Joe Connelly


We are excited to announce that Joe has been inducted to the Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame Class of 2022!  Here is a quote from the BHS website.

"Joe Connelly is a 43-year BHS member and has contributed as a singer, coach, judge, and a director. His unmatched achievements as a gold-medal lead (Interstate Rivals (1987), Keepsake (1992), Platinum (2000), and Old School (2011)) have inspired thousands of leads with his unique, high-energy style, and his many years of judging and tireless top-notch coaching of choruses and quartets at all levels have helped barbershoppers all over the world reach their true potential as artists."

Joe is an experienced director in both Sweet Adelines International (SAI) and Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).  He directed Toast of Tampa Chorus (SAI) for 6 years, winning three Regional Contests and ranking 4th and 5th on the International stage. He later directed Southern Gateway Chorus (BHS) for 5 years, winning District Championship three times and placing in the top 10 at International. Joe became a Master Director 600 in 2002.

Joe travels worldwide as a professional chorus and quartet vocal performance coach, and is a BHS competition judge.  As a lead singer in many quartets, Joe earned four BHS International gold medals (Interstate Rivals, Keepsake, Platinum and Old School) and continues to perform.  

Joe brings positive reinforcement, passion, experience, knowledge and contagious energy to Canadian Showtime Chorus.  He is a sought-after coach who has helped good choruses become great ones;  achieving not only top 10 status at the International level but also earning the ultimate title of World Champion!

Joe has been affiliated with SAI for 35 years. He has been a member of the Canadian Showtime Chorus coaching team since 2012 and accepted the position of musical director in May 2018.