Harmony Revival to First BarbershopperCompete at Convention in May
After several years’ absence Harmony Revival will compete at the British Association of Barbershop Singers’ (BABS) Convention in Harrogate on Saturday 28th May 2016. All supporters most welcome. See full details on the BABS website.
2015 Barbershopper of the Year Award
Graham Lake sings lead and is a member of our quartet, 4 Shades of Grey. Of several nominees Graham won the award which was presented at a rehearsal in February. Photo to follow.
First Barbershopper of the Year Award
Roger Wilkson our Public Relations Officer was named Barbershopper of the year and awarded the Stan and Mary Waters Trophy. The shield was presented by Club Chairman at our first rehearsal night of 2015.
Harmony Revival have been singing, entertaining, and raising money for charity since 1974. We specialise in four-part barbershop harmony sung in unaccompanied a cappella style, and our aims are simply to enjoy making music among ourselves and to share that enjoyment with our audiences. We are members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers.
The songs we perform are both traditional and modern, representing a wide variety of musical eras and styles, from beautiful ballads to rousing show tunes, with a touch of novelty and a lot of heart. Composers range from Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, with many great songs given special treatment by some of the best-known American barbershop arrangers.
There is comedy too at our concerts or singouts, with jokes from our compere and Master of Ceremonies Bill Hoose whose jokes are nearly as old as himself.