Chorus rehearsals are now being

held under 

COVID-19 Protection Framework




Under Covid-19 Protection Framework ORANGE we are able to hold physical rehearsals with no restrictions on numbers.  However, we require that all participants (members and visitors) must:
  • wear a mask.
  • scan in with the Covid Tracer App or manually record their details.
  • be fully vaccinated and present their vaccine passport when required.
  • maintain 1-metre social distance
Please email us if you wish to attend a rehearsal.
  Updated 16th January 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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Upcoming Events

  • Very Vintage Day Out - Kumeu

    Sat, 12 Feb 2022
    We will be performing as part of The Very Vintage Day Out at the Kumeu Showgrounds. Tickets available at more
  • VoCo 2022

    Sat, 26 Feb 2022
    City of Sails Chorus is returning to the VoCo event for the fifth time! VoCo, or Voice Community, brings together some great community choirs, and is always a memorable event. ... more

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