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'Barbershop Harmony' 6 week course for singers

July 26, 2018 - 12:40pm -- Paul Jeffery

We are delighted to announce that the chorus is to host a free 6-week course for men singers.

It runs from 7.30pm – 9.00pm from Tuesday 25th September 2018 at the Carlton Junior Academy on Foxhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1QT.

Whether you sing in a choir, ensemble, sing karaoke or you are an accomplished solo singer this course may spice things up by offering a new challenge. It will also be ideal for those lapsed singers who want to return to singing.

'Barbershop' is four part acapella close harmony. It's not all straw boaters and waistcoats. It can be demanding but the exhilaration experienced when everything locks and rings is something that has to be experienced to appreciate.

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'When You Wish Upon A Star'

March 22, 2018 - 1:55pm -- Paul Jeffery

At our Tuesday rehearsal (20th March 2018) It was very nice indeed to present the proceeds of our Christmas Concert fundraiser to the  'When You Wish Upon A Star.' Charity. £1330 is quite some sum to have raised. Maggie Faulkner, the Regional Fundraising Manager was there to receive our cheque.

We got to sing When you Wish Upon A Star' which she recorded. Look out on their Facebook Page!

Well done to everyone who took part and attended the concert. Special thanks to Carlton Brass Training Band and Greythorn Primary School Choir for appearing alongside us.

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Lincoln Music and Drama Festival

March 22, 2018 - 1:44pm -- Paul Jeffery

The 'Oakies' took part in the Lincoln Music and Drama Festival, entering the Barbershop Open Class which took place on Friday 16th March. I think most people would agree that we did a splendid job to win the class. Yes I know there were only two in it but 'Harmony Lincs' have had a resurgence and sang really well. 

It was also really good to have an adjudicator with a sense of humour.

When Andy, our director said, " We are going to sing the songs in reverse"
The adjudicator retorted, "What! You are going to sing them backwards?

You couldn't write it.

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'Christmas is Coming' concert

November 7, 2017 - 4:28pm -- Paul Jeffery

We are very pleased indeed to be supporting the 'When You Wish Upon A Star' Charity this year. Our main fundraiser is our 'Christmas is Coming'  concert at 7.00pm on Saturday 9th December at the Becket School on Wilford Lane, we'll have the Greythorn School Choir and the Carlton Brass Training Band as our special guests. Refreshments will be served, and a raffle plus the chance to join in with a sing along to song Christmas favourites. You can get tickets from this link

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Our New Director

August 7, 2017 - 10:25pm -- Paul Jeffery

Our new Director, Andy Salter, is bringing new ideas and songs to the chorus and encourages us to get to grips with learning our parts and being responsible as individuals for the progress of the chorus.

He was a previous director with the Spirit of Harmony Chorus from York where he enjoyed success both with the chorus and as a quartet singer with his quartet, South Parade, he is continuing as a singer with both ensembles.

It's an exciting time for the Chorus and a great time to join in with the fun as we are all very much in a learning phase. If you are interested in singing with us or have been a member in the past and would like to return please contact our Membership Secretary Paul Jeffery on 07966910201.  

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