There are so many great songs …
… and we’d love to sing ‘em all but have settled for quality and an eclectic mix instead! It’s always been recognised that songs filled with emotion and meaning are particularly suited to the genre of 4-part a cappella harmony – all that lovely stuff from the 1920’s through to the modern day sung by so many great vocalists. We perform a good selection from these years, including: Feeling Good, You Don’t Own Me, This Is Me (from The Greatest Showman) & from the 1970’s, a 10 part arrangement of the ELO’s Mr Blue Sky. We are privileged to have some brilliant arrangers in our Barbershop Societies today and thoroughly enjoy singing what they’ve accomplished with modern songs, including: Coldplay’s Fix You and Paloma Faith’s Make Your Own Kind Of Music through to Take That’s Shine and Billy Joel’s And So It Goes. We’ve even got a bit of Tchaikovsky in there with the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy!
We all love our two most current convention songs; It’s De-Lovely and City of Stars , from La La Land, again arranged for us by Dr Liz Garnett.
With all the songs in our current repertoire, plus several more from our in-house quartet ‘Specs Appeal’, and small group ‘RhythmMix’ you can be assured that we can put forward a varied and well balanced programme for you. And, in addition, there’s our Christmas programme of carols and seasonal songs – all the favourites for this special time of year.