Island A Cappella Celebrates Love & Friendship With "Gotta Have Heart" Show
January 15, 2024

PEI’s only women’s chorus singing a cappella music in the barbershop style is ready to warm up the hearts of Islanders with its “Gotta Have Heart” show this February. The chorus will hold its first public performance of the year at Charlottetown’s Carrefour Theatre on Saturday, February 10th at 2:00 pm (storm date Saturday, February 17th). 
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Village Vocal Chords “Sings On, Despite Coronavirus”
July 17, 2020
VVC is well-known in its community, in part because of feature articles like this one resulting from an invitation by the Village Vocal Chords Communications Team to a reporter for the electronic newspaper that serves the community where they rehearse. The team invited Patch reporter Lisa Farver to drop in on a July Zoom rehearsal. She did and the next thing you know, the world is reading

Celebrating 50 Years Singing A Cappella
June 9, 2020
Montreal City Voices member Jean MacBeth has marked 50 years of membership. This article, written by Gail Kelsall, was featured in their local newspaper, The Suburban, Quebec’s Largest English Weekly Newspaper.

Pioneer Manor boasts a residents’ choir run by Sudbury musician JoPo

May 19, 2020
There is a choir from Pioneer Manor, a nursing home in Sudbury, Ontario that began as part of the “When I Sing” project initiated by Nickel City Sound in 2013. Members of the chorus committed to going out and teaching Tom Gentry’s arrangement of When I Sing plus one other song, chosen by the fledgling choir from  the chorus repertoire, once a week for eight weeks. At the end of that time, they put on a concert where the choir with their coaches – one from each vocal part – performed. The group from Pioneer Manor has continued to get together and is still singing.
The project, the brainchild of former Nickel City Sound director Wanda Olsen, was a huge undertaking but it changed the lives of many people throughout the district of Sudbury – Manitoulin, as you can see in this article on our local news site. – Patricia Cassidy

Sea Belles celebrate 50 years!

May 4, 2019
The Sea Belles are Area 1’s oldest chorus, and they just celebrated 50 years! Their PR chair, Ann Connolly, recently joined the local CBC radio show, educating them on the Sea Belles history, and the joy of the craft. Have a listen.

Area 1’s Newfound Sound gains media coverage
February 4, 2019
Newfound Sound, the only chorus in Newfoundland, Canada, gained recent media coverage for their upcoming 30th anniversary, just in time for #HarmonyAwarenessWeek. The CBC article can be found here and they also joined the weekend podcast here (the segment begins at 11:44).


ScotianAires charter member, Pauline Morehouse, celebrates milestone
January 23, 2019
Pauline Morehouse, charter member of the ScotianAires, celebrated her 90th birthday this month.
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Tonic!, brings home 3 awards
November 20, 2018
Tonic!, a quartet comprised of members from the Area 1 chorus, ScotianAires, had more weight in their luggage returning home from Internationals this year.
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Harmony, Inc. announced this evening the conclusion of its negotiations with the Barbershop Harmony Society to explore potential formal partnership opportunities.
October 31, 2018
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Claire Dingee celebrated as the recipient of Judith Waite Memorial Scholarship
September 26, 2018
Congratulations to Claire! To see the news release to local newspaper, the TeleJournal, click here.


Toronto Accolades celebrates 50 years of music and friendship
June 28, 2018
Check out the news video here.


Music speaks louder than words!
Area 1 makes the news
June 2, 2017
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dropped in on Area 1’s AC&C – Here’s what they had to say.


Atlantic Provinces gains its first Harmony, Inc. Singing Judge in six years
January 26, 2017
Sue Kember, director of Atlantic Barbershop Champions The ScotianAires Chorus, has been certified as a Singing Category Judge with international barbershop organization Harmony, Inc. at its Category Training School held in January 2017 in Greenfield, NH. Harmony, Inc. trains candidates for certification in four categories: Singing, Music, Performance, and Chairman of Judges. In the Atlantic Provinces, which comprise Area 1 in Harmony, Inc., there are currently two Performance Candidates (ScotianAires members Jill Reid and Fatima Whelan) and one Performance Judge (Theresa Weatherbee). Sue’s certification now gives the Atlantic Provinces its first Harmony, Inc. certified Singing Judge in six years. To read more, click here.