Successful A Cappella Show Supports Local Church


Hampton, NB – June 14, 2016 –  Sea Belles A Cappella Chorus, Saint John, N.B., chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barbershop harmony style, recently participated in an A Cappella show at Hampton United Church which raised almost $2200 in support of church services and programs.

Janet Kidd, Sea Belles’ Director as well as Music Director for Hampton United Church also directed Men of Fundy Barbershop Chorus and the newly formed Vocal Intensity chorus, composed of residents of Kingston Peninsula and Hampton area. Special guests, Before the Mast, an all male chorus rounded out the program singing colourful a cappella sea shanties.

An appreciative audience packed the church sanctuary and enjoyed the variety of a cappella harmonies styles including old fashioned barbershop, spiritual, pop, sea shanty, musical theatre, and more with some groups singing for the first time without accompaniment.

About Sea Belles of Harmony, Inc:

Founded in 1969 the Saint John chapter of Harmony, Inc., also known as the Sea Belles A Cappella chorus, brings four-part a cappella harmony to the local community through regular performances and educational events. The chorus consists of 55 women representing a wide range of musical backgrounds, from novice to trained professionals, and performs under the direction of Janet Kidd. Sea Belles rehearses at 7:00PM on Tuesday at Portland United Church. To learn more about the chorus’s upcoming performance schedule, visit