|Classic Blend is very sad to announce that our long time member, Sandra Anderson, passed away January 23rd. Sandra sang mostly baritone in the chorus, but sometimes tenor which was her love. She sang tenor with Just Friends, a quartet who were together many years. Sandra was also instrumental as the chorus' Government Relations Secretary.|
We will miss Sandra and her love of music. The heavenly choir is now stronger.
|After our singout at The Court at Rushdale, we received a lovely note of thanks. It is our pleasure to do these sing outs and we're so happy the residents enjoy our performances..|
|We had a fun hat night to show support for one of our members! Great night and wonderful variety of hats!!|
|Our very own bass, Maria Chetwyn, has stepped in as our interim diirector, which we are really enjoying!|
|Our director, Jim O’Neill, has decided to move on and we’d like to thank him for his leadership and direction these past few years. There have been many challenges through COVID to have proper rehearsals and sing outs, but we kept things going as best we could thanks to the wonders of Zoom!|
We wish Jim well in his new endeavours and hope he continues to have a song in his heart!
|Congratulations to Ella, Charlene and Vi on their 40, 30 and 55 years singing!!|
|Our director, Jim O'Neill, reads the formal words of the ceremony for our Installation dinner|
|Last year's BSOY, Ella Lyons, preparing to present the award to this year's winner, Barbara Carruthers.|
|Last year's Board of Directors receiving flowers in appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the Chorus.|
|Presenting, this year's new Board of Directors!|
|Sue Blunt receives a Merit award, presented by Vi Peters and Barbara Baesso.|
|Laurie Faber's Merit Award|
|Congratulations to our President, Barbara Carruthers, on winning her well-deserved Barbershopper of the Year award! We appreciate everything you do for us and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!|
|Classic Blend is very sad to announce the passing of one of our long time members.|
Gail Urquhart joined Classic Blend in 1992 and was a proud bass who loved to sing. She always knew her music, was forthright, witty and always willing to lend a hand. She was our historian, parliamentarian, treasurer, choreographer and often our emcee at sing outs. Gail would hold the audience's attention with interesting facts about each song and a twinkle in her striking blue eyes.
Rest in peace, Gail. We will all miss you very much. Keep a song in your heart and may the road rise to meet you.
|Singamajig entertained us with 2 songs at our Christmas party!|
|Congratulations to our own Barbara Baesso on being awarded the Order of Niagara for her exemplary volunteer work! What an accomplishment Barbara. All of us at Classic Blend Chorus are so proud of you!|
Bring out the Picasso in you!!!!!Join Classic Blend on October 12th, along with Cocktails and Canvas artist, Camille LaMarch who will take us, step by step to create Lady in Red, affectionately called Singing in the Rain by Classic Blend!
Event begins at 7:00 p.m., Painting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are limited. For event details and to confirm your spot today for the great fundraiser by clicking on the link below:
Hope to see you there!
Big, Bold, and Beautiful Hamilton Concert Band Joins Classic Blend Barbershop Chorus for Thrilling Canada Day Concert
I’ve just arrived at St. Andrew’s United Church on Upper Paradise to hear the Hamilton Concert Band. The lot is full; I had to park across the street. There are possibly 200 people in attendance. What a thrill!....
|For more information, see:||www.hamiltonmusician.com/big-bold-and-beautiful-hamilton-concert-band-joins-classic-blend-barbershop-chorus-for-thrilling-canada-day-concert/|
|Come and see Classic Blend perform at the Hamilton Concert Band event|