The East York Barbershoppers (EYBS) are a 40+ man chorus that sings close four part harmony in the barbershop style.
We rehearse weekly, perform in shows and at community events regularly, and compete annually against other barbershop choruses from all across Ontario (and on occasion Internationally). Our members come from all walks of life and all across Toronto, and even from outside the GTA, but are brought together by a passion for this great hobby of barbershop singing.
We also take great pride in serving our community through music education, outreach performances, and direct support for affiliated charitable organizations such as Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors and Harmonize for Speech.
The weather outside was frightful, but the choir was so delightful. Actually, the weather was a bit cold and breezy but it was the perfect night for a tree lighting. The only thing that could have added to the atmosphere would have been a gentle snow, but we didn't get that. And the East York Barbershoppers who attended had a great time drinking hot chocolate, eating cookies and singing Christmas songs at Councillor Janet Davis' tree lighting at Dawes Crossing (Victoria Park and Dawes Road).
Fellow East York Barbershoppers, do you remember Dan? For you and other readers of this blog entry, he was our Guest (singing tenor) who dropped by Harmony Hall last year. He wrote kinds words of his visit which I posted in another blog which I posted here. I have been in contact with him to join us once again. He just launched his new book, "A thousand steps from home". Go to his website below. Click the blue start button on the main page and then scroll through the pictures using the arrow to the right until you reach the last picture. Wow! Click on the text "loving that old barbershop style" and enjoy the read.
Singing in the Barbershop style is Life Changing. Pass it on.
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