Kishwaukeys Men’s Barbership Chorus Sings

September 19, 2019

For nearly 60 years, the Kishwaukeys Men’s Barbershop Chorus has been singing and sharing the gift of song in our community.

They will be singing acapella music for Farm Bureau Prime Timers on Monday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Theater.

The group of men love barbershop singing and keeping this American tradition alive. Members have various backgrounds from retired professor to registered nurse, a carpenter and retired postal worker, to name a few.

The Kishwaukeys sing songs from the turn of the century such as “My Wild Irish Rose,” and “Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie.” They will also pay tribute to veterans with some patriotic songs like “This is My Country,” and “God Bless America.”

The songs are acapella in the barbershop style using a lead singing the melody, along with a high tenor, a bass harmony, and baritone to create a four-part chord.

Farm Bureau members interested in hearing the Kishwaukeys may attend the performance. Lunch will be served at 12-noon in the auditorium for Prime Timers, members 55+ years. To register for lunch, contact the Farm Bureau office by Oct. 29 and pay the $7 lunch fee.

The Kishwaukeys will sing acapella music at Farm Bureau on Nov. 4. Chorus members are (from left) Peter Hansen, Roger Elliott, Ed Safford, Tom Plote, Kevin Jesmer, Dave Lundberg, Steve Safford, Tom Klopfenstein and Ed Check.