Music Speaks Louder than Words!

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The localXpress knows there is a good reason to be excited for April 1st this year…. The ScotianAires in concert with special guest Alison Crowe on Saturday, April 1 at 7pm at the Bella Rose Arts Centre in Halifax. It has been five years since singer-songwriter Crowe has been in … Read More

Atlantic Provinces gains its first Harmony, Inc. Singing Judge in six years

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Sue Kember, director of Atlantic Barbershop Champions The ScotianAires Chorus, has been certified as a Singing Category Judge with international barbershop organization Harmony, Inc. at its Category Training School held in January 2017 at Greenfield NH. Harmony, Inc. trains candidates for certification in four categories: Singing, Music, Performance, and Chairman … Read More

Music Speaks Louder Than Words

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Atlantic Barbershop Chorus Champions ScotianAires announce their upcoming concert “Music Speaks Louder than Words” with guest artists Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe and championship women’s barbershop quartet, Tonic!, at the Bella Rose Arts Centre, Halifax, on April 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm! For more information or to order tickets click here.

Divine Providence! ScotianAires make their mark at international competition

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All the practising, planning and preparation paid off for the ScotianAires, who recently returned from Harmony Inc.’s International Convention and Contests (IC&C), which took place in Providence, Rhode Island from November 2-6. Competing against 23 other choruses from across North America, the ScotianAires placed 12th, winning the Montreal City Voices … Read More

ScotianAires fundraising: Intact has an impact!

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When Elaine Blanchard joined the ScotianAires in the fall of 2015, she never  realized that her love of singing with a local women’s barbershop chorus would carry over to her workplace. But when the ScotianAires launched a fundraising campaign to help the chorus travel to this November’s  International Competition in … Read More

ScotianAires launch GoFundMe campaign for international competition

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Flying high off their first place finishes at the Harmony Inc. Area 1 Convention and Contests in June, the ScotianAires – and their quartet, Tonic! — are setting their sights on Providence, Rhode Island for the Harmony Inc. International Convention and Contests (IC&C) in November 2016.  They will be competing with choruses … Read More

AC&C 2016: There’s always a first time

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(This article was originally published in Harmony Inc.’s Summer 2016 edition of The Key-Note.) Just before Elaine Blanchard was about to perform at AC&C for the very first time, she asked several other ScotianAires to join her in a smudging ceremony, a tradition befitting her Mi’kmaq heritage and common to … Read More

Something Big! ScotianAires and Tonic! win top honours at Area1 AC&C

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The ScotianAires and its quartet Tonic! both won first place in their respective categories at Harmony Inc.’s 2016 Area 1 Convention and Contests (AC&C), held in Sackville, NB on June 2-5. The ScotianAires received the highest score of the six competing choruses in the chorus contest  with their songs “This … Read More

Sea Belles win Karen Gordon Scholarship

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The scholarship was created in memory of Karen Ruby Gordon, a member of the ScotianAires who was killed by a drunk driver on the way to chorus practice in May, 1992. Any Harmony Inc. chapter in Atlantic Canada (except the ScotianAires and the previous year’s winner) can apply for the … Read More