Men Of Note are a four-part harmony male voice choir. It began in 1999 with seventeen voices and now boast some 35 plus members.
The group has assembled a pleasing balance of tenor, baritone and rich, resonant bass voices that together create an almost perfect blend of sweet harmonious sound. The group believe that their selections of music will appeal to most everyone, a mix of favourite and familiar melodies for spirituals, sacred anthems, folk and traditional songs, tunes from the musical stage and sometimes, a love ballad from the hit parade.
The idea of a men's choir originated during a high-school band trip in Ireland. The band conductor, a chaperone, and the tour bus driver (who sang in a Welsh Male Voice Choir) were discussing the ins and outs about men's choirs touring in various countries. As they discussed the concept in an Irish pub in Dublin, an idea was born.
The band returned back to Canada, and word went out in the Stouffville community that a Male Voice choir was being put together. The Men of Note Male Voice Choir came together in 1999 with just 17 originals, many of whom still sing in the choir.
Since the choir was conceived with touring in mind, it was natural that the choir toured as well as perform locally. To date, the choir has been to England, France, Wales, the Canadian Maritimes, Germany, and, of course, it's point of conception - Ireland. The next trip is planned for Scotland in the summer of 2018.
The choir rehearses on Monday evenings for two hours from the beginning of September until the end of June. Extra rehearsals may be called to prepare for a tour.
There are two main concerts during the year. One at Christmas and one in the Spring. The choir typically performs at 2 - 4 other concerts. Most concerts are within an hour's drive of Stouffville.
Members are expected to attend 80% of the rehearsals.
Practice files with individual parts are made available to all members, and they are encouraged to use them at home to learn the notes.
Men of Note is a Male Voice Choir built on a foundation of Fellowship, Community Service and a mutual quest for Musical Excellence. We strive to provide entertainment, in the form of a wide variety of music, to enrich our community and to reach out to develop musical connections with other choirs, both across Canada and abroad.
That first breath that a band or choir or orchestra takes together, a breath filled with focus, intention and emotion, a breath unified for no other reason than to make something beautiful together... there is simply no better way to demonstrate the core of we are, and the best in all of us.
Current Season Tours 2014 – 2018 2009 – 2013 2004 – 2008 1999 – 2003 Menu Current Season Tours 2014 – 2018 2009 – 2013 2004 – 2008 1999 – 2003 Concerts - Current Next - Evening at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Unionville Men of Note will be performing at a community concert hosted by B...