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Saturday August 16

(rehearsal at the RANCH

10am until 2pm...with BBQ lunch/supper)

We had drivers to take the chorus to HUNTSVILLE for the Show
Overnight camping at Harmony Ranch.



rehearsal details coming soon


Sunday October 19


Belleville Ontario Fall Convention


Sunday November 02



Saturday November 22

O YA January Thaw Show !

Sunday December 28?

Rehearsal and Mini Show in Brantford


January 7-11 2015

Youth Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana



O YA achieves a Superior rating at the Barbershop Festival!


  • If you are between the ages of 14 and 30, like to sing and are self motivated, Here's How to Join Us!

  • If you are reading this and you are not between the ages of 14 and 30, that’s too bad but if you know someone that fits the above description be sure to pass the message along.

The O YA CHORUS is a premier Youth A Cappella Chorus very much in demand throughout the province of Ontario. Started in 2009 as the Ontario Contingent of the Cross Canada Chorus they have attained a SUPERIOR rating at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Youth Festivals held in Tampa, Florida in 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada in 2011, Tucson, Arizona in 2012, Orlando, Florida in 2013, and Long Beach, California in 2014.


Under the Skillful Direction of Shawn Oakes and Assistant Director Barry Towner plus the watchful eye of Visual Coordinator Robert Ross, the O YA Chorus holds rehearsals in various areas of the province throughout the year. Upon auditioning and acceptance as a member, you will have access to the current repertoire and learning tracks under the members only section of this website.


There is no fee for membership. All members are self motivated to learn their music on their own and arrive at the scheduled rehearsals and shows ready to perform. The O YA Chorus is sponsored in part by the Ontario District of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Sing Canada Harmony. The O YA Chorus is sponsored by the Ontario District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Prospective members should fill out the registration form on this web site and will be granted access to the members-only audition materials.

Throughout the year the O YA Chorus will be available and looking for opportunities to perform on Chapter Shows and other venues, with a 20-30 minute show package of 6 to 8 songs, plus quartets for a nominal fee to support the chorus.




Barry and Sharon Towner, Coordinators Contact Coordinator
Shawn Oakes, Music Director  Contact Coordinator


O YA Chorus 2013/2014 gratefully acknowledges the assistance of:
Barry & Sharon Towner, Corinne Bryers, Lyle & Joanne Southam, Joe VanPinxteren, Ed & Marilyn Russell, The Oshawa Backseat Drivers, Duncan & Susan MacGregor, Gerry & Shirley Brown, Elmer & Marg Down, The St Thomas Elginaires, The Peterborough Chapter, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter, East York Chapter, Strathroy Chapter, A Capella Unplugged Quartet, Etobicoke Humber Express, Scarborough Dukes of Harmony, Toronto Northern Lights, Muskoka Music Men, Seaforth Harmony Kings, Mary & Morgan Lewis, Ron & Dorothy Whiteside, Deb Bowler Sprague, Bruce & Aita Herdman, Scott Kline, Ruth Sproule, Bev Haydon, Wendy Schmidt, Rich Kaune, Doug McCloy, Rachel & Spencer Ramshaw, Sue Wolak, Jim & Maureen Lyon, Global Kingdom Ministries, Tom Lodu, Wendy Smart, Central Presbyterian Church Brantford, Brantford Collegiate Institute, Marchant's School Sport, Shaken Not Stirred Quartet, The Ontario District Association of Barbershoppers, SING CANADA HARMONY and a theatre full of appreciating fans at the 4th Annual January Thaw Show on Saturday, January 18, 2014 and more coming - you can donate here on the Supporters Page!
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