About Us

Scarborough Harmony Chorus is a women’s chorus singing a cappella music in four part harmony. We are a new chapter of Harmony, Incorporated (International Organization of Women Barbershop Singers) as of March 2019 and are excited to meet our new sisters as we approach our first AC&C (Area Contest and Convention) event with Ontario’s Area 5.

We rehearse weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm – 9:30pm, taking only a short break in December for the holidays and then again in July for a summer break. Our rehearsal location is the Red Room , Basement Level, Scarborough Bluffs United Church, 3739 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1J 3H4.

Our rehearsals are open – guests and anyone interested in singing with the chorus may attend any rehearsal. We ask that you RSVP to us so we know to look for you and can help you find our rehearsal hall.

Originally founded in 1956 as Scarborough Chorus, the organization was part of Sweet Adelines International. Today, Scarborough Harmony Chorus remains active as part of Harmony, Inc., performing locally in Scarborough as well as the Greater Toronto Area. We have performed at such places as Scarborough Town Centre, North York Central Library, Scarborough Civic Centre, Bridlewood Mall, and Centennial College. One of our greatest joys is being able to contribute to our community. We have been pleased to participate in charity fundraising concerts and events for groups such as Sleeping Children Around the World and The Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Our Director: Dianne Clare

Dianne has been the Director of Scarborough Harmony Chorus since 2010 and loves everything about her work with the chorus. She has also worked for many years as a vocalist and sound mixer, producing high quality vocal music tracks for choral singers to use as a learning aid. Her highly trained ear is extremely useful in the mixing and recording process as well as in helping singers with precise interval training. She is a natural teacher, leader, and motivator, who brings out the best in her singers through empowering support, strong technical skills, and consistent reinforcement of vocal skill building.

In her years as a choral singer and soloist, Dianne has sung a wide array of musical styles, from classical to folk, pop, jazz, and barbershop. She continues to grow and develop as a director and singer, bringing her ever expanding knowledge of the components that make great music and artistry to vocal ensembles, quartets, and individual singers.

Dianne is available for coaching and singing lessons to support her barbershop habit. She can be reached at songinmyheart63@gmail.com.