Members from Harbourtown Sound presented Fred Eagar with the Dilly ‘Sandy’ Bell Chapter Leader of the Year award.
The award was created by Harbourtown Sound to honour Sandy Bell who passed away in 2019. Sandy was a longtime leader for Harbourtown Sound and the Barbershop Society in general. The words on the award commemorate Sandy’s contributions:
“Presented to the Ontario District Chapter Leader who exemplifies Leadership, Humility, Selflessness and Dedication to their Chapter, the District and the Society”
The Twin City Harmonizers were thrilled to have Fred Eagar, a key leader in our organization, be the first recipient of this award.
The award was presented to Fred during our Zoom meeting and can be viewed in the link below:
The Twin City Harmonizers continue to meet Tuesdays on Zoom.
We were fortunate to have met most of November at a Parkade. Each week every member self-assessment before attending and we were spacing ourselves out and can produce music together.
In August and September, some of us carefully came together outdoors Tuesday nights to sing in a large circle. This has been an exciting and enjoyable improvement over Zoom, but has other challenges for singers. The distances between us and limitations on sound production outdoors limits the quality of sound we can produce.
During June, July and October we held regular Zoom meetings every Tuesday night. This gave us a chance to socialize virtually and practice some singing. Barbershop singing is known for close harmony and singing together to create amazing sounds without the need of compliment. We like to match our sounds with others and ring chords. That does not happen during a live Zoom session.
Screen print from one of our Zoom sessions early in the summer:
We continue to monitor Public Health recommendations and how other singing organizations are working through the pandemic. Everyone is looking forward to eventually getting back to getting together and singing together in the future.
When we cancelled our March 17 practice, we had no idea that months later we would still be severely limited in our interactions and singing enjoyment.
Our style of music is four-part vocal harmony and you might be surprised at the variety of music and entertainment. There are several groups in Ontario that are part of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Take a look as some of the You Tube videos from various local groups to explore Barbershop style music.
If you have any questions, just drop us an e-mail at [email protected]
Below is a picture from last year’s Annual Spring Show.
On April 13, 2019 the Twin City Harmonizers competed at the Ontario District Barbershop spring convention. You can view a video of our performance using the link below.
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