Harmony’s African-American Legacy Organization, HALO, was founded by the first quartet of African-American singers to compete on the international contest stage of any of the major barbershop organizations. Having broken significant social ground in the barbershop community, under the artistic direction of the quartet members, HALO seeks to lead a transformative movement of Community Music Therapy in which barbershop singing (and listening) serves as a metaphorical model by which we as a diverse people in one nation can learn to heal century-old wounds. We can lead community groups in this initiative to utilize the singing and active listening experience of barbershop music as a framework in which the people of America can learn to engage in constructive dialogue concerning socio-political issues—especially those pertaining to race.
Lustre started their musical adventure back in 2005, and what an adventure it has been! They met through and continue to sing with the Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus (HCMC), a chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI) out of Baltimore, Maryland (in SAI Region 19). Kate is also a member of the Capital Accord Chorus (CAC) chapter of SAI, and Jenny is also the Director of the Arundelair Chorus chapter of SAI.
In their time together they have garnered several Regional and International awards through Sweet Adelines, as well as Regional and National awards through the National Harmony Sweepstakes organization. In October 2017 they earned the title of 2018 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions.