The Men in Blaque were founded by the Professor Joseph Huszti in 1997 at the University of California Irvine. Their eclectic repertoire represents music from the Renissance in original SATB voicing, standard male chorus literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as 20 newly commissioned works for male chorus including renowned composers Vytautus Miskinis, Javier Busto, Iman Raminsch and Kirke Mechem.
International awards and first prize-winning performances include the 2006 and 2010 World Choir Games; 2014 Bratislava, Slovakia International Youth Festival; 2013 Yeosu International Choral Competition. At the Alava, Spain XX Semana Coral Internacional a memorable and historical concert on September 11, 2001 was presented in the foothills of northern Spain in Izzara. A tour to South Africa in July 2016, had concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The Men in Blaque were invited to sing concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC in 2010 and 2011. They were honored to present a workshop at UC IRVINE with the acclaimed ensemble, Chanticleer. Five compact disc recordings have been produced. The ensemble is comprised of singers who are students, conductors, music teachers, clergy, computer experts, doctors, church musicians, dancers and business owners. Professor Huszti has conducted choirs in 1965, 1971, 1979, 1984, 1992, 1997 and 2008 at Llangollen. Six of his students have participated as conductors of choirs at the International Eisteddfod.