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 has was won the Small Chorus champingship in the Illinois District as well as the Illinois District Most Entertaining Chorus! In June of 2017 the Barbershop Harmony Society made a radical decision and called it "Everyone in Harmony". This new vision allowed woman to join the Society as full members. The  Illinois District Fall Contest crowed the 2nd City Chorus as the First Mixed Chorus Champiions. The men and women of the 2nd City Chorus come from all walks of life - we are teachers, engineers, salesmen, pilots, mechanics, counselors, doctors, nurses 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

July 14, 2024 - 7:37pm
The 2nd City Chorus participated in the Alpine Kiwanis Brat Days. The chorus provided barbershop harmony to... more
October 10, 2023 - 12:00am
The 2nd City Chorus competes in the Illinois District 2023 contest. The chorus performed  the “Oliver Murder... more
January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The 2nd City Chorus is happy to offer FREE SINGING LESSONS for 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning March... more