About 2nd City

The 2nd City Chorus was founded in 1996 and has earned the distinction as one of Rockford’s premier musical ensembles.  As part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Rockford Metro Chapter has competed in many Society competitions and currently is the Champion Small Chorus in the Illinois District as well as the Illinois District Most Entertaining Chorus! The men of the 2nd City Chorus come from all walks of life - we are teachers, engineers, salesmen, pilots, mechanics, counselors, doctors, and retirees.  The one thing we all have in common is a tremendous love for music in the Barbershop style!  Under the direction of Joe Tomecek, the group meets every Tuesday evening between 7:00 and 9:30 pm at the Christ United Methodist Church Church located at the northeast corner of Highcrest and Alpine Streets in Rockford.   All singers, regardless of experience are welcome to visit and explore membership in our group! 

Recent news

January 6, 2018 - 6:15pm
Ready, Set, Sing. Free Singing Lessons!   2018 Free Singing Lessons Program   FIVE Hour and a half Free... more
November 16, 2017 - 1:26pm
The 2nd City Chorus will be singing in a number of venues over the next several weeks and invite your... more
March 23, 2015 - 3:02pm
We had such an amazing time at our Spring show!  Wow - over 300 patrons filled the Memorial Hall in... more