Another convention has come and gone – hugely rewarding fun despite the fact that we weren’t competing this year. Possibly it was even better for that reason. Off Beat quartet competed and although not highly placed, were fabulous. Once again, they were the best dressed – very stylish in a little pink and grey ‘ensemble’. […]
Harmony and Hotcakes. Richmond Town Hall. Reviewed by Janet Whittington. Nelson Mail 17 March 2012 Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus hosted the evening at the Richmond Town Hall last night because the building’s acoustics suit barbershop vocals. The event featured about 50 singers in five Barbershop groups. The Sweet Adeline’s group that is Nelson Bays Harmony […]
In deciding to write a feature article about Nelson Bays Harmony chorus and their focus on vocal education, Nelson mail reporter Naomi Arnold got more than she bargained for… “I was expecting to listen to the singing – not join in. Still, the Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus is looking for new blood, so I suppose […]
Female singers in the Nelson area who are looking to improve their vocal skills have a great opportunity coming up. Nelson Bays Harmony is holding a singing workshop starting 23 Feb and running over four Thursday evenings. The workshop will be held at Club Waimea in Richmond from, 7-9pm, and will include vocal development and […]
Sweet Adelines International’s January 2012 Global Open House: Step on Our Risers and Sing!
Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus member Lois Brookes recently returned from competing with the Christchurch City Chorus at the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Houston, Texas. Here are some highlights from her trip In the last 10 days before departing from NZ, we had 37 hours of tuition including two concerts! We had two costumes, […]
Not only are we a great rugby nation but we are also good at singing. Recently NZ’s top men’s barbershop chorus, Musical Island Boys, won the international men’s barbershop competition. And now teenage barbershop quartet The Fource have won the women’s international Rising Star barbershop competiton (for under 25s). See the full article published in […]
Nelson Bays Harmony and 3 other a cappella harmony groups will feature in 2 cabaret-style concerts coming up at Club Waimea next Saturday 29th October 7.30pm, and Sunday 30th 2pm. Hosted by the local men’s barbershop chorus, now known as Men In Accord, the concerts bring together the men’s and women’s barbershop groups, Stellar a […]
These barbershop vocal tips have been created from the collective wisdom of various internationally and nationally recognised vocal coaches who have visited Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus and shared their knowledge. Those singers who are not barbershop singers will be surprised at how many similarities there are between barbershop and traditional choral music. Please feel free […]
Our long anticipated and much rehearsed Phantom of the Opera package finally made its debut on 10 and 11th September 2011 at the Nelson School of Music. Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus was invited to feature during the Nelson City Brass annual “Last Night of the Proms” concert. Traditionally a series of concerts in London, in Nelson there are just two concerts […]
Our new Phantom programme is taking shape and sounding wonderful. On 13th August choreographers Kathy Jameison and Marion Price spent most of the day workshopping their design and were well pleased with the results. The chorus shares their enthusiasm. We now have an evocative and dramatic ‘showmanship’ package which we believe will be amongst our […]
Three Nelson Bays Harmony singers recently attended a weekend He Tangata workshop in Wellington. He Tangata is the national women’s barbershop singing show chorus. Meeting four times each year at various locations throughout the country, He Tangata membership is open to all Sweet Adelines New Zealand members including ‘Chapter at Large’ members of who are not […]
Apart from polishing our repertoire and performing at various private functions over the past 3 months, members of Nelson Bays Harmony have been busy learning a package of songs from the Phantom of The Opera. What fun! It is always such a buzz when a new song takes shape. Some of the Phantom songs are […]
What a weekend! Quoting Janet, our director, who says “Nelson Bays Harmony is a fantastic chorus – we did what we were supposed to do, followed the plan, took responsibility and looked as if we were enjoying the experience. Wear your medal whenever you are with Sweet Adelines (or even on other occasions): you have […]
Offbeat’s last chance for last minute changes at the Family and Friends Concert on 26th April. Gorgeous costumes by Gabrielle (who else?). The chorus’s last chance at nailing those elusive moves. It’s amazing how an audience focusses the mind. Four days to go! Costumes once again by Gabrielle.