The holidays may have come and gone, but the music and harmony of the East York Barbershoppers from last month’s party still lingers on! If you were able to join us, you’ll know what we mean. If you weren’t there… here are some of the highlights from the night.
Our Christmas party was held at Harmony Hall, 2 Gower Street in Scarborough on December 18th, and we had just under 100 revelers in attendance. Everyone was in the Christmas spirit, none more so than our amazing MC, Matt Penstone, who kept the audience laughing all night.
The performance by the chorus was absolutely inspired (if we do say wo ourselves), as we sang some of our favourite Christmas carols and show tunes, including our new show-stopper piece, Do You Hear What I Hear.
But there was more, as it wasn't just the chorus there to sing. EYBS was fortunate to enjoy some fabulous entertainment from Canada’s banjo champion, Jamie McPherson, a couple of iterations of chapter quartet the Gower Street Gang, and mixed quartet On The EDJJ.
Our evening wouldn’t have been complete without some reflection and acknowledgement of those in our group who kick it up a notch and who really went above and beyond the call with their extraordinary service and dedication to the chapter in 2018. In particular we were proud to announce that the Barbershopper Of The Year distinction for 2018 went to our good friend and long-time East Yorker, Bob Wilson.
We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your families and loved ones, and we look forward to an exciting and melodious 2019.
Wishing everyone an harmonious and Happy New Year filled with good health and peace.