Making their own music: Barbershop harmony lives on in Hamilton
By Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator
It's seven o'clock on a Wednesday evening at Flamborough's Millgrove Community Centre and the first bugs of spring are starting to gather outside over the two baseball diamonds.
Inside the hall, about 70 men of various ages are mingling, trading jokes and sipping coffee. Toronto is still in the playoffs, so many are wearing Leaf jerseys.
The weekly rehearsal for the 100-voice Harbourtown Sound Chorus is about to begin, a roomful of voices singing in four-part barbershop harmony.