What a year!

2017 was a very busy year for the Accolades. At the end of March, we attended a retreat and coaching weekend at Cedar Glen in Schomberg — a lot of fun and bonding, as well as good preparation for AC&C. At the end of May, we attended our first AC&C with Area 5, coming third and qualifying for International Competition in Halifax in November. At IC&C, we were able to reunite with friends from Area 3 and share our love of barbershop with the best from across the continent. As soon as we returned home, however, we were thrown into last minute preparations for our big chorus show the following weekend. “Oh Canada, Eh!” was our way of celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. Now we look forward to celebrating the chorus’s anniversary — its 50th — in 2018!

Founded in 1968, Toronto Accolades is an all-female a cappella choral group singing four-part harmony in the barbershop style. We are members of Harmony, Inc., an international organization promoting friendship and personal growth through music and music education. Our repertoire includes a variety of music, both old and new, fast and slow. We put on shows, compete at Harmony, Inc. annual contests, and perform within the community. Please browse through our website to find out more about us.

If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in music. – Gustav Mahler