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.

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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Recent Events

  • Andrew's comissioning

    Sun, 17 Feb 2019
  • BHNZ National Convention

    Fri, 21 Sep 2018 to Sun, 23 Sep 2018
    City of Sails came in second in the recent BHNZ competitions held in Tauranga, and we also picked up the award for the most improved chorus. more
  • Orewa Show

    Sun, 20 May 2018
    The City of Sails Chorus put on another sold out show at Centre Stage Theatre in Orewa. more

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