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 http://www.marchants.com/ONT. Web store purchases are fulfilled by Marchant's School Sport.
The Ontario District is one of the seventeen districts of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the world's largest all-male a cappella singing organization, and is the only all-Canadian district. It is committed to serving and supporting its 33 barbershop chapters, over 60 quartets, and over 1200 members throughout Ontario, and it is committed to promoting the Society's mission of bringing men together in fellowship and harmony to enrich lives through singing. Member choruses and quartets are encouraged to perform throughout their communities in support of worthwhile civic, cultural, educational, and charitable endeavors.
Doug Procter, former science teacher at Seaforth District High School and 28-year barbershopper, was one of the 30 recipients from across Canada who recieved the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award at the Governor General's residence on October 6, 2015. He was nominated by the Men’s PROBUS Club of Grand Bend where he now resides and served as secretary of the club for the past 11 years. Bob is a member of the Seaforth Harmony Kings barbershop chorus.
- International Preliminary Chorus Contest
- International Preliminary Seniors Quartet Contest
- Ontario District Quartet Contest
- Ontario District Fall Novice Quartet Contest
Two of our collegiate quartets are recoginized on their successes in Pittsburgh in the latest Snapd. Congratulations 'Shoptimus Prime and Yonge Guns.
Photo by Miller Photography, Louisville KY USA
This great article from yesterday's New York Times recalls the author's experience of attending a barbershop show that helped to transform his life. Feeling inspired? Why not invite a friend to any one of the many barbershop performances coming up in Ontario?
A very large and very overdue congratulations is in order for the newest chapter in our district. The Northumberland Hills chapter recieved their official license from the BHS in May to start operations as the Ganaraska Chordsmen.
For the complete story, visit Northumberland Today
The Ontario District's international representatives were sent off in style at the 29th annual Pep Rally in Mississauga yesterday evening. Eleven quartets and nine choruses performed in a night of celebration and fundraising hosted by the Association of Ontario Champions (AOC).