The Thousand Islanders Lady Barbershoppers became a chartered chapter of Harmony Inc. in May of 1973. In 2005 we became incorporated as The Thousand Islanders Chorus. Directors over the years have included Diane Ball, Lillius Lippert, Dave Carr, Cally Tripp, Jane Dargie, Ann Foy and BJ Vermue. We welcomed Stuart MacMartin as our Director in June 2014.
Our repertoire ranges from ballads to uptunes, spirituals, Christmas carols and songs, Broadway to country. Our songs include such favourites as Rhythm of Love, Hallelujah, Rise Again, Something Inside so Strong.
We share our love of music by singing for seniors in care facilities, for festivals and summertime concerts along the St. Lawrence River, for church and community celebrations and by Christmas caroling while strolling Downtown Brockville. We compete in Harmony Inc.'s Area 5 contest in May and attend workshops to enhance our skills. From the Chorus, quartets and small groups may be formed to sing for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries as well as for seniors' luncheons. We welcome all inquiries for performing in our community and beyond.
Every year the Chorus endeavors to enrich the lives of children with autism by donating funds to autism programs in schools or individuals with specific needs.