I first started singing as a boy soprano and soloist in a church choir, and then in amateur theatrical productions. Back then I was paid to sing in the church choir – 10 cents per service and 5 cents per rehearsal: 60 cents a month.
Through the years I have sung in operettas (Flower Drum Song, New Moon, Naughty Marietta, Moulin Rouge, Pirates of Penzance), as well as in classical choruses (The St. Lambert Choral Society, The Madrigal International Chorus).
Being an Anglican priest, every Sunday morning (for the last 47 years) I have sung a modified form of Gregorian chant A Cappella which helps me stay on pitch when I sing Barbershop.
It was in 1993 that I was invited to a Barbershop rehearsal to experience a genre of music I was unfamiliar with, so I decided to attend and was close to being awe-struck. The close harmony with the overtones spoke to my soul. I decided that was where I wanted to be, and joined that same evening. Subsequently I have sung with the South Shore Saints (St. Lambert, QC); The Atlantic Swells (Halifax, NS); back to the South Shore Saints, and now with C-Way Sound. I am blessed to be able to sing lead, bari, and bass.
I have also sung with 2 Quartets: Random Creativity, and the short-lived Second Street West, a Gospel Quartet (above).
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