In addition to producing our own shows, highlights of the Harmonizers include being featured at the Chicago Civic Opera House; performing at Chicago World Garden Shows; appearing at Ravinia; performing at the State of Illinois Building downtown Chicago; appearing several times a year at various historic and civic festivals in Long Grove, Illinois; caroling at Christmas time; and performing at many nursing and retirement homes throughout the years.
We love to sing and to bring joy to other people through our songs. Barbershop harmony has now evolved to the point that more contemporary songs are regularly included in the barbershop repertoire, and the Harmonizers make a point of singing old standards along with contemporary music to please our audiences.
Our current director, Alice Lane, has been our leader and inspiration since 1991. Prior to 1991 our directors included: Bob Haeger, Earl Baumgarten, Dick Savane, Tom McCracken, Dan Ryan, Dick Gallagher and Frank Fabian.
About the Director
Alice Lane was an active member of the North Shore Harmonizers for four years before becoming our director in 1991. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and has recently “retired” from her 20 year stint as Music Director/Organist for the Lake Street Church of Evanston. She sang baritone with the “4 On A Chord” barbershop quartet for over 20 years and continues to maintain an active piano studio in her home. Her years of experience as a professional teacher, director and performer keep us focused on our goal of producing music of the highest quality.
Alice and her husband, Paul, make their home in Evanston, and have three sons and six grandchildren.