- International Preliminary Chorus Contest
- International Preliminary Seniors Quartet Contest
- Ontario District Quartet Contest
- Ontario District Fall Novice Quartet Contest
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.
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).
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 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.