ScotianAires is proud to have the following quartets associated with our chorus.
Six years ago, Marion, Adele, Mary and Cathy discovered that singing together in close harmony was a real pick-me-up. Since then, their Tonic! has been performing for a variety of audiences throughout Atlantic Canada, as well as competing both regionally and internationally.
Tonic! has proudly represented Harmony Inc’s Area 1 region as Quartet Champions for the last five years, winning the most improved quartet award twice. At the 2018 International Convention and Contest in Orlando, FL, Tonic! received fifth place medals as well as the “Image of Harmony Award” for service within the organization and the wider community, and the “Accord Award” for the most improved quartet.
Barbershoppers have at least one thing in common. We all enJOY! making music together.
enJOY! formed in December of 2016 when two Harmony Queens, a Singing Judge, and a lyric mezzo-soprano decided to join forces. They only sang together a handful of times before Jane (their snowbird) headed down south for the winter, but that was all it took for them to know that the fit was “just right.” enJOY! may spend up to six months of the year apart, but that doesn't deter them...learning and competing together is so much fun! enJOY! are the 2017 5th place international medalists and are hard at work preparing for the coming season.
What do you call a baritone who sings tenor, a tenor performance judge candidate who sings lead, a former Queen bass who has sung baritone and a baritone pitchblower ... Arpeggio of course!
These four ladies, together only two years in this grouping, decided to compete in 2018 and have discovered the joy of performing...they are hooked! Swing tunes seem to suit them when choosing an uptune and at the 2019 Area 1 competition they added a poignant ballad that was a crowd favourite. We are all waiting to see what they come up with next!
These busy bees have had a few changes over the years, but now lead Sharon Polkinghorne, tenor Nan Bowlin, and bari Joyce Pitcher are ably supported by bass Elaine Blanchard.
They aren’t a competing quartet but no one has more fun! Nan, a voice and piano teacher keeps them in pitch, Sharon is convinced she is the show piece and enjoys every minute of that, Joyce (retired military, legal assistant and current legion member) found a few spare hours she simply had to fill, and Elaine, youngest, still working and wicked sense of humour, is willing to try anything they suggest. As long as they can keep the chords ringing, make people laugh and improve their talent for their good and the chorus, they will hopefully be buzzing around for a few more years!