Tony and Sue Roberts say goodbye to City of Sails tonight after 38 years with the chorus (well, not quite - Tony is travelling to Sydney this week with the rest of us to compete in the Pan Pacific Competitions). They are moving to the sunny east coast. The chorus will miss his gravel voice,...more
Congratulations to the quartet QED (Sam Turner, Richard Lewis, Andrew Cox, Bryce Turner) who scored 398/600 (66.3%) to become the Peter Gasston Competition winners for 2017. Second place went to Vocal Addiction (Richard Lewis - hang on - wasn't he in the other quartet?),...more
We kicked off the 2016 carols season this weekend with three singouts at Westfield shopping malls across the city. Lots more to to come - ten in total - catch us at Newmarket, West city (Henderson), Albany and St Lukes. The upcoming dates are shown on the...more
The 2016 competitions were held at Blenheim for the first time in NZ barbershop competition history. We came in third - our first gong in a few years - beaten by Mighty River Harmony by less than a percent!
Blenheim was good to us, fine weather (mostly), warm temperatures (mostly),...more
We had three valuable coaching sessions with Kim Vaughn in July. She is one of only eight women to have won an international gold medal both as a chorus director and a quartet singer.
The Rising Star contest is the Sweet Adelines equivalent of the Young Men in Harmony contest. For the first time, the International Rising Star contest was held outside the US, here in NZ. "The Ladies" fromTexas took the gold, and "Timbre" from Sweden won silver.... more
Wellington's Vocal FX chorus set the bar again with an international competition performance that earned them 6th place, and was probably one of the most innovative competition performances ever seen on the international stage (it included a haka - see it...more
New name, new logo, new domain name ... Welcome to the future! The New Zealand Association of Barbershop Singers is now Barbershop Harmony New Zealand!
In 2014 at the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Convention in Las Vegas the Musical Island Boys became World Champions, having beaten a field of over 50 of the best quartets in the World.