Quantum is a barbershop quartet founded in the fall of 2012. They are Russ Blackstone (tenor), Denis Laflamme (lead), Paul Ellingson (bass), and Brent Morton (bari). They will be representing Ontario District at the 2013 International Contest in Toronto.
In physics, quantum can be defined as ‘a discrete quantity of energy proportional in magnitude to the frequency of the radiation it represents’. Quantum takes this same approach to singing, using the least amount of energy to create a free and relaxed sound that expands in magnitude.
Looking to get more out of their collective singing experiences, the four members of Quantum got together to pursue new goals. Inspired by artists like Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra as well as perennial Barbershop Harmony Society favourites (or favorites to half the quartet) Boston Common and Blue Grass Student Union, this foursome was founded with a commitment to top level singing and entertaining. Three of the members met while singing with the famed Toronto Northern Lights (5 time International Silver Medalists). Hailing from Ottawa and the GTA in Ontario and Buffalo and Pendleton New York, the quartet is as dispersed geographically as their tastes are musically.