ONYX Vocal Band

Onyx News
Late Fall 2009

WOW!! Here we are half way through fall, with Christmas and the holiday season rapidly approaching, ready to jump head-long into another year.

As you may recall from the summer newsletter, we were embarking on a number of new initiatives: new website, new music and a first for ONYX…judging a quartet competition.

Our website is now launched (as you now realize since that’s how you landed on this page) and, since launch date in early September, we have added several audio samples, new photos and more dates to help everyone keep track of where we are.

Then there’s the new music. Over the past few months we either have added, or will add before the end of the year, six new songs: No Business Like Show Business, The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else, If I Had You, I’ll Walk With God, In My Room and Seven Bridges Road. In early 2010, new titles to be added are Travelin’ Man and Sentimental Journey. Keeps us out of trouble!!

In September, we had the distinct pleasure of judging a group of seven quartets, in a competition hosted by the Barrie Ontario Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. What a wonderful evening! Sure hope they have us back again.

Sharon Turns 39A highlight of our busy fall season was appearing on stage with 5 other performers…all extremely talented…for a special Barrie-area fund-raiser. Among this stellar group: a soprano, an amazing young song-writer/pianist, an award-winning gospel quartet, a gospel soloist and the incredible Toronto Mass Choir.

You know, some of our most enjoyable performances are for birthdays (like the one in the photo), anniversaries and for the residents of area retirement and nursing homes. It’s incredible how much joy we receive in return for sharing our music on these occasions..

You can arrange for an ONYX visit for your next special event. Just go to the ‘Contact Us’ page and follow the simple instructions. We’ll be there with bells on.

Coming up in 2010 are two special, annual occasions: Valentines’ Day and Mothers’ Day. On February 13th & 14th, we will join with other quartets from the Upper Canada Chordsmen as we celebrate with loved ones around York Region. If you would like ONYX to deliver your personal greeting, just click on this link.

Then, on Sunday May 9th, ONYX is stepping out, for the first time, to deliver unique musical greetings to your mothers and/or the mothers of your children and grandchildren. You will find more details in our winter newsletter (out in February) and a special request form on this web site in early March.

Guess that’s about it for now.


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