Come and hear us sing with our guests Generation Groove at St Michael Le Belfrey, York on Saturday 7th September. Tickets available from the homepage of this site.
We are currently looking to recruit new singers to the chorus. Just come along any Thursday evening to have a listen. You’ll get a warm welcome and enjoy the friendly company.
Every year the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) holds its national competition over a weekend in May. This year was the turn of the Bournemouth International Centre to host the event. Although the full chorus did not attend this year (we went to the Spanish competition instead), members of the chorus did take part in other choruses and quartets. Our MD Peter Bryant and his assistant, brother Nick, for example, sang in the gold medal winning chorus Hallmark of Harmony from Sheffield, while one of our assistant MDs, Andy Salter, led the Major Oak chorus of Nottingham to a high placing in the event. Quartets containing other members also did the chorus proud. In particular, 4 on Parade, featuring Peter, Nick, Dean and Andy came 11th with a high score.
To celebrate the return from our Spanish trip to Calpe the chorus had a party! We gathered at our usual social venue, the Acomb Conservative club, to share in food, conversation and - of course - song. If you come and join us you’ll not only learn to sing better, but share friendship.
Congratulations to long-standing Spirit of Harmony member Andy Salter, whose quartet Trigger’s Broom came 20th in the International Seniors Quartet Competition in Nashville, USA. That’s some achievement. Andy was joined by three singers from the chorus he directs in Nottingham, The Major Oak Chorus.
On Thursday 24th January the Chorus was delighted to spend a second evening benefitting from the services of Jordan Travis. Jordan was last with us in October and this time we focused on the two songs we’ll be performing in Spain in April.
Jordan is the owner of The Complete Singer. His conducting, coaching, and performing has taken him across North America, Europe, and China. Jordan is the Musical Director and Vocal Coach to the 2013 Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus Champions, the Toronto Northern Lights. He also serves as a Singing Judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Members of the chorus were involved in the BABS Quartet Prelims event in Manchester on the weekend of 10-11th November. Our singers performed in three different quartets. Follow the link for one of the performances by the quartet 4 on Parade featuring Nick and Peter Bryant, Andy Salter and Dean Whitehouse.
Spirit of Harmony was formed as a small chorus back in 1993 and has grown over the years to become one of the country’s favourite barbershop choruses. Select the gallery link for some images from our past 25 years.