The History of Area 1

Barbershop has been alive and well in our area for many years. It seems there isn’t a place in the eastern part of Canada that hasn’t been touched by the 4 part a cappella music.

Chapter NameLocation (City, St/PR)Charter DateNotes
Bluenose TraditionBedford-Sackville, NSMarch 10, 1999Disbanded June 11 2002
Bluenose BellesHalifax, Nova ScotiaJuly 9, 1987Disbanded March 1 1990
Border BellesAmherst, Nova ScotiaFebruary 8, 1981Disbanded March 31 2003
Breton Belles (The)Cape Breton, Nova ScotiaApril 26, 1975Disbanded March 1 1985
Breton SongbirdsSydney, NSApril 4, 2018
Brunswick BellesSussex, New BrunswickApril 5, 1975Disbanded March 16 1999
Carleton GemsWoodstock, New BrunswickMay 2, 1981Disbanded March 31 1986
Chaleur EchoesDalhousie, New BrunswickApril 9, 1970Disbanded April 4 2014
Citadel ChimesHalifax, Nova ScotiaApril 2, 1987Disbanded October 2 2007
Cobequid Fun-TonesOxford, NSMarch 19, 1985
Codiac ChordsMoncton, NBApril 22, 1977
Cumberland ChoristersSpringhill, Nova ScotiaMarch 30, 1969Disbanded November 1 1970
Elm City Echoes, Inc.Fredericton, NBApril 23, 1977
Island A CappellaCharlottetown, PEJuly 5, 1982formerly Abegweit Chimes, renamed Island A Cappella Jan 6, 2014
Miner ChordsMinto, New BrunswickApril 28, 1979Disbanded March 22 1984
Miramichi MelodiesMiramichi, New BrunswickMay 31, 1996Disbanded February 1 2005
Newfound SoundSt. John's, NLMay 20, 1988
Nova ChordsYarmouth, Nova ScotiaApril 11, 1970Disbanded February 29 1996
Random SoundClarenville, NewfoundlandMay 15, 1982Disbanded March 31 1985
Summer City SoundsSummerside, PEIMay 31, 1996Disbanded February 1 2003
ScotianAiresDartmouth, NSMarch 11, 1983
Sea BellesSaint John, NBApril 1, 1969
Seaside A CappellaBridgewater, NSJune 1, 2018
Valley VoicesKentville, NSNovember 1, 1979chartered as Queens of Kings Nov 1/79, renamed Valley Voices Feb 12/02
Westmorland ChimesPetitcodiac, New BrunswickApril 18, 1984Disbanded March 31 1990