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 Date (yyyy-mm-dd)Notes
Seaside A CappellaBridgewater, NS2018-06-01
Breton SongbirdsSydney, NS2018-04-04
Bluenose TraditionBedford-Sackville, NS1999-03-10Disbanded June 11, 2002
Miramichi MelodiesMiramichi, New Brunswick1996-05-31Disbanded February 1, 2005
Summer City SoundsSummerside, PEI1996-05-31Disbanded February 1, 2003
Newfound SoundSt. John's, NL1988-05-20
Bluenose BellesHalifax, Nova Scotia1987-07-09Disbanded March 1, 1990
Citadel ChimesHalifax, Nova Scotia1987-04-02Disbanded October 2, 2007
Cobequid Fun-TonesOxford, NS1985-03-19
Westmorland ChimesPetitcodiac, New Brunswick1984-04-18Disbanded March 31, 1990
ScotianAiresDartmouth, NS1983-03-11
Island A CappellaCharlottetown, PE1982-07-05formerly Abegweit Chimes, renamed Island A Cappella January 6, 2014
Random SoundClarenville, Newfoundland1982-05-15Disbanded March 31, 1985
Carleton GemsWoodstock, New Brunswick1981-05-02Disbanded March 31, 1986
Border BellesAmherst, Nova Scotia1981-02-08Disbanded March 31, 2003
Valley VoicesKentville, NS1979-11-01chartered as Queens of Kings November 1, 1979, renamed Valley Voices February 12, 2002
Miner ChordsMinto, New Brunswick1979-04-28Disbanded March 22, 1984
Elm City Echoes, Inc.Fredericton, NB1977-04-23
Codiac ChordsMoncton, NB1977-04-22
Breton Belles (The)Cape Breton, Nova Scotia1975-04-26Disbanded March 1, 1985
Brunswick BellesSussex, New Brunswick1975-04-05Disbanded March 16, 1999
Nova ChordsYarmouth, Nova Scotia1970-04-11Disbanded February 29, 1996
Chaleur EchoesDalhousie, New Brunswick1970-04-09Disbanded April 4, 2014
Sea BellesSaint John, NB1969-04-01
Cumberland ChoristersSpringhill, Nova Scotia1969-03-30Disbanded November 1, 1970