Director 2016 -
Adrian Smith has been our Director since 2016 after taking the reins from Randy Peters, our previous Director since the inception of the chorus. His infectious love of Barbershop harmony and his musical expertise have continued to enhance the love of music shared by of all of the chorus members. He has been a member of our chorus since coming to Calgary in 2012. While his career took him to the east coast for a year and a bit in 2016-17, during which time Kevin Robertson took over as an Interim Director, he couldn't wait to return to Calgary and our chorus, Acappella Road. He continues to lead the chorus in new and exciting repertoire to broaden our harmony experience.
Adrian began his barbershop career at the ripe old age of 16 when he stumbled upon contest recordings of championship quartets on YouTube and said "I have to do that". Hailing from SW Ontario, he discovered his local chapter - the Strathroy Vocal Federation, and the rest is history. He sang in the Ontario District for 5 years and was a member of the Vocal Federation along with several quartets during that time. A highlight from his time in Ontario was singing in the original version of 'Shoptimus Prime, 2012 ONT District Quartet Champions and International Collegiate Representatives.