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 […]
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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 […]
Members of Nelson Bays Harmony have had a busy few weeks preparing their repertoire of barbershop music for an hour long concert, performed last week for residents of Oakwoods Retirement Village on Friday night and at Ernest Rutherford on Tuesday night. The chorus performs at both these venues once or twice each year, and in […]
The STAR Chorus comprises non competing Sweet Adelines from all around New Zealand. Members practise before each convention from recordings and sheet music and after 3 or 4 hours of intense coaching during convention, perform on stage. This year 8 members of Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus sang two songs, Jada and the New Zealand Song. We […]
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 […]