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Kenilworth barbershop chorus looking for harmonisers

Ian Hughes 7th Sep, 2017

A BARBERSHOP chorus is on the lookout for potential harmonisers living in the surrounding area.

Kenilworth-based Three Spires Harmony (TSH) will run a course this autumn to encourage men to take up four-part harmony singing.

The free six-week course comes at a time of increased interest in unaccompanied singing – partly fuelled by high-profile shows, such as the BBC’s ‘Pitch Battle’.

TSH chairman Stuart Thomas said: “Singing releases natural feel-good chemicals in our bodies and can boost general well-being – no wonder it’s in vogue.

“And the great news is just about everyone can sing and this course will help you discover your voice and gain confidence.

“Many of our members learn by listening to a recording of the song, so the ability to read music is really not essential.

“There is no obligation to join the chorus after the course, so if you like to sing, we’d love to see you.”

TSH comprises around 50 men, of diverse ages and backgrounds, all committed to improve their ability to sing and to entertain audiences at events, shows and festivals.

Chorus members are all registered with the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) which comprises over 2000 singers.

Jason Pole, who joined TSH after taking part in the course in 2013, said: “I can’t believe it took me so long to find barbershop. A cappella is totally addictive and the barbershop community is one big happy family.

“Since taking the course, my singing ability has increased beyond measure and I have met so many likeminded people.

“This course is an opportunity for anyone who finds themselves singing in the shower and humming along to the Hoover.”

The free course runs on Tuesday evenings, from October 10 to November 21, at Kenilworth Sports & Social Club in Upper Rosemary Hill.

Men interesting in registering should phone Jack on 07887 731837 or email jack.tuckley@gmail.com. Visit threespiresharmony.co.uk or check out @3spiresharmony on Facebook or Twitter for more information on THS.

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