Our History

Seaforth Harmony Kings HistorySince 1983, the Seaforth Harmony Kings have been meeting on Tuesday nights to sing and enjoy the fellowship that has kept them going ever since.

In 1982, Barry Mahon cornered Marlen Vincent at his farm machinery business and suggested the formation of a barbershop chorus in Seaforth. By this time, Barry already had several years of barbershop under his belt singing with the faltering Stratford chorus. Marlen, on the other hand, had been riding around on a 4 seat bicycle for the past 10 years singing in a quartet called Town and Country Four.

As it happened, 2 of the other quartet members, Bill Campbell and George Ribey, also worked at Vincent's and so after consulting with them, the rest is history.

Soon there was a group of some 30 men singing together weekly with Barry as their chorus director. They applied to SPEBSQSA headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin to charter a new chorus and received their club license in December 1982. 37 men signed the charter application.

After waiting for the requisite several months, the Harmony Kings sang as mic testers at the Ontario District Convention in Hamilton on April 23, 1983 and were presented with their charter.

On April 29, 1983, the Harmony Kings presented their first annual show touted as a rootin' -tootin' western-settin' show with the theme "Fun in Just One Lifetime". We continue to produce an annual show with good singing interspersed with comedy to entertain our audience.

Competing annually at the Ontario District Convention and being judged has been an important element in improving our singing. It has allowed us to sing at interesting venues such as Massey Hall and Inn on the Park in Toronto, Alumni Hall in London, the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, Sanderson Centre in Brantford, Hamilton Place, Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood and Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. With Dave Campbell as our director, we strive to improve our singing. And we do. Dave is very patient and an excellent teacher. He is capably assisted by Paul Hyatt.

In 2016, we achieved our goal of becoming Ontario District Chorus Champions. 

With over 39 years of barbershop singing, we have a formula for success. The only thing missing is you. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .