Winnipeg Golden Chordsmen Chorus
Barbershop Harmony Society - Land O' Lakes District - Northern Plains Division
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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CHAPTER QUARTETS

For many members of the Golden Chordsmen Chorus, quarteting is what it's all about. As a member of a barbershop quartet, you have the opportunity to sing for a wide variety of audiences, experience venues large and small, and undertake an incredible musical voyage. Below is a list of our active quartets. Please feel free to contact them for more information regarding their repertoire, fees and availability for your event.  



Harlequin 1 (69K)

HARLEQUIN

Harlequin: noun: in the Middle Ages - a light-hearted, nimble and astute servant in a checkered costume, a court jester, an entertainer or clown. Well, we may not be all of these and we’ve only been around for 15 years not 750, but we love to entertain and we sometimes wear a checkered vest.
In 1998, the four of us decided to form a quartet and chose the name Harlequin to reflect our commitment to entertainment. We had each sung in previous quartets but this was certainly a new adventure. From the start we dedicated ourselves to singing well, mostly in the barbershop style. Our repertoire includes ballads and up-tunes; gospel and comedy, and 50's doo wop too. As a quartet we have achieved many of our goals…winning Division Novice Quartet in 1999, Winnipeg Chapter Quartet of the Year 12 times and Manitoba Senior Idol in 2013. Over the years Harlequin has headlined shows in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northern Ontario, Minnesota and North Dakota. And just recently we were invited to participate in an amateur talent fund raising evening in support of the University of Winnipeg’s Virtuosi Concerts where we were awarded the Judges’ “might be able to quit the day job” prize!
Harlequin would be delighted to entertain you. We customize our shows to suit the occasion. We are Rob Smith (Tenor), Larry Hunter (Lead), Herold Driedger (Bass), and Paul Bullock (Baritone). For more information or to arrange a booking, visit our web page at www.harlequin-bsq.com



Vocal Point 14 (66K)

VOCAL POINT

Vocal Point The 2012 Quartet Of The Year for the Winnipeg Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Vocal Point, would love to entertain you! Bringing with them a variety of musical styles that is sure to appeal to the young and the young-at-heart. They were the 2004 Red Carpet Division Novice Barbershop Quartet Champion, have sung the Anthems for the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and have also performed for the US Consulate. Whether it be a large gathering or a more intimate setting, Vocal Point is looking forward to entertaining you soon. For more information or to have Art, Charles, Bruce, and Harold (Cass) perform at your next event, please contact: Charles Siegel at 204-669-4323
 



Hats Off 04 17 (114K)

HATS OFF!

In the summer of 2014 we gathered together to test our “sound”. Even though we were four individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills, we found we were able, from the beginning, to “lock” chords to create a beautiful a capella sound in the barbershop style! That has spurred us on to create and work on a repertoire of songs that we think you’ll find enjoyable and entertaining. As you can see from our picture, three out of four of us agreed that Hats Off would be a great name for a quartet! Hats Off is: David Peters (tenor), Victor Olafson (lead), James “Doogie” Kautz (baritone), and Ken Broadfoot (bass).David has been a part of the Manitoba music scene for several years and has sung in a variety of vocal groups. Victor started as lead singer for what he calls a machine-shed band, the Dreamers and also played piano, guitar, and trumpet. He has been in 3 previous quartets and is an Assistant Director of the Winnipeg Golden Chordsmen. “Doogie” has been singing since he could talk, in a variety of groups, ranging from pairing up with siblings and cousins, to singing bass in a Bible school traveling chorus. He is currently a music leader in his church. Ken has always loved singing and listening to music and finally “found” barbershopping just a few years ago. We would love to sing at your anniversary or birthday party, fund-raiser, group or corporate event, or any other situation calling for a bit of quality musical entertainment. You can contact us at hatsoffbsq@gmail.com or call Ken at (204) 253-8817.

 



TEMPO

2010 & 2011 CHAPTER QUARTET OF THE YEAR
SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE 2010 and 2009 MANITOBA SENIORS IDOL CONTEST!
This quartet formed in the fall of 2005 to participate in the Winnipeg Golden Chordsmen Christmas Serenade. They enjoyed the sounds of their close harmony, so in January of 2006 registered as TEMPO with the Barbershop Harmony Society. They have been active in the Winnipeg community, for example: performing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their Blue and Gold Room, for the WGC Singing Valentines (a fund raiser in aid of the St. Amant Center), on Hot 103.1 FM Ace Burpee Show, at the Selkirk, Manitoba Annual Festival of Lights, at the St. Jospeh's Academy Nun's Residence, and for the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) Norman Rockwell EXPO. They specialize in performing familiar Barbershop tunes at private venues like anniversaries, weddings and birthday parties, etc. They would welcome the opportunity to sing at your special occasion. We are Gordon Sargent (Tenor), Gordon Billows (Lead), Ted Mikliechuk (Bass), Ron Latourelle (Baritone). For booking TEMPO, email Gordon Sargent.






 



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