Our Directors


Mac Dallman - Director, Rising Tide All-Voice Chorus

Mac Dallman is the Director of the Rising Tide chorus and a baritone in the Garage Band quartet. He has been a student and performer of barbershop for 53 years, and has sung at international competitions six times.

Mac grew up near Peterborough, Ontario, and worked as a teacher and principal in elementary schools in Ontario for 33 years. He retired to Nanaimo in 2007 and has been active in the local Barbershop Harmony Society since that date. In addition to music, Mac is a photographer, and has learned to pilot an ultralight aircraft since his retirement. He has been married to Judy for 51 years. Together they have two children and two grandchildren.

Martin Ketteringham - Director, Tidesmen Chorus

Martin grew up with music, starting to play his first instrument when he was 3 years old in The Salvation Army. He was first introduced to Barbershop while attending a youth convention which was being held at the same time and place as a barbershop convention, listening to quartets sing in lineup for lunch.

Martin joined the Tidesmen in 1996 after being invited by a member and fell in love with the harmonies and the fun. He moved back to Nanaimo in retirement in 2019 and once again became a member, singer and section lead. Having taught choirs and other barbershop choruses in other places, Martin relishes the opportunity to become Director of the Tidesmen. 


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