Barrie County Chordsmen celebrating four decades in county
By Susan Doolan, Special to Postmedia Network
The Barrie County Chordsmen marks 40 years with a style of singing that is enjoying a resurgence thanks to movies like Pitch Perfect and the Grammy Award-winning pop group Pentatonix, who catapulted to fame after winning the 2011 American television singing competition The Sing-Off.
In the lead up to the Barrie group’s spring concert, the chordsmen have opened the doors to all men to participate in vocal workshops.
Singers of all ages and skills are welcome to try it out, as the group learns two new songs: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Ability to read music is not required.
“Anyone who comes for any one of the nights is welcome to join us at our show (April 12),” said Brian Tracey, one of 50 Barrie County Chordsmen.