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  • On Air (Newfound Sound)
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 5 Mar 2023

    Summer 2021 fired up this Area 1 group to form On Air. "Three ScotianAires decided to come together to sing for fun and personal growth,” shares Heather, On Air’s bass-who-normally-sings-baritone. "Jill and Leanne lured in quartet-savvy Sue to sing tenor – for the first time!" says Heather. 

    Between schedules and pandemic restrictions, the foursome found no window of opportunity to connect and mesh their sound. Fast-forward to winter of 2023, a new bass stepped in when the original opted out, and they finally found time to rehearse as a full quartet. Continuing the original goal of singing toward growth and with a focus on tunes made popular “on air” (aka, radio), On Air is looking forward to making music together and sharing their songs at performances and gatherings. 

    In addition to singing lead in her first ever quartet, Jill is the ScotianAires Performance Chair and is a Performance Judge. Heather has been an HI member since 2019 and also sings baritone in Lady Lyrix quartet. Leanne is a retired music teacher, the ScotianAires Assistant Director and Music Chair, and has been an HI member since 2016. Sue is the Director of ScotianAires, a Singing Judge, piano and voice teacher, member of many past quartets, and current baritone with enJOY! quartet.

  • Cobequid Fun-Tones celebrating Diane Miller with 25 year membership Certificate (Newfound Sound)
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 5 Mar 2023

    Director Rosemary Donkin and President Margie McClelland present Diane Miller with a certificate recognizing her 25 years of membership in Harmony, Inc.
  • Cobequid Fun-Tones "Meet Your Neighbour Night" (Newfound Sound)
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 5 Mar 2023

    Timble MacDonald, Jane Brookins, and Helen Reade highlight the chorus at the Town of Oxford "Meet Your Neighbour" night, a community event aimed at helping new residents form connections.
  • Fundraising for St. James United Church
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 3 Dec 2022
    Fundraising for St. James United Church
    We were very pleased to support the Christmas fundraiser for St. James United Church by performing at their Bethlehem Bazaar. We are so thankful to St. James for providing our weekly rehearsal space. We wish you and your patrons the very best for the Christmas season and a happy New Year!    
  • Commissariat House Candlelight Christmas
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2022
    Commissariat House Candlelight Christmas
    Recently, we had the joy of singing Christmas carols at one of our favourite annual events...Candlelight Christmas at Commissariat House. This beautiful historic property from the late 1800's is the perfect backdrop to stir the spirit of what it must have been like to celebrate all those years ago...and probably singing some of the same carols that we sang in 2022! Thanks to NL Provincial Historic Sites for inviting us again this year and for collecting items for the local food bank. Happy Holidays 🌲
  • Newfound Sound supports Socks in the City fundraiser
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 8 Nov 2022
    Newfound Sound supports Socks in the City fundraiser
    Newfound Sound was thrilled again this year to support the Socks in the City fundraiser event for Daffodil Place! There were beautiful homemade and hand-crafted products, gifts, and ticket draws. It was our first official holiday season performance and it was a great success. Thank you to Linday Ryan and her organizing team for inviting us and for being such a great supporter of Newfound Sound. 
  • It's great to perform in person again!
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 27 Sep 2022
    It's great to perform in person again!
    It was such a pleasure to perform in person for the District Grand Lodge St. Andrew Masonic Ladies event this week! The event was given to thank the ladies for their volunteer work at t he lodge. They were certainly a fun and enthusiastic group to perform for! We sang a wide selection covering pop, traditional, inspirational and even had audience participation in our Sing Along Set! They gave us a standing ovation! Thank you ladies!  Congratulations on all your volunteer work!
  • Madeline Power receives Area 1 Award
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022
    Madeline Power receives Area 1 Award
    Newfound Sound is very proud to send congratulations to our member Madeline Power for receiving an award of appreciation from Area 1 Director Linda McMaster at the recent AC&C in Debert, NS. Madeline's tireless work for Area  and Harmony Inc. is reflected in her willingness to volunteer for so many roles at the area level, including treasurer, AC&C Team, and Area 1 website manager. Madeline brings her strong organizational and financial skills to these roles. Of course, her positive attitude, helpful manner, and beautiful singing voice are what we also appreciate. Always constructive in her work for Harmony Inc., thank you for all your hard work Madeline! 
  • Celebrating together with friendship and song!
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022
    Celebrating together with friendship and song!
    As the summer season began, we set aside an evening to celebrate the commitment, dedication and friendship that we are so lucky to have in our chorus! Our social committee decorated our space and set out lovely dining tables. We enjoyed a cold plate supper with all the trimmings. Member Diane made a delicious chocolate kahlua cake. We held our installation of officers. We presented several years of service pins, including Dawn for 10 years, Madeline for 15 years, Heather for 20 years, and Wynn for 25 years! Then we entertained each other with song!  It was an lovely celebration of our members and the wonderful organization that we are all a part of. We will be taking a little break from regular weekly rehearsals over the summer. But we'll be back again in September! So reach out to us on Facebook or our website. Maybe singing with Newfound Sound Chorus will be the next exciting craft for you in the fall of 2022! 
  • Spring Sing 22!
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 27 May 2022
    Spring Sing 22!
    Newfound Sound celebrated this week with its first ever Spring Sing 22! This event was about members entertaining and being each other! Over the past few months, members selected songs to sing in a small group. You could learn a song you never sang before in a part that you don't usually sing! Or sing what you were comfortable with. We ended up with quartets, octets and VLQs singing a wonderful variety of music from our past and present repertoire. Every member had a chance to perform in several groups. There was an open-mic segment where we told jokes and stories. And of course, we had lovely refreshments, decorations and a little bag of treats to take-away! What a time! Sharing friendship and harmony...that what it's all about! Happy spring! 
  • Congratulations Artwork Winner Sharon Rose!
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 12 May 2022
    Congratulations Artwork Winner Sharon Rose!
    This amazing artwork was created by member Diane Power (right) and donated to the chrous for a fundraiser. The lucky winner was member Sharon Rose (left). We really appreciate the talent, support and contributions of our chorus members! Thanks so much!
  • Welcome to our new website!
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Welcome to our new website!
    Welcome to Newfound Sound's brand new website! It offers the public lots of information about our history, what we're up to, how to join or book a performance. For members, it provides lots of new and innovative ways to stay in touch, access resources and share information that we want you to know about. So take a few minutes to browse and reach out to us if there's anything you need to know. We would love to hear from you!
  • Our newest Newfound Sound members join Harmony Inc
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2022
    Our newest  Newfound Sound members join Harmony Inc
    Newfound Sound's two newest members join Harmony Inc. With pride and excitement, Robin Bartlett and Diane Power received their shiny new Harmony pins and membership cards from President Elizabeth Lacasse and VP?Membership Dawn O'Rourke. Robin has been learning the barbershop craft in the lead section and Diane has been very keen to learn the bass part. We are so happy both these wonderful women have decided to become part of HI. Congratulations from your singing sisters in Newfound Sound! 
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 17 Mar 2022
    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    Happy St. Patrick's Day from Newfound Sound!
    We had our first in person rehearsal for 2022 this week! How lucky are we to be able to sing together again 🍀
  • Newfound Sound & Covid-19 Restrictions
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 12 Feb 2022
    Newfound Sound & Covid-19 Restrictions

