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.

Ontario Quartet Event 2015

  • Posted on: 10 August 2015
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster
Harmony Ranch was a-buzz on August 8th as over 60 barbershoppers parachuted in to participate in the Ontario Quartet Event from as far away as British Columbia and Michigan, representing 17 chapters. Harmony Ranch provided an idyllic venue for the OQE.

Loving That Old Barbershop Style

  • Posted on: 15 June 2015
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

By Dan Hoddinott

My friend Grant Orchard and I paid a visit to the East York Barbershoppers this week. Grant, a fellow tenor singer in newchoir, has been intrigued by the close, four-part male harmonies particular to this style of a cappella singing, and I have been waxing nostalgic lately about a musical form to which I once enjoyed a very close connection. So we took advantage of the Barbershop Harmony Society’s open door policy of letting the curious drop in on their regular weekly rehearsal night to see it all in action.

Tri-City Gospel Chorus performs at Fonthill United Church

  • Posted on: 1 June 2015
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

By J.T. Lewis, Erie Media

Tri-City Gospel Chorus was formed in 1995 when men,who liked to sing Gospel Music in four part harmony, were invited to meet at Harmony Hall in East York. The assembly of singers was orchestrated by Ontario Quartet Champions and Ontario Senior Quartet Champions the Tri-City Slickers Barbershop Quartet. The Tri-City name was used for the quartet who belonged to three chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society, East York, Markham and Oshawa. Tri-City has stuck with the chorus since its beginnings. Members of the chorus come from all over Ontario, with some from the Niagara area.

SING Festival Special Offers

  • Posted on: 26 May 2015
  • By: Ontario District Webmaster

For all Barbershoppers who are planning on attending the SING! Festival this week there are two special offers!
If you have a group that is going - use the promo code SING!CHOIR to get a discounted rate.

And, if you want to share your music with others as a VLQ or quartet, sign up to perform in one of several designated areas at the Distillery. There will be live entertainment in public areas between 11 am and 6 pm. The commitment is 15-30 minutes, depending on space availability.