Recent News

2016 Spring Convention Results

  • Posted on: 10 April 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

After a fantastic weekend of barbershop hosted by the Toronto Chapter, the Ontario District crowned a new district seniors quartet champion and district chorus champion and qualified a number of quartets for 2016 International competitions.

Yonge Guns, Test Drive, and Supertonic quartets all qualified for the International Quartet competion this July in Nashville, with Aristocrats quartet also earning scores that place them in strong contention for a wildcard spot in the contest.

Hometown harmonizers host milestone concert

  • Posted on: 31 March 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today

PORT HOPE - The Ganaraska Chordsmen welcome you to the first concert they have self-produced as a chartered organization.

In fact, part of the May 7 show at Port Hope's Calvary Pentecostal Church is the official presentation of their charter to operate as a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society by district president Frank Knoll of Mt. Brydges, Ont.

“It will be a good show, no question about it,” Ganaraska Chordsmen president Ted Devonshire stated.

Fun Events Happening at the Spring Convention

  • Posted on: 29 March 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

By Pat Hannon, VP CDD, Ontario District

Spring Convention is only a couple of weeks away and this year we have some events happening at the Delta Hotel before and after the chorus contest.

One of the biggest events is nothing new but a brand new concept which should be a ton of fun.  For this years Joe Barbershop chorus you have the opportunity to sing along side our very own 2013 Gold Medal Champion Chorus, The Toronto Northern Lights.  The songs chosen are "Hello Mary Lou" and "Irish Blessing".  Rehearsal starts at 10:30 on stage at the Global Kingdom Ministries on Markham road.

Nominate a Barbershopper Today!

  • Posted on: 17 February 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

Join us in celebrating the contributions and achievements of Ontario barbershoppers who helped improve the barbershop art form in Ontario in 2015! Please take the time to nominate a fellow barbershopper who deserves to be celebrated.

Use the links below to submit your nomination and view previous award winners. These awards are presented at the spring convention each year.

Better Than Front Row

  • Posted on: 9 February 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

While sitting in a convention auditorium watching a contest, have you ever had these thoughts?

"My scores usually track with those of the official panel. I wonder how I'm doing today";
"I plan to apply this fall to become a judge -- it would be great if I could do a practice judging session somewhere to ensure that it's the right path for my barbershop future";
or simply, "It sure would be fun to judge an International contest!"

Aces of Harmony barbershop quartet offering Valentine's Day serenades

  • Posted on: 28 January 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

By Jessica Nyznik, The Peterborough Examiner

A local barbershop-style chorus is offering a unique service this Valentine's Day.

Aces of Harmony, a male chorus that sings a cappella four-part harmony, is breaking into quartets to serenade loved ones.

The quartets are available on Feb. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. anywhere in Peterborough.

Dressed in tuxedos, the four-piece harmony will sing a song or two and deliver a rose and personalized Valentine's Day card.

Entries Open for Spring Contest

  • Posted on: 19 January 2016
  • By: Barry Towner

Since the weather has been so cold, it is time to begin thinking of warmer weather. What better way than to enter the Ontario District Spring contest to be held at Global Kingdom Ministries in Scarborough? Entries are now open for the following contests:

  • Ontario District Chorus Contest
  • International Preliminary Quartet Contest
  • Ontario District Seniors Quartet Contest
  • International Preliminary Collegiate Quartet Contest
  • Ontario District Novice Quartet Contest

Cutoff for entries is Friday, March 11, 2016

Ontario Quartet Event - with a twist

  • Posted on: 13 January 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

The Ontario District is proud to announce another full day of quartetting for quartet wannabe’s to experienced competitive singers. This year’s OQE promises a new format that will make the event even more attractive to experienced quartet singers.  

Here’s a chance to learn some great songs and sing your own part - all by yourself - with 3 others. You might even find the voices for your next quartet. If you’re already in a quartet, this is a perfect opportunity to add 8 new arrangements to your repertoire!

The Ontario District Web Store is Open for Business!

  • Posted on: 11 November 2015
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

Just in time for Christmas, the Ontario District has a wide variety of merchandise and apparel available for sale online through our new web store. Not only will this item show your district pride to the world, but a portion of the sale will go to the Ontario District to support our many initiatives. Pick up something for yourself, or give the gift of harmony for the holidays! To buy, visit Web store purchases are fulfilled by Marchant's School Sport.