2017 - a busy time!
Yes, 2017 is proving to be a very busy time in Wight Harmony!
Following our A Cappella Showcase at Trinity Theatre in Cowes, we performed at the Bournemouth International Centre on the South Coast for the British Association of Barbershop Singers [BABS], along with 36 other males choruses in a competition. Wight Harmony raised their previous percentage score by 5%, a great achievement by the Island boys!
Since then we have had the honour of singing at several weddings and other occasions around the island. Here's a recent testimonial from a happy couple:
Jake and I just wanted to get in touch to thank you all so much for the wonderful performance you put on at our wedding at Osborne House. It was wonderful to walk into the gardens when we arrived to have you all there singing to greet us. We both agree that one of our most favourite memories of the day is when you sang Can You Feel The Love Tonight just for us. So many of our friends and family have told us how much they enjoyed the performance, it really made for a special day. We have a video of you all singing which we would be happy to send over if you wish, we haven't got the wedding photos yet but when we do we will be sure to send some copies to you.
We're currently planning a Learn To Sing Harmony Course, which is open to all male singers who'd like to try our a cappella style of singing for themselves. The course starts on Thursday 14th September, running each Thursday for 6 weeks. The venue is at Wootton Methodist Church, Station Road, Wootton, PO33 4RE. It's free too! Look out for details soon or contact us now.
We're also planning Wight Harmony's 40th Anniversary Celebration Show for Friday 20th October, at Medina Theatre.
Busy year! And that doesn't include all the new songs we're learning!
Welcome to the website of Wight Harmony, the Isle of Wight's premier Barbershop singing chorus. Here you'll find all you need to know about us, that is, how we enjoy our great hobby of acappella singing in the barbershop style, how you can join us and how you can book us for your special occasion.
I am Dave Bryant, the M.D. [Musical Director] of Wight Harmony. We have around 40 very friendly singers who meet every Thursday at Wootton for a weekly rehearsal and attend many sing-outs and competitions. We always welcome new singers too through "Learn-To-Sing" courses and by simply looking in throughout the year.
We also have our exceptionally talented quartet, Quaynote, who complement the main chorus’ repertoire at performances, and also compete in national quartet competitions, their latest success being at the 2015 Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival where they won the Barbershop Small group [8 or under] Class. They are also available to sing at weddings and similar celebrations etc. – see www.quaynotequartet.co.uk for details.
We also extend a very warm welcome to those Barbershoppers visiting the Island and who would like to meet us. Singing is great fun! Singing acappella is so very satisfying. They say it's the harmonies!
Come and try it out!
So if you are interested in joining, booking or visiting us, or simply browsing, welcome to Wight Harmony!