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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                 director@valleyvoices.org  and our Assistant Director is Trinda Ernst, assistantdirector@valleyvoices.org  and our Assistant Director in Training is Pat Pauli  


About Our Director





About Our Assistant Director



Trinda Ernst


With almost 30 years of barbershop experience with Valley Voices, Trinda is currently an Assistant Director, bass section lead, Quartet Promotion Co-ordinator and Parliamentarian.  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.

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), now serving her second consecutive term as Chapter President.  She has travelled to several 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 and served as National President of The Canadian Bar Association in 2011-2012.







About Our Assistant Director in Training




Pat Pauli


I don’t remember ever not singing. When I was a kid taking piano lessons my piano teacher decided to enter me in a singing competition because I would always sing along with my piano pieces to keep the time. I sang in the church choir and the high school glee club.
I started singing barbershop when I was about 27 with the Classic Blend chorus from Hamilton Ont. While singing with that chorus I sang with a quartet  named Perfect Excuse until my 2 children were born at which time I left the chorus for several years. I eventually returned and joined another quartet named Equilibrium, we sang together for about 8 years. I also served on the board of directors for Classic Blend in several different positions and sang both lead and bass.
In 2008 I moved to sing with A Cappella Showcase chorus from Milton Ont. While sing with this chorus I had the opportunity to travel to St Petersburg, Russia to take part in a barbershop festival there. We also participated in a singing competition put on by CBC radio. In 2012 we competed in the World Choir Games held in Cincinnati, Ohio where we won a silver medal. During my time with ACS we won our Area contests several times and became International Champions twice.

While singing with ACS I sang both the Lead and Bass parts.

I also belonged to 2 different competing quartets while singing with the Milton chorus.

During those years I was fortunate to be able to have 2 years vocal coaching with renowned barbershopper and music teacher Ray Danley.

In 2013 I moved to NS and promptly joined the Valley Voices chorus of Kentville NS. Shortly after that I became the lead singer in Soundscape quartet. Then in 2014 accepted the position of chorus Vice President and also Assistant Director in training.
When not singing I have raised 2 wonderful sons, both of them are musical, and now have a beautiful baby granddaughter.
I also worked fulltime for 30 years as a medical laboratory technologist. Since moving to NS I have accepted a part time position in the lab at the Kentville Hospital. When not in Kentville I enjoy my lakeside home with my husband and dog and cat.



We Are A Scent Free Chorus