We rehearse at The Village of Riverside Glen, located at 60 Woodlawn Road (near the Canadian Tire just east of Woolwich Street). Come out to visit us any Monday at 7pm in the Town Hall at Riverside Glen (enter through the main entrance).
The Over Tones, Inc. currently has over 30 members from Guelph, Ontario and surrounding communities, who come from different backgrounds, musical abilities, age groups and have varying degrees of musical experience.
We offer a welcome and safe environment in which to learn the fine art of vocal performance. One fascinating aspect of our craft is the ultimate in barbershopping experience – that of quarteting. We have several active quartets (competing and non-competing) and they have FUN!
As a chorus who loves to compete, we attend Harmony, Inc.’s Area 5 Contest and Convention each May. At this event, we call AC&C, we compete for the privilege of qualifying for the Harmony, Inc. International Contest and Convention held each year in November. We have been Area 5 Champions many times. In fact, we have qualified to compete in the Harmony, Inc. International Contest and Convention every year since 1966. This contest is held in various locations throughout Canada and the United States, and in 2011, will be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania. We have been top 10 finishers at the International level on many occasions and have held the International Champion title once.
We love to perform and have enjoyed great success at our Christmas Concerts in December and in a Concert with the Guelph Youth Singers on April 12, 2013 at Harcourt United Church.
We have showcased our talents at our Christmas Concerts, a concert with the Guelph Youth Singers, Canada Day celebrations at Riverside Park, benefit performances for various organizations and corporate functions, weddings, funerals, local sporting events, and had the exciting experience of singing the National Anthems at the Blue Jays game!
Our goal when singing for an audience is to evoke a wide range of emotion through performance. In order to inspire a diverse audience we must be able to relate to the little girl in the third row, the elderly senior, as well as the more musical sophisticate in our audiences. This is indeed a challenge! However, our common denominator, which is our love of music, plus a talented, and dedicated Directing and Music team have rewarded us with standing ovations, laughter, tears and even more impromptu sing-a-longs from our audience!
We rehearse every Monday evening, from 7-10 pm at The Village of Riverside Glen, 60 Woodlawn Road, Guelph. We are always looking for new members who are interested in learning this wonderful barbershop craft and visitors are always welcome!
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