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.
On Thursday 18th October the Chorus was delighted to spend an evening benefitting from the services of Jordan Travis. 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 Associate Director and Vocal Coach to the current Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus Champions, the Toronto Northern Lights. He also serves as a Singing Judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society.
On Thursday 11th October the Chorus celebrated the end of our Come and Sing course with a concert featuring, among other repertoire, our newly learned number New York, New York. We were joined by the ladies of Main Street Sound for this special event, which also included some quartet singing. New members are always welcome to come and visit on Thursday evenings.
Simon McGraw and Dave Whittle (a non-singing Spirit of Harmony member) were part of the quartet Mixed Blessings which won Gold Medal in the Open Mixed Quartet contest at IABS ( the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers international convention) 2018 in Cork in October 2018.
It’s a truly international quartet with Mary Dineen (IABS) from Cork on tenor and Noey McElwee (LABBS) from Bristol on baritone. Great job!