Island A Cappella Quartets

Island A Cappella is proud to have the following quartets associated with our chorus.  We endorse all of them as excellent singers and entertainers, suitable for any occasion...


Retake

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Retake

Retake began as Take Note in 1999, took a few years off starting in 2004, and regrouped in 2013 to sing a few songs for old times sake. The old times are still going on!
Raye Trainor is the Tenor and is a retired Dental Hygienist; Anne Crosby is the Baritone and a retired dental administrator; Sherry McGuigan is the Bass and a retired Registered Nurse; and, Joanne Ings is the Lead and a retired non-profit Manager.
Based in Charlottetown PEI, Retake is a registered quartet of Harmony Incorporated, a North American women’s barbershop organization. The quartet competes in regional and international quartet competitions and a long time ago, won the Harmony International award for Top Scoring Novice Quartet in 2000!
With a varied song list, the quartet loves to perform songs from rock and roll to broadway musicals. Birthday greetings, singing Valentine’s, community concerts, weddings and special events are a few of the many gigs over the years. The quartet has also appeared as guest artist with the Caledonian Scottish Fiddle Orchestra of Nova Scotia on a number of occasions.

Retake members...
Lead:Joanne Ings
Bass:Sherry E. McGuigan
Baritone:Anne Crosby
Tenor:Raye Trainor
 
General public contact: Joanne Ings
Area of operation: Charlottetown
Province: PEI

TAMbre

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TAMbre

TAMbre consists of Kellie Annett (Tenor), Jennifer Carson (Lead), Marylynn Côté (Baritone), and Jan Coffin (Bass). TAMbre formed in 2018 for fun. From the moment they sang their first tag together they knew they had something special.
The members of TAMbre come from various musical backgrounds like musical theater, decades of barbershop experience, traditional choral music, and family kitchen parties. As a result, they like to sing a variety of traditional, folk, and contemporary music in the barbershop style.
The group meets regularly to increase their confidence, practice chorus music, and learn new music. TAMbre has performed at festivals, fund raisers, private events, and concerts with Island A Cappella and independently. TAMbre is working to expand their repertoire to become a competitive and performance quartet.

TAMbre members...
Lead:Jennifer Carson
Bass:Janice Coffin
Baritone:Marylynn Côté
Tenor:Kellie Annett
 
General public contact: Marylynn Côté
Area of operation: Charlottetown
Province: PE

Harmonix

Harmonix

We Can't Wait To Sing For You!

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Harmonix

Harmonix was formed in December 2019 when Island A Cappella members Heather Williams (Lead), Sherry MacGuigan (Bass), Mim Wood (Tenor) and Kelly Mullaly (Baritone) realized a shared goal to blend their voices, improve their barbershop singing skills and have some fun along the way!
Each member comes to the quartet from a different musical background which makes their collaboration even more interesting as they combine their skills and experience to create what they hope is an entertaining and engaging way for their audience to enjoy four-part a cappella music in the barbershop style.
Harmonix is eager to gain more public performance experience and is building its repertoire in anticipation of launching its public musical journey in the very near future. We can’t wait to sing for you!

Harmonix members...
Lead:Heather Williams
Bass:Sherry E. McGuigan
Baritone:Kelly Mullaly
Tenor:Miriam Wood
 
General public contact: Heather Williams
Area of operation: Charlottetown
Province: PE

SeaNotes

SeaNotes
Ahoy there!  Another quartet has landed on the shores of Prince Edward Island!  Introducing SeaNotes!  Formed in the fall of 2020 it features Lead: Carol Craswell, Bass: Beth Peters, Baritone: Colleen Murphy, and Tenor:  Carolyn Prime.  All quartet members also sing with Island A Cappella.
Although Carol, Beth and Colleen have been members of Island A Cappella for several years they are each enjoying the quartet experience for the very first time!  Carolyn, during her 35 years with Harmony Inc., has been in several quartets, competing at both regional and international competitions.
Wanting to embrace the many joys of island living when selecting an identity, the name "SeaNotes" simply washed ashore on a gentle breeze!
At this time the quartet is focusing on developing a repertoire and singing for fun.
In addition to the pleasure of getting together to sing and enjoy each other's company, they have a "fifth" honorary quartet member.  Each week, Carol's husband prepares a post-rehearsal snack of assorted cheese, veggies, crackers and deli meats.  It's not only a tasty treat but he gets an A+ for presentation!
SeaNotes are counting the days until they can share a song with you in person!
Much Love from the Shoreline of PEI,
SeaNotes
SeaNotes members...
Lead:Carol Craswell
Bass:Beth Peters
Baritone:Colleen Murphy
Tenor:Carolyn Prime
 
General public contact: Carol Craswell
Area of operation: Charlottetown
Province: PE