Island City Chorus Welcomes You



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Island City Chorus is a group of men from the Greater Montreal area who take pride in singing harmoniously and have fun singing four-part a cappella music in the barbershop style. Our music covers a broad range of tastes, ranging from classic older tunes to Broadway, contemporary and blues.  We enjoy performing for organizations, companies, municipalities and at private events.

The ability to read music is not a requirement for men joining the Island City Chorus. Whether you have a musical background or not, we assist you in learning the songs using sheet music and CD recordings. You'll soon learn the technique of harmonizing and blending your voice with others.

Our fervent hope is that Island City Chorus activities will encourage and promote singing in the Montreal area, because we believe very strongly in the importance and value of vocal music.

Island City Chorus - Men's Singing Group

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Our Mission

Our mission is to educate our membership to continually improve their vocal quality and a cappella performance, for the benefit of audiences as well as ourselves.

Our History

Barbershop singing has been a proud part of Montreal’s musical scene for over 50 years; the Barbershop Harmony Society celebrated its 75th anniversary in the summer of 2013.

We have brought home trophies from competitions and have won first place honors at the Regional Choral Competition (ARCIM), have sung the national anthem for the Montreal Expos, participated in the Mondiale Chorale in Laval, QC. , and more recently performed in the second edition of the Montreal A Cappella festival in May 2014.

 

What is Barbershop?

Barbershop is a style of music that is arranged in four-part a capella (or unaccompanied) for male or female voices. The four parts are tenor (high), lead (usually the melody), bass (the foundation), and baritone (the fourth note to produce a desired chord.
 
It is performed by either a quartet of the four parts or a chorus where a larger number of men sing each of the four parts. Structurally, both a quartet and a chorus sing the same notes.

Our art form is one of four musical styles originating in North America. Almost any song can be arranged for barbershop singing.

A World-wide singing organization

The Island City Chorus is part of a fraternity of more than 30,000 men from all over the world who come together to share in this truly American art-form and find common ground through self-expression in song and service to their communities.

Vision & Mission of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Purpose

  • Perpetuates and celebrates harmony in the barbershop style
  • Promotes fellowship and friendship among men of good will
  • Provides the opportunity to experience the joy of four-part a cappella singing
  • Introduces and sustains music in the lives of people everywhere

Mission

The Barbershop Harmony Society brings men together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.

 

 

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