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.
At the conclusion of Happy Together, our show in May this year, East York Barbershoppers were thrilled to be able to present a $7500 cheque to Harmonize for Speech (H4S) through its Chairman, George Shields, and Treasurer, Bruce Dibble. This allowed H4S to fund two initiatives that were in jeapordy. And with that cheque the East York Chapter has now donated a total of $500,000 since the charity was founded in 1977.
We were thrilled to see Toronto Northern Lights' story about our recent visit to their rehearsal as the first story in the May 6 edition of LiveWire, the BHS' electronic newsletter. The story read as follows: