New York City. We perform a wide variety of Broadway and barbershop music around the city and the metro area. Visit our website to learn more about how you can join or hire us!
 
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Barbershop Harmony Society
@barbershopnews
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://youtu.be/Ydda9kFjjMc?a Introducing the Big Apple Chorus!
4:29 PM · Apr 17, 2015
 
YouTube
Introducing the Big Apple Chorus!
bigapplechorus
Dec 8, 2015
Meet the members of the Big Apple Chorus! We’re a men’s a cappella chorus based in New York City. We perform a wide variety of Broadway and barbershop music around the city and the metro area. Visit our website to learn more about how you can join or hire us!
     
YouTube
The Big Apple Chorus - I Believe in You [from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying]
Barbershop Harmony Society
Jul 3, 2020
The Big Apple Chorus
https://www.bigapplechorus.org/
/ bigapplechorus
I Believe in You [from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying]
Performed live at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon during the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2012 International Convention.
   
YouTube
Big Apple Chorus’ Singing Valentines in Manhattan, NY 2023
Harmony Junkie
Feb 3, 2023
On Feb. 14, 2023, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, the “Big Apple Chorus” will once again offer a limited number of surprise “Singing Valentines” by quartets, in Manhattan, NY.  This is an unusual and totally unexpected gift for a loved one at their Manhattan workplace or Manhattan home/apartment.
Details are explained in this amusing video.  [Note: in a building with security, you would have to arrange for the quartet’s entry-clearance.]
For more about these Singing Valentines, visit the Chorus’ web page:  http://www.bigapplechorus.org.


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