Barbershop music is composed on four, harmonizing parts - Lead, Baritone, Bass and Tenor - and each part comes with specific challenges and singing requirements. Beyond just learning the notes and the words, barbershop singing requires a specific placement of sound to get that "lock and ring" our genre is known for. Our Section Leaders work closely with our chorus members to help us master our craft and create the sound we want.
Martha DeClerq, Master Director
Assistant Director to Musical Director
Heather has been an active member of York Harmony Chorus since 1977 and brings enthusiasm and creativity to our ensemble. Her role within our Chours is to work closely with our Director, Martha DeClerq, to help us reach our musical goals. Currently, Heather also sings in the Richmond Hill United Church Choir and was an avid trombone player throughout Junior High, Highschool and University.
LEAD SECTION: Gail Tingle & Heather Deslauriers McCuaig
BARITONE SECTION: Lis Dipasquale
BASS SECTION: Cheryl Yaciuk
TENOR SECTION: Linda Morrison
As you can imagine, keeping 40+ women organized can be a large job and our Chorus Manager handles it with style, grace and humour.
The Team Leader is the oil that keeps the chorus moving and operating wonderfully. Staying mostly in the background, make no mistake that the Team Leader plays a major role in the success of YHC.
Where would we be without our wonderful Visual Coordinator who helps transform our ensemble from a choir that just sings to a full show chorus who performs and tells a lyrical and musical story.