Tidesmen to bring barbershop harmony to Parksville

The chorus has almost 70 members and placed second in the Evergreen District competition

World class barbershop harmony is coming to Parksville.

The Tidesmen Chorus will grace the McMillan Arts Centre Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2-4 p.m. for an unforgettable performance.

According to a news release issued by the MAC, the Tidesmen of Vancouver Island have been entertaining audiences since 1973 with first class barbershop harmony.

They currently have a chorus with nearly 70 members.

Their mission statement is: the Tidesmen are fun, challenging, and supportive as we strive for excellence in singing and entertainment. Our positive influence is shared with our community through song and service.”

The Tidesmen participate annually in the Evergreen District competition, part of the International Barbershop Harmony Society’s regular chorus contest.

In 2013, the Tidesmen took second place.

Moreover, the chorus group dedicates a portion of their revenues to supporting the Nanaimo Child Development Centre and perform annually for the

centre’s telethon.

They also give music bursaries each year to deserving music students to help further their education.

Currently, the Tidesmen have four registered quartets, which they say is unprecedented for a chorus of their size and the reason their standard of singing is rising rapidly and in demand.

The Tidesmen Chorus will perform Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the MAC in Parksville.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for OCAC members.

They will be available for pre sale at the MAC located at 133 McMillan Street or from any Tidesmen member.

For more information about the Tidesmen, including upcoming performances, bookings and audition information visit www.tidesmen.com or call 250-756-4295. You can also e-mail inquiries to

president@tidesmen.com .

NEWS Staff/Submitted by The MAC