The DUKES OF HARMONY are a Canadian men’s chorus
singing in the exquisite a cappella 4-part BARBERSHOP HARMONY style
Attention Harmony Singing Lovers…
the DUKES of HARMONY
All you need is the desire to sing. You don’t have to read music notation and there are no auditions. No pressure, learn as few or as many songs as you like at your own pace. Although once you start you’ll want to learn them all so you can sing along. We’ll help you choose the right part for you and support you. No worries!
The Dukes of Harmony are one of the GTA’s longest-existing barbershop choruses. Started in 1954, the Dukes have had a proud tradition of excellence in competing at the Ontario and international level as well as providing some of the best shows around.
The Dukes have a rich history including two international gold medals (Canada’s first!). The Chorus performs publicly throughout the year, usually in the evenings or on weekends. Engagements include barbershop shows, commercial bookings and community events.
Watch these great videos of the Dukes in action.
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Wednesday June 7, 2023
1 pm to 5:30pm
QSSSIS Banquet Hall
3474 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
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Lightfoot: A Kind of A Restless Feeling
Gordon Lightfoot, the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter, passed away on May 1, 2023, at the age of 84.
Lightfoot was known for his unique blend of folk, country, and pop music, as well as his poignant lyrics that captured the essence of life in Canada.
Born in Orillia, Ontario, in 1938, Lightfoot began his music career in the early 1960s. He gained recognition in Canada with his first hit single, “I’m Not Saying” in 1965, and went on to have numerous chart-topping hits, including “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
Lightfoot’s music was a reflection of his own life experiences, as well as the beauty and struggles of Canada’s landscape and people. His storytelling ability, combined with his distinctive voice and guitar playing, made him a beloved and respected artist across generations.
Throughout his career, Lightfoot received numerous accolades and awards, including 16 Juno Awards, Canada’s top music prize. In 1986, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and in 2012 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor.
Beyond his music, Lightfoot was known for his generosity and kindness. He was actively involved in charitable causes, including organizations that supported the environment and Indigenous peoples.
Gordon Lightfoot’s legacy as a singer, songwriter, and storyteller will live on in the hearts of his fans and the countless musicians who were inspired by his work. He will be deeply missed, but his music and spirit will continue to inspire and comfort us for years to come.
We are an a cappella chorus dedicated to performing in the exquisite 4-part barbershop harmony.
We are devoted to pursuing musical excellence in barbershop singing, but equally importantly, we offer an open and friendly environment for any and all singers.
Join us and keep that harmony ringing!
Our vision is to spread the good word about Barbershop Singing and to perform for our public with ever increasing excellence in, and a commitment to this magnificent and traditional art form.
We are dedicated to supporting our singing community and our general community, all the while pursuing excellence in Barbershop harmony singing.
Good Friendship, Good Harmony, Good Cheer!
Keep the whole world singing,
All day long,
Watch good will come a’winging
On a song,
Smile the while you are singing.
Carry, carry your part,
Keep a melody ringing,
In your heart!
Since 1954, the Dukes of Harmony Barbershop Society has worked to ensure that more people have the opportunity to experience the joy of singing. Join us as we work with community leaders, music educators and people of all ages to live better lives through song. We always welcome new singers. If you’d like to visit one of our rehearsals, just as a guest or as a prospective member, we’d love to see you!
We invite you to join a network of tens of thousands of North American and worldwide singers who, not only sing for their own happiness, but who live to share that joy with others, including you!
We’re working in our community to change lives through song. We view anyone who promotes singing, as a friend and co-traveler on our mission – no matter what type of music they want to sing.
Leave your sweetheart speechless
Imagine from out of the blue, four serenaders bearing flowers appear at your sweetheart’s home or workplace, saying: “Suzanne, Raymond has something special he’d like to tell you”… and out pours a sweet, tender love song in gentle close harmony.
Our Barbershop Quartets are ready to provide a Valentine’s Day, or any other day, gift that will be remembered forever.
By the way, it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day, any day’ll do. Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations…you name it, we’ll sing it!