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 the old standards lend themselves to the particular genre of 4-part a cappella harmony – all that lovely stuff from the 20s through to the 60s sung by so many great vocalists. We perform a good selection from these years, including: Manhattan, Sway, South Rampart Street Parade (very exciting!) & from the ’70s, 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 Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know through to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah (though not all the verses …) 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; You don’t own me and Don’t know why, again arranged for us by Dr Liz Garnett
With all the songs in our current repertoire, plus several more from our in-house quartet ‘Free Range’, 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.