History

Founded in 1968












 

The Accolades are a Toronto singing group composed of friendly, enthusiastic women of all ages and varied occupations, with a wide range of musical and non-musical backgrounds. We come from all over the Greater Toronto Area and gather every Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to share our love of music and singing.

Founded in 1968, the Toronto Accolades is a chapter of Harmony, Inc., an international, non-profit, educational singing organization for women. Harmony, Inc. was founded in 1959 in Rhode Island, and is presently made up of 62 choruses in Canada and the United States. Harmony, Inc. holds area contests in the spring and an International Contest in November for those choruses and quartets that qualified in their area contests.

Our director, Wendy Arnold, has been directing us since the year 2000 and is a very experienced barbershopper. We gain much from her expertise, as well as from a variety of coaches who are brought in on a regular basis.

Every other year, the Accolades stage a chorus show.  Moments from some of these shows have been captured in the photos on this page.


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