Strike A Chord

Strike A Chord

Toronto, Ontario

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Strike A Chord

Inês Ribeiro Canella (lead), Ashaya Babiuk (baritone), and Yve Moreau (tenor) have been singing together since 2016 with previous founding member, Jenna Kellas (bari/lead). Together, they won Region 16’s Novice Quartet Award in 2017.

Since then, they have been continuing to develop their individual and unit sound (which — fun fact — involved everyone changing from their original voice parts!). In December of 2019, Strike a Chord welcomed the amazing Kathy Withnell to sing bass (former member of En Route quartet!). Excited about this new formation, they enjoyed their debut performance for their home chorus (North Metro) on the very last rehearsal before the world shut down!

They kept united over many Zoom rehearsals, and could never have imagined all that was in store for them this past year. In May 2022, they won first place at Region 16’s Video Quartet Competition, and were then honoured to represent Region 16 at SAI's International Competition. The week in Phoenix whizzed by, full of rich and beautiful memories. Strike a Chord will forever feel grateful and blessed for all the rare opportunities that 2022 brought them.

A favourite memory of theirs was celebrating at the International President’s Reception (shout out to Thérèse Antonini!) where they sang for, mingled with, and fan-girled over so many great barbershop women! For them, it was complete barbershop bliss.

Chapter: North Metro Chorus
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Area of operation: Toronto
Province: ON