Calling all men who love to sing.
The Gentlemen of Fortune have taken up residence in Burnaby, and they’re calling on new male singers to come out and experience the fun of barbershop harmony.
The chorus is an a cappella group of 20 singers who perform primarily in barbershop style, along with more current music arranged in four-part harmony. The singers perform around the Greater Vancouver area at seniors’ residences, civic events, service clubs, church fundraisers and various special celebrations.
The group has a long history in the region: it began in 1957 as the Royal City Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, taking on its current moniker in 1978.
The chorus now rehearses Tuesday evenings at Cliff Avenue United Church, 1600 Cliff Ave., at 7:25 p.m. (Enter the rehearsal hall from the rear parking lot.)
Anyone who’s interested can learn more about the chorus by checking out www.gof.bc.ca. Prospective singers are also welcome to attend a rehearsal to find out more about the group.