Latest News


  • Welcome back Carol!
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2024
    Welcome back Carol!
    Welcome back, Carol!  We're so pleased to have you singing in our Lead section again!
  • Our 60th anniversary!
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 10 Jun 2024
    Our 60th anniversary!
  • Our 60th anniversary award!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 1 Jun 2024
    Our 60th anniversary award!
    Classic Blend is turning 60 this year and received an award to commemorate this milestone!
  • Long time membership award!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 1 Jun 2024
    Long time membership award!
    Bev received her 25 year award and was given this lovely certificate in commemoration!  Congratulations!!
  • Fundraiser
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 22 Apr 2024
    Fundraiser
    We had a very successful fundraiser through Epicure and the proceeds will help with much needed supplies for the chorus!   A lovely thank you card was sent to us by the Epicure representative as well!💜
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  • Merit award
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2024
    Merit award
    Congratulations to Karen who received a merit award!  Well done, Karen!
  • Merit award
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2024
    Merit award
    Mo received a well-deserved merit award!  Congratulations, Mo!
  • Barbershopper of the year award
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2024
    Barbershopper of the year award
    Sue Blunt received the Barbershopper of the Year award.   Congratulations to Sue!!
  • Presentation of official name badges
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2024
    Presentation of official name badges
    We were pleased to present official name badges to Emily, Leisha and Tracy!  Congratulations!
  • New lead!
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 24 Nov 2023
    New lead!
    Welcome to Tracy, our newest member and lead!!  We're so happy to have you join us!
  • New member
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 27 Oct 2023
    New member
    We're very happy to welcome our newest tenor, Leisha, to Classic Blend!   So happy to have you with us!
  • New director!
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 7 Sep 2023
    New director!
    Classic Blend is absolutely delighted to introduce Emily Kemp as our new director!!   Emily brings her enthusiasm and positive, youthful energy and we are very excited to have her join us.  No one more than our dear Maria!   Thank you for keeping us together, Maria and we will be so happy to have you back with the basses!!
    Welcome Emily!!!
  • Fun at rehearsal
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 1 Sep 2023
    Fun at rehearsal
  • Volunteering at AC & C
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 29 May 2023
    Volunteering at AC & C
    Classic Blend volunteers at the Area 5 AC & C competition in Richmond Hill
  • Official member
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 19 May 2023
    Official member
    Debra is now officially one of us, having received her pin and information from HI.  Welcome and great to have you with us!
  • New Member
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Apr 2023
    New Member
    Classic Blend is pleased to welcome our newest lead.  Welcome Debra!!
  • Merit award
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Apr 2023
    Merit award
    Sue received a merit award for her dedication to the chorus, which was presented by Ella.  Congrats Sue
  • Merit award
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Apr 2023
    Merit award
    Mo receives a well-deserved merit award for her hard work which was presented to her by Maria! Way to go Mo!
  • Installation photos 2023
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Apr 2023
    Installation photos 2023
    Installation dinner 2023
  • Installation
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Apr 2023
    Installation
  • Installation photos 2023
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Apr 2023
    Installation photos 2023
    Barbara has decided to pass on the presidency reins to Laurie and is receiving a gift from Linda for her many wonderful years of serving Classic Blend.  Thank you Barbara for your hard work and dedication.
  • In Memoriam
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2023
    In Memoriam
    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.

     
  • Director search
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2023
    Director search
  • Note of thanks
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 21 Dec 2022
    Note of thanks
    After our singout at La Salle Park retirement home, 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..

     
  • Hat night!
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2022
    Hat night!
    We had a fun hat night to show support for one of our members! Great night and wonderful variety of hats!!
  • Interim director
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2022
    Interim director
    Our very own bass, Maria Chetwyn, has stepped in as our interim diirector, which we are really enjoying!
  • New endeavours
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 19 Aug 2022
    New endeavours
    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!
  • Long time membership awards
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 2 Jun 2022
    Long time membership awards
    Congratulations to Ella, Charlene and Vi on their 40, 30 and 55 years singing!!
  • Installation dinner
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Installation dinner
    Our director, Jim O'Neill, reads the formal words of the ceremony for our Installation dinner
  • Installation dinner
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Installation dinner
    Last year's BSOY, Ella Lyons, preparing to present the award to this year's winner, Barbara Carruthers.
  • Installation dinner
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Installation dinner
  • Installation dinner
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Installation dinner
    Last year's Board of Directors receiving flowers in appreciation for their hard work and dedication to the Chorus.
  • Installation dinner
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Installation dinner
    Presenting, this year's new Board of Directors!
  • Installation dinner
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Installation dinner
    Sue Blunt receives a Merit award, presented by Vi Peters and Barbara Baesso.
  • Installation dinner
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2022
    Installation dinner
    Laurie Faber's Merit Award
  • Newest barbershopper of the year
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2022
    Newest barbershopper of the year
    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!
  • Gail Urquhart
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 26 Jan 2022
    Gail Urquhart
    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.
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  • Barbershopper of the year award
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Jan 2022
    Barbershopper of the year award
    Here is Ella Lyons receiving her well-deserved BSOY award at our recent Christmas party, where she was able to receive her pin in person.  Congratulations Ella!
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  • Jim receiving Christmas gifts
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Jan 2022
    Jim receiving Christmas gifts
    Here is our director, Jim O'Neill at our recent Christmas party receiving some gifts in appreciation of his leadership of Classic Blend.  Thanks Jim!!
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  • Singamajig entertains us at Christmas party
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Jan 2022
    Singamajig entertains us at Christmas party
    Singamajig entertained us with 2 songs at our Christmas party!   
  • More chorus fun
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Jan 2022
    More chorus fun
    Marlene, our supreme jokester/storyteller makes us laugh with yet another wonderful joke...We all enjoyed "Carol's undies" soooooo much!!
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  • Guest night
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 16 Jul 2021
    Guest night
    Please join our zoom and see what we're all about!
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  • An interesting read
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 6 Feb 2020
    An interesting read
    Here's an interesting article by Jaime Babbitt from Choral Directors Management Magazine which gives further evidence that singing in a choir makes us happier!!

     
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  • FAQ
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 12 Oct 2019
    FAQ
    Have questions about us?  Please read the attached!
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  • Member Receives Award
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 6 Oct 2017
    Member Receives Award
    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!
  • Cocktails and Canvas
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 22 Sep 2017
    Cocktails and Canvas
    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:
    https://www.cocktailsncanvas.com/event/7qrG

    Hope to see you there!
     
  • Canada's 150th Birthday Bash
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 21 May 2017
    Canada's 150th Birthday Bash
    Come and see Classic Blend perform at the Hamilton Concert Band event
     
  • Strawberries and Song Show, 1`4 June 2017 - SOLD OUT!!!
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 20 May 2017
    Strawberries and Song Show, 1`4 June 2017 - SOLD OUT!!!
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