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VALLEY VOICES

AN A CAPPELLA SHOW CHORUS OF HARMONY INC.

 

The Valley Voices Chorus, a Chapter of Harmony Inc., welcomes you to the world of A Cappella Four-Part Harmony! We are a vibrant group of amazing women of all ages recognized for excellence in singing 4part harmonies in the barbershop style.  We celebrate friendship and personal growth through music, leadership, education and the practice of democratic principles.  
 
 
Always looking for that unique gift that keeps on giving! Why not consider the gift of a one year Valley Voices membership for that lady you know who loves to sing or what about a Singing Telegram! 

 

   Comments from our Audiences:
"On behalf of the AVABF Board of Directors, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to you and the Valley Voices for the tremendous contribution that you made to the May 22nd concert “A Time To Celebrate”

 

The Valley Voices two numbers were both excellent and very entertaining, and everyone really enjoyed them . Your contribution to the massed choir was invaluable.

Once again, our heartfelt thanks to you and the Valley Voices.

 

Wishing you and your group all the best in your future endeavours."

 

Tony Stephenson

Artistic Adviser

Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival

"Your songs were outstanding!!  It was my first time hearing you and those close, beautiful harmonies were a treat to my ears.  I was so impressed and touched by your warm personalities and expressive performance. Can't wait to hear and see you again!!"

Many thanks,
Rachel MacLean


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Director of Valley Voices is Paul Grimm and our Assistant Director is Trinda Ernst,     


  



About Our Director

 

  

 

Paul Grimm

 

 Paul Grimm is now in his 50th year as a member of The Barbershop Harmony Society, an accomplishment in which he takes great pride.

Over the years Paul has sung with and competed in many quartets earning 14 "Sunrise Division" Championships and two third place bronze medals in the Northeastern District which includes all of  Quebec, New England and the Atlantic Provinces with his quartet, Seventh Wave which is still singing.  His frist winning quartet was "The President's Choice" winning the gold 45 years ago and most recently, with "Peaches and Cream" winning both Sunrise Division Championship and the Seniors Championship.

One of his greatest passions over the years has been both coaching and directing Barbershop choruses and has been director of The Dukes of Kent, The Queens of Kings, Citadel Chimes and currently, the Valley Voices winning many awards over the years including 4 top ten placements in international compentitions.

Over the years his involvement in Barbershopping has touched many areas and facets of the hobby including with tenure as an international judge in BHS and a certified "Singing A's" coach, and was awarded the Designation of "Bachelor of Barbershop Harmony" among numerous other awards.  He was a founder and organizer of the Harmony Youth Festival and has taught and coached at many district and division schools over his barbershop life.

Paul is married to Nancy Grimm (47 years) and dad to Sally Grimm O'Neill and Catherine Oulton and proud grampy to Ben Joe, Wesley, Laura and Tim!  He was founder and operator of Springvale Nurseries for the past 30 years.

 

And now Paul is thrilled to be the Musical Director of the fabulous Valley Voices!

 

 

 

About Our Assistant Director

 

 

Trinda Ernst

 

With almost 30 years of barbershop experience with Valley Voices, Trinda is currently an Assistant Director, Quartet Promotion Co-ordinator, Parliamentarian and member of the Performance Team.  As a student, she sang in school choirs and studied piano, achieving Grade 9 with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto).  She is also a long-time member of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, where she enjoyed honing her singing and performing skills.  She has a passion for learning and has attended one term at Directors' College, operated by the Barbershop Harmony Society.  She has also appeared in two plays at CentreStage Theatre in Kentville.


No stranger to community and charitable boards, Trinda is a director of the national charity Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Foundation (www.singcanadaharmony.ca), which provides scholarships to youth and adults for vocal education opportunities, "so someone will sing tomorrow."  Trinda was also privileged to serve as International President of Harmony, Incorporated in       2004-06. 


Trinda is a charter member of Rotary Club of New Minas Sunrise (2000), where she served two consecutive terms as Chapter President.  She has travelled to several Rotary International Conventions to participate in the Rotary World Choir and is currently serving as Canada Country Chair for the International Fellowship of Rotarian Musicians, which has its own charity to provide musical instruments to children around the world.

 
During the work week (and sometimes on weekends), Trinda can be found in her office at Waterbury Newton, where she practises real estate law, wills and estates law, elder law, and corporate/commercial law.  She was admitted to the Nova Scotia bar in 1984 received her QC designation in 2000 and served as National President of The Canadian Bar Association in 2011-2012.  She was named the 2017 recipient of the Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service by the Dalhousie Law Alumni Association

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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