Longest-serving member of Peterborough's Aces of Harmony passes away
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
Aces of Harmony's longest serving active member of 51 years, Ken Buttery passed away in June. What a mentor Ken was, with such a good ear. Barbershoppers from across the province gathered in Peterborough June 18th for Ken's funeral to sing "From the First Hello.." and "Irish Blessing" under the direction of former Aces director Gerard Byrne as you can see from this warm-up. The family expressed great appreciation for everyone travelling to take part in the celebration of life, many from great distances. Ken was 83 years old, but certainly young at heart. VP Marketing and Public Relations for the Ontario District - Barbershop Harmony Society, Michael Black: "Ken was truly a barbershop legend".
On Saturday, May 26, the Riverside quartet ventured out to sing in the Bobcaygeon Chorister’s Show. The show was a success and Riverside certainly played their part. Enclosed some pictures of our warm –up session, as you can see, we didn’t always stick with Barbershop. By the way, we the Aces, have been invited to sing in Bobcaygeon this September.
Sunset 4 Visited some past Aces Chorus Members
Sat, 26 May 2018
The Aces of Harmony Quartet, ‘Sunset 4’ visited our highly valued past member Don Ferguson, to show off their Novice Quartet trophy and to sing a few songs with him. Frankly they owed Don a visit since he was badly overlooked on Valentines’ day. Don was happy to sing a few songs with us. He and Marie were also delighted to hear that our show will be a matinee this year.
After the visit we dropped by the Hospital to visit Ken Buttery and sing a few songs with him, no doubt “Wink and a Smile” was his favourite.
The Aces Of Harmony Have Been Busy This Past March & April.
Sat, 19 May 2018
We sang ..... we were applauded ..... we left (with the audience wanting more)........
Aces of Harmony joined Kawartha Music Co. at Princess Gardens March 12th, 2018 during a special 1950's-themed party for the residents.
Retired Women Teachers of Ontario invited Aces of Harmony to sing at Royal Gardens in Peterborough on April 24th, 2018.
At the spring conference in Belleville April 13th for barbershop singers across Ontario, new Aces quartet Sunset 4 comprising Max VanderVoet, Peter O'Brien, Moe Schroter & Fred Rapson took top honours in the Novice category.