Friday 16th March, 7.30pm. Richmond Town Hall
Hosted by Nelson Bays Harmony this promises to be a fabulous evening of harmony and humour. Richmond Town hall has been chosen as the venue to give residents of the Richmond area some top class entertainment, a lovely relaxing evening out, and a delightful supper to share with friends. Included in the line up are local women’s and men’s barbershop choruses and quartets, and special guests from Wellington, Even Time.
Read all about Nelson Bays Harmony chorus on this website and click on the youtube link on the homepage to see them in action.
Even Time quartet – Wellington
Henrietta, Liz, Frances and Claire have been singing together since 2003. That year they came 10th out of 22 quartets in the national Sweet Adelines competition. In 2005 they achieved their goal of winning the competition. Even Time has represented NZ several times on the international stage and in 2010 they were crowned NZ’s top quartet for the fifth time, cementing their place as our premier women’s barbershop quartet.
These are four very talented and busy young women! Henrietta works for a health agency and is also co-director of the Wellington City Chorus. Liz is an environmental planner and mum to her two young children. Frances is a family lawyer for a Wellington law firm and also looks after her two children and Claire is presently a full-time mum to her two children.
Even Time regularly perform at functions in and around Wellington and have appeared on national radio and TV. They sing a wide variety of music, focusing on upbeat songs and well-known ballads.
Men In Accord
Formerly known as “Bays Barbershop Chorus”, their new name tells the audience that they are a tight knit group of guys, who can sing tight harmonies, in any style. Formed 15 years ago, the chorus has sung to many different audiences in and around Nelson, and competed at several Barbershop Conventions around New Zealand. They meet at Club Waimea every Tuesday at 7pm to practise the craft of barbershop singing, and to have fun!
Based around the Moutere area of Tasman, Sound Waves call themselves a quartet because they sing in four parts but their numbers vary between four and nine depending on who’s available. As a group of older women, they are enjoying all that life has to offer including travel, extended families and of course singing. They formed in 2010 and are mostly members of Nelson Bays Harmony, with one out-of-town member Gabrielle who has recently relocated to South Canterbury, and two newer members, Colleen and Jan, who sing with Stellar A Cappella. Their repertoire is varied and chosen with the audience in mind, including several well known songs in te reo.
Pictured left to right – Maggie, Lynne, Ruth, Lois, Gabrielle, Hilary (absent – Colleen, Jan and Alison)
Offbeat have been together since late 2010. Ann, Gabrielle, Sarah and Kathy are great friends and always have plenty of laughs when they get together to rehearse. The quartet loves to sing 4 part a cappella harmony and particularly songs with a good swing beat to them. They competed at the national barbershop competiton for the first time together in 2011, in Wellington, and were placed 11th. They aim to do even better this year in Christchurch, but above all to enjoy themselves in the process! They have a variety of talents as well as singing: can you guess who can play the castanets; who loves to ride her motorbike; who has a talent for painting and who loves to sail?