Joe Barbershop Chorus

Director - Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong has been involved in barbershop singing for almost 40 years, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. Steve began his early directing career at the age of 19 as the director of the Oshawa Sweet Adelines, followed by the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen and the Oakville Entertainers. By the age of 32, Steve had directed both the Scarborough Dukes of Harmony and the East York Barbershoppers into international competitions. More recently, Steve has been the Musical Director and co-founder of the Toronto Northern Lights. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Toronto in 1984.

Steve has been a member of two Ontario District Championship Quartets (1988 “Flipside” and 1996 “Jukebox”), both of which competed at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international competitions. In addition, Steve has been a Society judge for over 25 years, is currently serving in the Music category and has spent 8 years on that category’s Board of Review. Steve has served on the judging panel at international competitions 3 times and has judged in all 17 North American districts as well as in 3 overseas contests. (Sweden, Germany and Holland).

An accomplished barbershop arranger, coach and instructor, Steve’s skill and experience have been sought after by many quartets and choruses. He has coached and taught throughout Canada and the US and he has taught at the Society’s Harmony University in St. Joseph, MO in addition to his coaching and teaching sessions in Sweden and England.

Steve lives in Oshawa with his wife, Lori and son, Joel where he also serves as Director of Music at the local Salvation Army Church.

Repertoire

Sweet, Sweet Roses of Morn

Hello Mary Lou

Rehearsal

Meet at Global Kingdom Ministries at 9:00 for rehearsal.

Dress Code

Your chorus logo uniform.
 

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