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It is with regret that Mersey Harmony have had to make the difficult decision to disband.
It has been a difficult year, and we are so pleased to have been able to continue with remote rehearsals throughout, but sadly, for a variety of reasons, we will not be returning to face-to-face rehearsals.
Every week, we perform a series of physical and vocal warm ups, before training our voices to perfect harmonies. We are supported by our M.D. and each other.
Each spring, we throw open the doors to run our annual Learn to Sing course. This year, we are offering a five-week course exploring the varied and beautiful vocals of Mamma Mia! To sign up, click here.
Throughout the year, we attend a variety of functions, local events and festivals, and even national competitions. It is always a lot of fun to perform together and showcase our ever-developing repertoire.
A Chorus of Friendship and Laughter
Mersey Harmony is a group of vibrant women who enjoy singing a cappella (in the barbershop style) every Monday night. Members receive ongoing vocal coaching and wonderful friendships.
Throughout the year, we have weekly rehearsals (every Monday night), devise and run events, and perform at weddings, festivals, and more. We have even been spotted on TV a few times!
Each week, we arrive with our own stories and leave with each other’s tales. We are supported, uplifted, and ready to get on with the week ahead.
In fact, we are in the minority; we look forward to Mondays!
It’s not always easy to start something new…
Everything we’ve ever done in our lives has had a first time.
It can be daunting, especially walking into a place you know is full of other people who already know each other. It’s even harder when you have to sing with these strangers; something that you’ve maybe only done in the privacy of your own home!
Have no fear. Once you have arranged to come to a rehearsal, you will be met in the reception area and shown around before being taken into the rehearsal room. You will be introduced to our Musical Director, Luke, who will ask about your past singing experience, if any, before deciding which singing part he would like you to try.
From that point on, you will be helped and supported by the members. There is no requirement to read music. Of course, if you’d prefer just to sit out and listen the first time, that’s fine too.
Our rehearsals are informal and fun and you can be assured of a warm welcome.
It’s simple, if you are interested in learning more, click “Visit Mersey Harmony” below to set a date. Worst case scenario, it’s not for you and you never have to see us again. Or, you find a chorus, a hobby, a group of future friends, and a way to stay healthy and happy!
What is Barbershop Singing
And what makes it different to other types of a cappella singing?
The Barbershop Craft is unique in many ways. Although it is perhaps most well known for the many quartets globally, Barbershop choruses are increasingly popular for their “oomph”.