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Although NZ has retired the Covid-19 Protection Framework (the "Traffic Light" system), the City of Sails Chorus still practices and encourages Covid-safe practices at its rehearsals.

While we are able to hold physical rehearsals with no restrictions on numbers, we require that all participants (members and visitors): 

  • not attend if they are showing any flu-like symptoms.
  • wear a mask.
  • maintain 1-metre social distance

The public are welcome at our rehearsals.  Please email us if you wish to attend.

 
  Updated 4th October 2022  

 
 If 2020 was a year of surprises, 2021 was even more so! 

After celebrating our 40th birthday year (2019) with a win at the national competitions we were looking forward to hosting an Auckland Pan-Pacific in 2020. 

As the NZ champion chorus in 2019, we would stand down from competition for the following year - which suited us, as we had a big convention to organise.

Covid had other ideas.

 We moved to Zoom rehearsals but did manage to sing at a few rest homes (one gig was canceled twice because of lockdowns, but we got there in the end on our third attempt!).

We finished 2020 with our usual carols at Auckland Hospital, and a punishing (but enjoyable) set of 15 2-hour carols sessions at West City Mall in Henderson, where we set a world record (not yet ratified) for the number of performances of "Joy to the World" in one day.

2021 saw a multitude of cancellations or postponements - numerous sing outs at rest homes, along with key events in the barbershop calendar such as the National Convention, Harmony Education Aotearoa, carols in the malls, carols at Auckland Hospital, and VoCo all fell victim to the pandemic.
 
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Who ARE THE City of Sails Barbershop Chorus?

 

We are a bunch of guys who love getting together to sing!

The City of Sails Barbershop Chorus is an all-male a cappella vocal ensemble who sing in the barbershop style.

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We welcome visitors!

 

All our rehearsals are open to the public and to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit?

We rehearse every Monday evening gat 7pm, at the Balmoral Bowling Club, 14 Mont Le Grand Road, Mount Eden.  Rehearsals were suspended for the covid-19 lockdown, but are starting again from 15th June 2020 with the move to Level 1.

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Upcoming Events

 
  • Commercial Bay - Session 1

    Sat, 3 Dec 2022
    Come and hear us sing your Christmas favourites at Commercial Bay mall this December! more
  • Carols - West City

    Fri, 9 Dec 2022
    Come and hear us sing some Christmas favourites at West City Mall in Henderson! more
  • Commercial Bay - Session 2

    Sat, 10 Dec 2022
    Come and hear us sing your Christmas favourites at Commercial Bay mall this December! more
  • Queen Street Christmas Session 2

    Sat, 10 Dec 2022
    Come and see us perform for the crowd on Queen Street. We'll be performing a mix of Christmas songs and upbeat repertoire numbers, and it's free for everyone!  more

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