Nelson Bays Harmony is a group of women who sing for pleasure and perform with passion! The chorus currently has 40 singers of all ages and backgrounds, and we are ready to welcome more!
We sing unaccompanied 4-part harmony, barbershop style. Barbershop music is arranged to produce beautiful ringing chords that are a buzz to sing and to listen to! Our repertoire includes well-known ballads, barbershop classics and modern a cappella songs. We also sing numerous Christmas carols!
Read about booking us to sing at your event!
Christmas A Cappella – 6 week workshop: Starts Thurs 24 October.
Details to follow – contact Jenny to register interest
Nelson Bays Harmony A Cappella Night Classes – Term 3 starts 16 May!
Join us as we return from the Sweet Adelines national contest – learn a new song with us!
All levels of singing ability welcome.
Learn about vocal technique, breath management, harmonising and tuning – with a fun and friendly group of women!
This 8-week A Cappella Night Class will commence on 16th May at 7pm at Club Waimea, Lower Queen St Richmond (in the main hall, entry off foyer). Term fee is $75.
For enquiries or to secure your spot email Jenny– limited spaces!
Join us for this Friends & Family concert send off as we perform our Show Package in preparaton for the Sweet Adelines national competitions – Dunedin here we come!!!
Entry by Gold Coin Donation
SING!! PERFORM!! TRAVEL!!
Want to take your love of singing to a new level?
This is a great opportunity to see if singing 4part a cappella harmony with this fun and friendly bunch of women is going to be your new hobby!
We currently have 40 singers, from teenage to 70s and we are ready to welcome more.
Thousands of Kiwis across the country enjoy barbershop singing – the beautiful melodies, ringing chords, sweet harmonies and dynamic rhythms make this music fun for all! Mix that with the support of a group of like-minded women, we are sure you will become hooked!
Come along and find out more at our 21st Feb Open Night!!
SOUNDS EXCELLENT 2018! – Nelson Arts Festival
An evening showcasing some of Nelson’s finest singers and musicians.
Nelson Bays Harmony, Nelson’s acclaimed world music choir Mosaic; award-winning local singer-songwriters Bryce Wastney and Brooklyn Scott; highly commended Nelson College For Girls string Trio The Bachelorettes and NCMA Young Voices Choir.
Whether a cappella harmony, traditional choral or solo, these performers have the passion and dedication that turns talent into excellence.
Details and ticket information on the Nelson Arts Festival, Sounds Excellent page.
A CAPPELLA NIGHTCLASS: Term 4 starts 25th October
Experience happiness and joy through singing, come along to our 8 week night class series and learn Christmas Carols in 4 part harmony.
25th October – 13 December (8 weeks). Thursday evenings 7-8:30pm
Venue: Club Waimea, Lower Queen St Richmond (in the hall, entry off main foyer).
Learn about vocal technique, breath management, blending and tuning. Beginners welcome.
Training provided by experienced vocal coaches including an evening with internationally respected, master musical director and vocal coach Virginia Humphrey-Taylor.
Fee $75 per term. Email Jenny to register your interest – limited spaces!
Please note these classes are only open to women – sorry guys! You might like to try Men In Accord who also rehearse weekly at Club Waimea.
BOYS AND BAYS – Thurs 31 May 12:30-1.10pm, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 148 Nile St
As part of the NCMA opening celebrations Nelson Bays Harmony will be sharing the stage with Nelson male Voice Choir for this lunchtime concert.
Nelson Male Voice Choir under the baton of the effervescent Andrea Hamilton the NMVC can call on a vast repertoire of traditional songs, light classics, show tunes and contemporary favourites. Today the Choir is in great heart with over thirty singing members, and gives concerts for its loyal supporters several times every year. It also leads the singing at civic occasions such as Anzac Day and has given much young, local talent the opportunity to perform in front of a large audience
Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus has been part of the Nelson-Tasman music scene for more than 20 years. The group are ordinary women from all walks of life, bound together by a love for singing. They are affiliated to Sweet Adelines International, a highly respected worldwide organisation of women committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. This independent, non-profit association is one of the world’s largest singing organisations for women.
Tickets $10 Buy tickets here or at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
HARMONY FOR HOSPICE – Sat 19 May, 2pm at All Saints Church
A matinee musical celebration fund-raising for Nelson’s new Home for Hospice.
The concert will be hosted by Nelson Bays Harmony with special guests: Singer-songwriter Bryce Wastney; Mosaic world music choir; Uklectics accoustic duo and “4 in Accord” men’s barbershop quartet. See below for more info about each of these talented performers.
Tickets $10 (Gold coin entry for children) – all profits to Nelson Hospice. Afternoon tea available at half time (gold coin donation) and raffles!
Bryce Wastney is one of the regions finest singer/songwriters. He has shared the stage with some of the industry’s biggest names & has performed extensively across NZ & Australia. Inspired by the music of Cat Stevens, Neil Finn & the Beatles, Bryce’s music traverses folk, country, gospel, rock and pop – always soulful whatever the genre. http://
Uklectics, usually a trio, has their own unique take on popular music, reinterpreting an eclectic mix of rock, country, and pop tunes.
Nelson’s oldest world music choir, Mosaic has been bringing a cappella pleasure to audiences for 20 years with their high energy and vibrancy. This 40-strong choir is directed by Shannel Courtney and has been described as one of Nelson hidden treasures. Their repertoire covers most the continents of the world, including songs from the Pacific, with a special focus on African music with its uplifting harmonies and rhythms. The inspiration that drives Mosaic is the sense of community that singing fosters and the privilege of experiencing the diversity of musical cultures through song.
Singing as “4 in Accord” Andy, Brian, Richard and Rob are all of Nelson’s popular men’s barbershop chorus, “Men In Accord” http://
3/4 of this quartet also sing in “The Hemispheres” who won the award for most entertaining quartet at the nationals in 2016.