Newfound Sound was formed in 1985 with just twelve members. It received charter status from its international parent organization, Harmony Inc. (www.harmonyinc.org) in 1988 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and joined the other chapters in Atlantic Canada to officially become part of Area 1 (www.harmonyarea1.ca). Today, Newfound Sound enjoys a strong membership of 20-30 active members on the risers each week. Teaching and training in barbershop harmony techniques are fundamentals of the group. Strong leadership by the Director, Elaine Galloway, along with support from the music team and all members of the chorus, provides a fun and friendly singing environment for women of all ages and backgrounds. Performances range from regular participation in the annual Atlantic Area 1 competition and convention (AC&C) and the international convention for Harmony, Inc. (IC&C), as well as other local events such as Christmas at Commissariat House. We also perform for conferences and other events with a very entertaining repertoire. Our group is very proud of the many awards that we have received over the years. Performances to support charity events, such as Sing for Care (www.singforcare.ca) and many others are commitments of great importance to us. We love to give back to the community and we often entertain patients and residents in health care facilities and seniors' homes. If you enjoy singing, helping your community, and making new friends, then why not consider becoming a member of Newfound Sound.
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Gonzaga High School
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Do you have an interest in directing an all women a cappella harmony group? If so, here's an opportunity for you!
Newfound Sound chorus was established in 1988 and is a chartered incorporated member of Harmony Incorporated international. It is the only chapter in the province and as such it represents Newfoundland and Labrador at women's barbershop harmony conventions and contests held within and outside the province. The chapter is run by a Board of Directors. The chorus ranges from 20-25 enthusiastic singers with various musical backgrounds who come together for the love of harmony, friendship, and to support the community. It is an auditioned group and supports the education and promotion of
a cappella barbershop harmony.
Newfound Sound is looking for a director to develop and lead our chorus in its musical program. Here are highlights of what we are looking for in a director:
The position is open to male and female directors.
As part of a music team, the director is supported by an assistant, section leaders, and other supporting positions.
Interested persons must have directing experience and music skills at a level that is capable to instruct each of the four parts (bass, baritone, lead and tenor). Post-secondary music training would be an asset, however, it is not a requirement.
The director must be available for weekly rehearsals every Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:00 from September to June, additional rehearsals as required, as well as performances and competitions.
The director must be willing to participate in training and development in the barbershop harmony style.
Membership in the Harmony Incorporated international organization will be provided.
The position will be offered on a trial basis for three to six months.
Fees will be based on individual skills and abilities and will be discussed with applicants individually.
For more information on Newfound Sound please visit the Harmony Incorporated web site www.Harmonyinc.org
Interested persons may submit a resume via email at email@example.com or by mail to Newfound Sound, P.O. Box 13181, Stn A, St. John’s, NL A1B 4A4. This could be your opportunity to become part of an exceptional singing group and experience the fulfilling rewards of a cappella harmony!
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