HHT" is an all male, a cappella chorus based in Plymouth, Wisconsin. We are the Plymouth Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The Society, along with the affiliated organizations, boast over 80,000 male members world-wide! We were chartered on February 18th, 1970. "HHT" is a group of all-around "good guys who love to sing." We are under the direction of Mr. Brad Charles of Milwaukee WI. HHT is currently comprised of eighteen men from five Wisconsin counties. HHT performs a variety of music including spiritual, patriotic, comedy and show tunes along with traditional songs in the barbershop style, a unique American music genre. This style of singing is described as four-part, unaccompanied, close-harmony singing, with the melody in the second voice, called the "lead." Tenor (counter-tenor voice) harmonizes above the lead singer, bass sings the lowest harmonizing notes, and the baritone provides the in-between notes to form consonant, pleasing chords. It has been further described as a "melting pot" product of African-American musical devices, European hymn-singing culture, and an American tradition of recreational music. Melodies are in the vocal and skill range of the average singer, with lyrical emphasis on simple, heartfelt emotions.
HHT exists to enrich lives through singing. We're making a difference in people's lives, and that's what really matters. And that's why we sing!
HHT was founded on February 18th, 1970. We rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church, 222 Stafford Street in Plymouth. Entrance is on the west side at door 7.
HHT is available to sing for parties, patriotic celebrations, picnics, community events, and church services.
HHT performs each December in our "Tannenbaum Express." This is first Saturday in December and the chorus spends the day singing at various nursing homes, senior centers and local businesses. We finish the day at 5:30 pm at the Sheboygan Quarry Building singing for the "Making Spirits Bright" program.
HHT is a member of the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, and the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Each year, HHT performs two Cabaret Shows (one in Spring in Sheboygan and one in fall in West Bend). We also performed at a number of public park events, along with nursing homes and churches.
We support the "Sheboygan County Food Bank," the "Fond du Lac Salute the Troops" program, and the '"Wisconsin Youth Harmony Festival" (formerly known as the "Wisconsin State High School Barbershop Festival"),
and the "Lou Jaeger Memorial Scholarship Fund." We take our responsibility as a community citizen very seriously and continue to look for ways to assist our community.