March 2015 - Transition time for the Thunderbirds!
The Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus continues to burst with talent and leadership in 2015. Chorus Director of almost 15 years, Dave Vincent, hands over the musical reins to long-time barbershopper and experienced director, Martin Ketteringham.
A big welcome is extended to Martin Ketteringham, who officially became the new director of the Thunderbird Chorus in January. After many wonderful years with the Nanaimo Tidesmen, a barbershop chorus on Vancouver Island, his work as a pastor in the Salvation Army and music teacher brings him to the Vancouver area.
“There is an exciting vibrancy to this group’s singing and how well they treat each other. It is a privilege to be part of the Thunderbird organization”, says Martin. “I’m really looking forward to what the future looks like.”
Tremendous gratitude and admiration goes to Dave Vincent, who will remain with the Thunderbird Chorus as Associate Director, Lead section leader and highly valued member of the Music Leadership team. Dave intends to continue his efforts with Sing Canada and Youth In Harmony to promote barbershop and a cappella singing in schools. Shifting his role to Associate Director will allow him to focus on singing, quartet performances and growing his online travel/tour guide business.
The Vancouver Thunderbirds are proud to retain both men and their contributions to this Chapter and the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Meetup Event - On Wednesday!
Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm in Vancouver (Kerrisdale neighbourhood), we invite members of the community to join us for singing fun songs, meeting a good bunch of guys and introducing some new music to potential vocalists.
We provide the sheet music, partner you up with a buddy to follow and give you lots of support if you are a new singer. Try singing today!
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Any level of musical talent welcomed!
No obligation to join!
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PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM JUNE 24-JULY 29, 2015, THE VANCOUVER THUNDERBIRD CHORUS WILL BE REHEARSING OUTDOORS! SEE OUR CALENDAR TO FIND US FROM 7:00 UNTIL SUNDOWN - FIND THE LOCATION HERE!
Spreading The Love
The Vancouver Thunderbirds have proudly delivered the message of "I LOVE YOU" all over the Lower Mainland! Thank you for supporting us in our delivery of Singing Valentine Telegrams on February 13th and 14th, 2015.
We hope we can deliver for you next year!
Next event: Division Contest!
Hire the T-birds
YES, we can sing at your event!
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