June 2020 : We’re back! As long as we are at any level of the current pandemic we will continue to follow government guidelines and the NZ Choral Federation advice found here.
March 2020: Nelson Bays Harmony rehearsals and performances have been postponed until further notice. Meanwhile our members are singing at home, and each week we meet together virtually using Zoom and Facebook Live. If you need some singing in your life and to connect with a community please do feel free to Contact Jenny Edwards for […]
The streets are alive with the sound of singing. Singing is what Nelson Bays Harmony love to do and this Saturday 14 July, to celebrate Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, they will be taking to the streets to share the love. Not just any singing but a cappella barbershop harmony singing. They are encouraging woman who […]
Members of Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus were thrilled to deliver a cheque for $2800 to Nelson Tasman Hospice this week. The funds were raised from a concert at the All Saints Church auditorium on May 19. About 250 people packed the church and enjoyed performances by Nelson Bays Harmony, singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney, Uklectics accoustic duo […]
College and intermediate students throughout the Nelson region recently had the opportunity to hear one of NZs top women’s barbershop quartets. ZEAL quartet is based in Auckland and the members are aged 21 and under. They competed for the first time and came third in this year’s Sweet Adelines national competition. Earlier this month the […]
If you love a little sing-along in the shower, but the thought of singing on your own in public is mortifying, fear not, there is help at hand. Source: Time to give your dreams a voice | Stuff.co.nz
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 […]
Nelson Bays Harmony chorus members returned home elated this week after receiving the Audience Choice Award for their performance at the Sweet Adelines singing competition in Auckland. The event involved several hundred women from around NZ, singing in quartets and choruses and being judged by an international panel of women trained and qualified to adjudicate […]
(Article by Katherine Wilkin-Slaney, Nelson, NZ) Nelson Bays Harmony is searching for women singers in the Nelson area. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to attend the chorus’ weekly rehearsal at 7pm on Thursday October 17th at the Club Waimea hall. In particular, we would like to encourage bass singers to come […]
Nelson Bays Harmony chorus once again impressed audiences at Nelson’s Theatre Royal, during two “Last Night of the Proms” concerts hosted by Nelson City Brass over the weekend. Always ready to get into the spirit of the event, chorus members waved flags and tooted along with the band and the enthusiastic audience during the rousing […]
Choir members do more than sing in harmony – they synchronise their heartbeats, a study has shown. Their pulses rise and fall in unison, depending on the nature of the work they are performing. Scientists in Sweden brought together 15 teenage choristers from a high school in Gothenburg and asked them to perform three different […]
Twenty years ago an advert appeared in the Nelson Evening Mail inviting women who enjoy singing in harmony to come to a meeting on Sunday, March 14. About 30 women turned up and were entertained by the “Sounds of Picton” Sweet Adelines chorus (now disbanded) who then broke into sections with each woman attending the […]
Nelson singers tune up for Colorado contest | Stuff.co.nz.
Nelson Bays Harmony is offering local women a chance to throw off the winter blues and let their talents emerge, during a singing workshop to be held over four Thursday evenings, 7-9pm at Club Waimea in Queen St, Richmond. The workshop will start on Thursday 6th September and will cover basic singing skills as well […]