Amherst, NY
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Crescendo is the only quartet in the Friends of Harmony to feature a father and son combination.

Kevin Koczka (tenor) is a long time barbershopper who resides in North Buffalo.  Kevin has won numerous awards while singing with a variety of quartets. He enjoys sailing in the summer and loves to perform in area musicals.  Kevin is the tenor section leader for the Friends of Harmony. 

Ed Lyons (lead) lives in Amherst and has been with the Friends of Harmony for 17 years.  His greatest joy in barbershop is singing with his son Evan.  Originally from Hyde Park, he has lived in the Buffalo area for 40 years.

Evan Lyons (bass) lives in Amherst.  At 26, he has been singing barbershop for about 7 years.   He sang with the youth chorus "SLAM" before joining the Friends of Harmony in 2011.  He has competed with other quartets, winning the Novice Quartet award in 2011.

Pete Hart (baritone) resides in North Buffalo. Pete and Ed were classmates and fraternity brothers at RPI in the mid 70's.  Pete is a very accomplished singer and musician and serves as the assistant director for the chorus.

Feb 10 2018 - 9:00am to Feb 14 2018 - 8:00pm
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May 4 2018 - 7:30pm
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