Meet our new director:
Michael Hengelsberg brings a wealth of musical and barbershop experience along with a true love of the artform. Beginning with working his way through college by playing the organ and directing the choir at Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, PA, Michael has developed choir and contemporary music programs at churches in Pennsylvania as well as Wisconsin, where he and his wife, Allison lived for seventeen years.
Michael’s love for Barbershop Music started all the way back in High School where he formed a quartet of high-school friends to sing in a quartet for a 4th of July parade in Hampton Township. In college, he started a fledgling men’s barbershop chorus at Washington and Jefferson College. After moving to Wisconsin in 1995, at the urging of his wife, he joined the La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen in 1996. He began directing the chorus in 1997 after their previous director moved away. Michael directed and coached the chorus to 4th place in the Land o’ Lakes District contest, and earned them a trip to the Buckeye Invitational Contest. The chorus earned a first place in their performance at Buckeye that year.
Currently, Michael is also the assistant director of the Pittsburgh Metro Chapter’s chorus, the Steel City Harmonizers, and lives in Allison Park with his wife, Allison, and children, Lexi, Grace, and Charlie.