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  • Different rehearsal for barbershoppers
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 21 Feb 2024

    The regular Tuesday evening practice for the Belleville men’s barbershop chorus, A Capella Quinte, took on a completely different look this past week. Special guest was widely known vocalist and composer Jeanette Arsenault, who attended to check out her inclusion as a guest for the chorus’s coming April show.
  • A Cappella Quinte presents major award
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 18 Dec 2023

    Belleville’s men’s barbershop chorus, A Cappella Quinte, is a small group by any standards. But somehow over the years, it has managed to create a huge award trophy. This high-rising piece of silver rivals the Grey cup in size and is traditionally presented annually to a member of the club voted by secret ballot to be “Barbershopper of the Year.”
  • Community Arts & Culture Fund
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 3 May 2023
    City of Belleville
    A Cappella Quinte graciously acknowledges support from the City of Belleville Community Arts & Culture Fund.
  • Barbershop show an historic event
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 25 Apr 2023

    While the audience applauded and cheered wildly at the A Cappella Quinte concert Saturday in Maranatha Church auditorium, the event was as much an historic occasion as an entertainment.

    Especially historic was a total surprise presentation of a Barbershopper of Renown Award from the international Barbershop Harmony Society to Boyd Moorcroft, who is the only charter member still singing with the chorus after 50 years.

  • Belleville to be “harmonious“ city
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2023

    April will be a harmonious month in Belleville willy nilly. If not between all residents, certainly in terms of music, specifically, singing.

    For the fourth time, the annual convention of the Ontario District, Barbershop Harmony Society, is coming here, the weekend of Friday and Saturday, April 14-15. With it comes several hundred barbershop harmony singers, both men and women for highly challenging competitions for both quartets and choruses from all over Ontario, plus a number of professionally trained judges from all over North America.

  • Peter McCabe named Barbershopper of the Year
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2022

    The Quinte Chapter of the International Barbershop Harmony Society, A Cappella Quinte, held its first Christmas party in about three years Tuesday evening, the Sans Souci.

    Highlight of the gathering was presentation of the prestigious Barbershopper of the Year trophy, which went to retired Belleville lawyer and long time member Peter McCabe. The selection was the result of a secret ballot by a majority of members.

  • Harmonious fundraiser for food bank
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 22 Nov 2022

    A substantial donation to The Gleaners Food Bank is expected following the benefit concert by A Cappella Quinte in Maranatha Church Saturday. Show chair Ray Doyle announced that he is awaiting a large cheque he has arranged for before compiling and announcing a near-final figure, although he added that further late donations are likely.
  • Barbershop chorus bouncing back
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 31 Oct 2022

    It has been three years since the sounds of Belleville’s barbershop chorus were heard in concert. But this approaching Christmas season is when the choir will “rise again.”

    For many years, the choir made an annual tour of various nursing and retirement homes in the Quinte area to spread their unique brand of Christmas cheer. Because of continuing lockdowns in some cases and remaining covid concerns, the choir is presenting its own yule season concert on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Maranatha Church hall on College Street.

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