Recent News

Harmony Kings win big and so does their director

  • Posted on: 18 April 2016
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

By Shaun Gregory, Huron Expositor

Barbershop music--in the 1930s, the tune, shoo doop shooby doo, broadcasted from numerous street corners across North America.

No instruments were needed, just some rhythm and sheer singing power. On April 9, the Seaforth Harmony Kings kept the nearly century-old a cappella style of melody active. They ventured to Scarborough Ont. with one thing on their mind-gold.  After losing last year by a nose hair, they knew what was needed to walk away victorious.

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.