Traditionally a men’s art form, barbershop singing is now an addictive hobby for approximately 30,000 Sweet Adelines across the globe, including 700 women in NZ.
Nelson has a chorus of around 40 singers who share the Sweet Adelines passion for singing, and teaching others to sing, unaccompanied 4-part harmony in the barbershop style. Barbershop music is made up of particular chords which, when sung correctly, create overtones that are a buzz for singer and audience alike.
On Saturday 2 August Nelson Bays Harmony will share their expertise with other Nelson singers by offering a Singing Workshop, to be held in the Nelson Musical Theatre rooms next to Founders Park.
This workshop is for women of all ages and will cover basic singing skills such as posture, breathing and resonation, as well as introducing the techniques of barbershop harmony singing. Members of Nelson Bays Harmony will sing alongside workshop attendees, so they can experience the buzz of singing this type of unaccompanied vocal harmony.
Early registration is $35 (students $20), visit www.nelsonharmony.org.nz for details.