We sing “a cappella” four part close harmony songs scored for tenor, lead, baritone and bass, a wide range of popular British and American music, some old, some new (i.e. compositions by Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles, Elton John, John Denver, Elvis Presley).
Every year the chorus attends the British Association of Barbershop Singers Convention which is held at various locations around the country. In 2016 the convention was held in Harrogate in the International Centre. In 2017 we will join 59 other choruses from around the country at the International Centre Bournemouth. The event will take place between the 24th and 29th May.
We sing in concert, mostly in Norfolk and Suffolk, in churches, W.I. branches, private celebrations, church concerts, music festivals, charity fund raising events etc. The chorus will travel to most locations throughout East Anglia, it pays to check if we can by making contact through the ‘Contact Us’ page and someone will get back to you to discuss your proposal.
The club is always pleased to welcome visitors to our Wednesday evening rehearsals either with a view to joining us or just to listen but please use the “CONTACT US” button on the web site to let us know if you wish to come along.
Our chorus now is growing and recent free Learn to Sing Courses have been very successful in swelling our numbers. One of our new members recently said “I have never sung, played an instrument before nor can I read music but had always enjoyed listening to others. My singing experience was once a year at a Christmas carol concert! The course was excellent, it introduced me to a new circle of friends with a shared interest ,it was relaxed and everyone was made to feel at home, straight away I was hooked, I was surprised how good it makes you feel. I would recommend an LTS course to anyone especially as it was free, and I’ve now joined the chorus!”
We meet every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm at Lionwood School, Telegraph Lane East, Norwich, NR1 4AN.
The more formal name of the chorus is “Norwich Barbershop Harmony Club” but we are more often known as “Fine City Chorus”.
Please get in touch if you are interested.