Wight Harmony is the Isle of Wight's premier male Barbershop Singing Chorus, consisting of approximately 40 men, all of whom, unsurprisingly, live on the beautiful Isle of Wight which is situated 2 miles of the south coast of Hampshire in the UK.
The chorus was formed in 1977, and is a member of BABS, the British Association of Barbershop Singers. The Barbershop singing style is characterised by four part close harmony (bass, baritone, lead, tenor) without backing or sheet music, and within this genre is a wide variety of music including ballads, songs from the musicals, pop songs of yesteryear, and comedy numbers.
Our aim is to entertain our audiences and we perform across the island at weddings, funerals, anniversaries, local festivals, charity concerts and other fund raising events, performing in various Island hotels, pubs, churches and church halls, theatres and concert halls, town streets and squares, and retail stores.
We also enter local and national competitions, including the annual BABS convention attended by most of the UKâ€™s Barbershop choruses, and we have won our singing category in the annual Isle of Wight Festival of Music, Dance and Drama for the last six years.
In 1978 the chorus adopted Haylands Farm, as its main fund raising beneficiary. This is a local Mencap site dedicated to the education, recreation and support of young persons with learning difficulties. To date we have raised over £35,000 for this essential local charity.
Wight Harmony are a friendly group, and we welcome anyone who would like to visit us either at one of our public concerts or at one of our rehearsal evenings. See our Contact page for details.
We also welcome new members of all singing capabilities, and for potential singers who would like to try Barbershop singing, Wight Harmony run an annual "Learn to Sing Acappella" course. See our LTSA page for details of our next course.