    Newfound Sound follows all public health guidelines for our rehearsals and/or performances. As a result, rehearsal times and locations may be impacted and are subject to change. If you have any questions, please email us at or contact a member of the chorus. Thank you for your continued support!
  • Area 1 Contest & Convention 2019
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 12 Feb 2022
    Area 1 Contest & Convention 2019
    In May 2019, Newfound Sound was thrilled to return to the contest stage at the Atlantic Area 1 Convention and Contest (AC&C) in Sackville, NB. With 17 enthusiastic members on the risers, we proudly represented Newfoundland and Labrador and received the Silver Division award. We will take the techniques and feedback offered by the judges to enhance our performance skills as we go forward to grow our chorus. We greatly appreciate the support of Area 1. We are very grateful for the leadership and energy of our Director, Branden Olsen and for the dedication of our members who come together in song and friendship to share in this rewarding craft we love so much!
  • Newfound Sound Receives Area 1 Membership Award 2019/2020 (Newfound Sound)
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 26 Jul 2020
    Newfound Sound Receives Area 1 Membership Award 2019/2020
    Newfound Sound was very proud to receive the Area 1 Membership Award to acknowledge our 28.6% increase in membership for 2019-2020. Seven of our new members joined Harmony with our March 2020 renewal, plus three joined in March 2019, bringing our current membership total to 27. Our chorus worked hard to attract members over the past two years using a free a cappella vocal workshop and lots of PR campaigning, both in person and online. A generous grant from the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music at MUN supported our goal to promote and sustain women’s barbershop singing in the province. With our new logo, updated posters, business cards and letters, we hope to continue our efforts to strengthen our membership and take on more performances. President Anna Tapper and Vice President Anita Power Taylor proudly display the certificate. We are looking forward to having a formal presentation with our membership in the future when it is safe to gather in person. Thank you Area 1 for the recognition and continued support!

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