Nelson Bays Harmony has around 40 singers of all ages and backgrounds, and we sing unaccompanied 4-part harmony, in the barbershop style. Barbershop music is arranged to produce beautiful ringing chords that are a buzz to sing and to listen to!
Our repertoire includes modern a cappella songs, show tunes, beautiful ballads, and numerous Christmas carols! Read about booking us to sing at your event!
Upcoming Community Performances – 2023
Spring into summer
If you live in or near Mapua, put the date Sunday November 26 in your diary. Nelson Bays Harmony and Tasmonics with the Mapua Community Choir and the Mapua Stringers, are combining to present a concert of music in the Mapua Hall. Doors open 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Tickets $10.
Christmas Tree Festival
Once again, we have been invited to sing at a lunchtime concert during the festival, held annually in the cathedral. Call in, enjoy the display of trees and relax for half an hour of Christmas songs, some old favourites, others which may be new to you. Take a break from the bustle on Monday December 11 at 1pm.
Carols in Trafalgar St
Christmas isn’t Christmas without carol singing in town. Look out for groups of chorus members in Nelson’s Trafalgar Street at lunchtime during December. Details of dates, etc coming soon, so watch this space.
- Learn to sing?
- Learn a fun new song
- Improve your vocals?
- Meet new friends in a fun and supportive environment?
Or do you just love to sing anyway?
If this sounds like you, we have some good news. Our A Cappella singing workshops are back!
We are hosting a six week Singing Workshop, starting June 1st, 7pm to 8.30pm Thursday nights ending 6th July.
Join Nelson Bays Harmony learning the worldwide smash kiwi hit ‘Something in the Water’. Written by New Zealand’s own Brooke Fraser (Bernie’s daughter).
Training will be provided by experienced vocal coaches.
All levels of singing catered for, beginners welcome.
Workshop cost $60 including all music and learning resources to cover the six weeks programme.
Contact Carole on 027 436 0910 or email@example.com to register your interest – spaces are limited.
Venue: Club Waimea, Lower Queen Street Richmond (in the main hall, entry off foyer).
Auckland Here We Come!
We’re back in performance mode and practising hard for the 2023 Sweet Adelines Convention to be held in Auckland 11th-14th May. We are grateful to have received a grant from Pub Charity to help with our expenses. There’s increasing anticipation amongst us as we get nearer the date and refine our performance. Come and hear us at our Friends and Family Concert on Sunday April 30th at 3pm at Club Waimea, Richmond.
Music in the Glade – Jan 22, 2023
A stroll through native bush brings you to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary’s Beech Glade, a clearing floored in timber and edged with matching seating. As part of their summer season of music, Nelson Bays Harmony performed a 30-minute concert with a variety of our repertoire songs.
Call of the Ocean
The premiere of Call of the Ocean at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts in June 2021 marked the end of a nearly year-long journey of creative collaboration and music-making. As recipients of the 2020-2021 SOUNZ Community Commission, composer Jessie Leov and Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus joined forces to create an original a cappella piece for women’s voices.
You’ve done the home-schooling, Zoom, household chores, all that baking AND the essential work. Now it’s time to find a creative outlet just for YOU!