Ontario Quartet Event




Saturday, August 9th, 2014


Harmony Ranch,

Baldwin, Ontario 


Following a most successful experience from last August, the Ontario District is proud to announce another full day of quartetting. This event is for “wannabe”s to experienced competitive 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 music for OQE 2014 consists of 8 great singable arrangements that include: “Basin Street Blues”, “Bye, Bye, Love”, “I’m Feelin’ Fine”,

“Mam’selle”, “My Cup runneth Over with Love”, “That’s Life”,    “Toyland”, and “What’ll I Do”


Harmony Ranch, Baldwin, Ontario. Harmony Ranch is located 80 km north of Toronto on Hwy 48 just south of Sutton.


The event works best if we have an even number of voices in each of tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. Twenty singers in each voice part, for a total of 80, would be ideal.  


The registration fee of $90.00 includes these items:

  • a music package of 8 great arrangements
  • a CD with voice-predominant learning tracks
  • a registration package on the day of the event
  • a special OQE shirt with logo for 1st time registrants.   Those who got a new black shirt last year are asked to wear it again.  New OQE shirts can be purchased for $25.00.     
  • lunch and dinner
  • coffee at registration, water during the day                      
  • coaching by members of AOC and other experienced quartet men
  • quartet competition and show after dinner
  • singing with the fabulous OQE chorus during the day, at the evening show, and at the fall convention in Belleville.


Each of the 8 songs will be assigned to an experienced director who will have an opportunity in rehearsal during the day to raise the song to a higher performance level.


Because of the wide range of facilities at Harmony Ranch, plan to make this a family event.   

On the registration form you may order lunch and dinner for family members.


Campsites are available at Harmony Ranch.

Hotels, motels, inns and B & Bs are available close by.


If you decide to participate in OQE 2014, it means that you understand and accept the responsibility of learning the notes and words for your voice part for the 8 songs. This event will NOT be fun for you and will NOT be fun for any of the other Barbershoppers you sing with - unless you know the notes and words for the 8 songs.

Everyone is encouraged to find Barbershoppers close by who are also working on the 8 songs to experience the challenge of singing    your part with others.


         Contact Ray Danley

        519-426-6850 or  ray.danley@yahoo.com

OQE 2014 is an activity sponsored by the Ontario District and coordinated

by the Simcoe Chapter of Barbershoppers


To register go to: Registration Page


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