We are the Ganaraska Chordsmen Chorus, 
AKA "The Ganaraskals!"

Who?
Men of all ages from Port Hope, Cobourg, Northumberland County and beyond.
What?
A Barbershop Harmony Society chorus singing from memory and without accompaniment (a cappella).
Where?
Meeting at St. John's Parish Hall, 33 Pine St N, Port Hope, ON L1A 3G5.
When?
Most Tuesdays, 7PM-9:30PM, year-round.
Why?
We love to sing and entertain.
How?
Led by an inspiring chorus director, we learn words and music with the aid of take-home sheet music and audio recordings. No previous music training is necessary, as long as you can carry a tune, in tune.

Mission
The Barbershop Harmony Society brings men together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.
Vision
To be the premier membership organization for men who love to sing.

 Music Directors

Fred Mooij

Director - Fred Mooij

Getting Fred to write a bio is akin to pulling hen's teeth. Suffice to say that this self-described "arm-waver" is passionate about singing barbershop harmony and has done so for decades. He was a member of our predecessor Pine Ridge Chorus and sang tenor with Ontario District 1994 Novice Quartet Champions "Ganaraska Rascals".
 

photo of Barry Ott - Assistant DirectorAssistant Director - Barry Ott

Singing 4-part harmony from the age of 5, Barry has been in and around Barbershopping for most of his life. 23 years with BHS, the first five with the Dukes of Harmony as "Rookie of the Year" and competing at International level. Interrupted by work, he resumed with Oshawa's Horseless Carriagemen as Programme VP and with the Tickety-Boo quartet. Then he was accepted into Toronto Northern Lights, Canada's winningest chorus, and the experience was incredible. Health cut short his tenure with TNL and he subsequently settled in Brighton, leading to his intersection with the Ganaraskals. A big man with a big, bass voice and a big heart, Barry adds his infectious passion and enthusiasm to our chorus. Read his longer bio

Our Members

 Lead
Gary Bray
Alan Cole
Gerrit Debruyn
Ken Goodall
Cec Henry
Gord McArthur
Vince Meekes
Alan Mounsteven
Doug Murray
Don Simpson
Robert Smith
Roger Wilson

 Tenor
Tom Holden
Bert Weiss
 Baritone
John Dingle
Rick Faulkner
William Paroschy
Moe Schroter


 Bass
Peter Chrisomalis
Ted Devonshire
Ernie Dyck
Herb Franklin
Al Gaul
Mark Hambleton
Marius Marsh
Barry Ott
Dan Pearson

*pending 

The following map may help find a potential car-pooling partner from among our members.