New voices in perfect harmony
A NEW male voice choir is in fine voice.
Twenty strong and singing in the barbershop style, the Ashford Barbershop Chorus gave its first performance in Willesborough, singing to an audience of family and friends.
The formation of the new chorus follows a seven-week Learn to Sing course, sponsored by the British Association of Barbershop Singers. The singers come from Ashford, Maidstone, Hythe and Folkestone.
Barbershop singing started in this country about 50 years ago and has come a long way since the days of striped blazers and straw boaters.
This unaccompanied style of four-part harmony singing, using special arrangements of popular and well-known songs, is musically challenging and there is an annual convention held in the UK where choruses and quartets from all over the country meet annually to compete with each other.
Over the coming months, the Ashford Barbershop Chorus, which is the only men’s barbershop chorus in this part of Kent, will be building its repertoire of songs and looking to recruit new members.
For more information contact the musical director, David Holloway on 01424 813298 or email@example.com
The new Ashford barbershop choir