Ever wanted to try

barbershop harmony?

Love Christmas carols?

This is for you!! 

Learn five songs in five weeks, and perform them for your friends and family this Christmas. No pressure, no auditions, and it's free!

Where and when? 
Monday evenings, 14 November to 12 December 2022, 7:30pm to 8:45pm, at The Balmoral Bowling Club, 14 Mont Le Grand Road, Balmoral

Who is it for?
Anyone who loves to sing!  Whether you're an experienced choir member, or haven't sung for years, this experience is a gentle introduction to barbershop, and everyone is welcome.

Note: The City of Sails Barbershop Chorus is a men's a-cappella choir, so our arrangements tend to suit male voices. However, there are plenty of women's barbershop groups in Auckland for you to try:
What to expect
We'll help you to select one of the four barbershop voice parts (bass, baritone, lead, or tenor), as best suits your voice and experience.

Each session, we'll have a 15-minute vocal warmup, and then focus on 1-2 Christmas songs.  We'll run sectional rehearsals to help you learn the notes. You'll join with current members of the chorus, who will help and support you.

Then we'll come together and rehearse as a whole chorus, putting it all together.  Sheet music and some audio "learning tracks" will be provided, to help you learn your part.

Do I have to audition?
No, not for this Christmas programme! We want to encourage as many people as possible to give it a go.  If you love the experience and want to come back in 2023, we'll help you through our usual membership process.

Will I get to perform with the chorus?
Yes, on 12th December, you can invite your friends and family to come along and hear you sing with the chorus.

What if I can't make every session?
You're welcome to come along to as many sessions as you can make it to.
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