It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our brother in song, Graham Swanson passed away suddenly. Graham was an enthusiastic singer, a deeply caring man, and great friend to all who met him. He will be so sorely missed by all of the chorus, and of course, his loving family. Graham Swanson's sudden death occurred while on holiday in Egypt with his loving wife Lydia and their circle of friends.
Graham was a much-loved and committed brother with the Harbourtown Sound for 7 years, singing with us on our local shows and the international stage and he helped out in many ways whenever asked.
As Graham said in his book, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened”. ❤️
Our thoughts go out to Lydia and the family in their time of loss. We will miss Graham on the risers, and think of him as we share our harmony.
A full obituary can be found at Smith's Funeral Homes
Harbourtown Sound recently enjoyed a day-long coaching session with Dr. Jim Henry. Dr. Henry, the distinguished director of Ambassadors of Harmony, is a two-time BHS International quartet champion bass, and a four-time international chorus champion director.
Burlington Bandshell, 2299 New Street, Burlington, 7:30-9:oopm Concert hosted by Harbourtown Sound.
We had a great afternoon in Woodstock. Singing for about 45 minutes and then enjoying the rest of the afternoon with a well deserved 'afterglow'.
Jordan Travis, our renowned music and artistic director, was awarded a Gold Medal at the recent International Competition of the Barbershop Harmony Society in Charlotte NC. The medal was earned through his coaching involvement with Music City Chorus, the gold-medal winning chorus at this year’s competition.
In addition to his position with HTS, Jordan works with several other choruses and quartets in a directing and coaching role. This latest accomplishment merely reinforces how fortunate we are to have him as a Harbourtown Sounder.
Thank you Harbourtown Sound for the wonderful performance on Saturday. We continue to hear such positive comments about the performance and singing, as well as how entertaining the show was. In addition to thanking all the performers, we want to take a moment and thank our amazing Section Leaders who have all put a lot of work into our development since February. Also a HUGE thank you to someone who has helped define our sound and help us achieve new heights - our Assistant Director Scott McCarthy. Thank you for sharing your ideas, experience, and teachings.
What a wonderful performance for the Harbourtown Sound chorus presenting an afternoon of live music with their first spring show in 3 years.
Additional thanks to our special guest quartets: Cruisin & Chameleon and our very own Harbourtown Sound quartets Hindsight and Mixed Up.
Harbourtown Sound performed for the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs at its annual memorial service on 8 May 2022. The service wrapped up a week-long OAFC convention at the International Conference Centre in Mississauga.
The OAFC represents the Chief Fire Officers from 441 Fire Departments across the province in leading innovation and excellence in Public and Life safety.
The chorus sang God Save the Queen and O Canada, followed by Let There Be Peace On Earth and Hallelujah. Following the service, chorus members sang All Of Me, together with a number of familiar song tags.
Harbourtown Sound has performed at the OAFC convention several times in the past, in keeping with its mission to support community, business, and charitable organizations, as well as senior citizens and school children, in the greater Halton-Hamilton region. This was the first OAFC memorial service held since 2019 because of Covid restrictions, and in that time, twenty-eight Ontario Fire Chiefs have died.
Congratulations to our Barbershopper of the Year, Scott McCarthy. Scott has worked above and beyond coaching Harbourtown to make our sound the best it can be.
Congratulations to our Sandy Bell Award Winner, Bob Roach, who has tirelessly helped the Harbourtown Chorus achieve it's marketing and fund raising goals.
Our journey back from Covid and becoming a better improved chorus has taken a big leap forward with the coaching session led by David Wright. David is a giant in the Barbershop world and will help us move toward achieving our goals in performance and in contest. The session was incredible and everyone is still buzzing!
Harbourtown Sound and A Cappella Showcase thrilled the audience with a wonderful Christmas Concert at Compass Point Bible Church on Sat. Dec. 4, 2021 The first live concert in 2 years. We sang to a sold-out audience for our matinee and a well attended evening show.