About Us Pride, versatility and musical excellence...
These terms best describe Newman Sound Men's Choir. Founded in 2005, Newman Sound is named after a rugged yet scenic region in Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently under the leadership of Artistic Director, Jennifer Hart, the choir has realized an ever-growing loyal audience and a high local, national and international reputation having established an exciting and eclectic repertoire across the genres of classical, pop and folk, including some outstanding arrangements and original compositions by several singers within the choir.
Newman Sound is more than just a group of guys who love to sing! A true community choir of more than thirty dedicated singers, choir members come from every age and walk of life, bringing with them a wealth of experiences and perspectives but most importantly, a love of making music together.
In 2006, the choir was awarded the Galaxie Rising Star Award for Most Promising New Choir in Canada at the National CBC Choral Competition. Living up to its rising star status, the choir made it to the final round of competition in 2008. Now hosted by Choral Canada, and known as the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, Newman Sound has placed 2nd in the Equal-Voice Men’s category in 2015, 2017, and 2019. In 2011, Newman Sound’s debut CD “The Green and Salty Days”, a collection of traditional music from Newfoundland and Labrador, was named Classical Album of the Year by MusicNL and was subsequently nominated for an East Coast Music Award in 2012. That same year, Newman Sound was named Champion Male Chamber Choir at the 7th World Choir Games, held in Cincinnati, USA. In 2016, the choir travelled to the Basque Country in Spain to partner with one of Europe’s leading men’s choruses in a project exploring the historical and cultural ties between the Basque Country and Newfoundland.
The choir takes pride in giving back to the local community. For over a decade, Newman Sound has held its “Love Songs for Seniors” concerts. These free concerts take place around Valentine’s Day in local seniors’ homes and have become much-loved annual events for audience members, their families, and members of the choir alike. The choir is often invited to perform at local events and travels to communities across the province regularly.