WOW! We Won!!!
The Barbershop Harmony Society Ontario District 2019 Spring Convention was held in Belleville Ontario on the weekend of April 12-13.
This Convention is where Choruses and Quartets from across Ontario gather in the spirt of friendship and competition for various championships. Barbershopping is truly unique, in that while we are competitors, we really encourage all participants to excel at our hobby.
Traditionally our chorus competes in the Fall Competition, but we made a change to the Spring Competition this year so we could focus this Fall on getting ready for our planned Holiday Show/Party in November, and East York Barbershoppers took to the stage after many months of rehearsing and refining our music and presentation.
Under the superb direction of Pat Hannon and rookie director Geoff Shields, and levering great work by our esteemed choreographer Jesse Cohoon and wonderful presentation coach Rob Ross, East Yorkers were elated to be declared the Ontario District Chorus Champions.
As District Champs we were invited to perform at the evening "Show of Champions" on Saturday night, which turned out to be an amazing experience all over again.
The afterglow parties that followed were filled with fun, laughter and lots of singing.
I can safely say, after a long weekend, we all left elated and looking forward to a great year as Ontario District Champs.
Mike Green, VP Communications