Sydney Harmony Chorus presents two performances of its much-loved annual Holiday Voices concerts in December.
Sydney Harmony Chorus opened its doors to new members in the lead-up to this concert – and new recruits are still welcome! – the popular all-male a cappella (unaccompanied) choir is preparing for the climax to its musical year with special guest performers are Australia’s young international stars, Blindside! This quartet of singers aged 20-something, has just returned from the Barbershop Harmony Society’s (BHS) International Convention in Pittsburgh where they claimed a 2015 International Collegiate Quartet Bronze Medal.
Sydney Harmony is in its 16th year and the unique ‘barbershop’ style 4-part a cappella harmony is its stock–in-trade. Currently 35-strong, the chorus performs regularly and competes nationally and internationally as part of a huge network of singers that is growing in size and raising the bar for this style of music.
Based in North Sydney but comprising members from all over Sydney, the group’s singers are amateurs with good voices – men who enjoy singing and who are willing to learn. Under the guidance of their inspirational musical director Vicki Dwyer, Sydney Harmony have achieved impressive results including being judged small chorus champions at the 2014 Wellington, NZ Pan-Pacific contest and once again becoming chorus champions at this year’s Barbershop Harmony Australia’s (BHA) Eastern Region (NSW/ACT) contest.
As well as its own pieces which, as always include some entertaining choreography, Sydney Harmony will be joined by the all-women’s group Circular Keys – and combine for a 90+ massed chorus performance. Also performing is Alouette, the former National Silver Medallist Quartet.
Sydney Harmony – free rehearsals at Ron Dyer Centre, behind St Mary’s Church, 264 Miller St Nth Sydney
Mon 16, 23 and 30 Nov 7.30pm – plus all day Sun 29 Nov including a 3pm ‘guest’ concert.
Tickets for Holiday Voices: $30 | students $15
Bookings: Call Rob Walley on 9438 2106 or online www.theindependent.org.au