You're invited to a 3-week course - a great introduction to singing as part of a high-quality four part harmony chorus. You'll be coached by some of the UK's leading figures in the acapella world on vocal techniques, breathing and tuning - and you'll join us in learning two new songs. There's no requirement to read music as audio learning materials for the course songs will be provided. You could join us on stage for the Lord Mayor's Christmas Concert at the Barbican and also sing with us at the National Convention in Harrogate next Spring competing against top choruses from around the country. Starts Thursday 31st October 2019 at 7.30 at the Holy Redeemer Church Hall, Boroughbridge Road, York.
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.