|I have just come across this initiative by Gareth Malone of BBC fame.|
if you click on the link above it will take you to a registration site where you can join in his Sing at home sessions. That is all I know. Apparently someone saw him on tv this morning talking about it. I presume it is free.
there is also another group called the sofa singers.
link is https:// www.thesofasingers.net
they are next "meeting" at 7.30 on Friday evening. You will need to download zoom to join in.
I am not taking commission from any of these sites. But will see if I can log in and then report back on my experience.
ps our old friend Seb is running his choir online but is also offering free lessons in using Sibelius which helps you arrange and compose music. The link can be found on our Facebook page if you are interested.
|For more information, see:||decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/|
|There are no rehearsals at the moment following the Government's advice regarding the spread of the virus. I think that just about every other chorus/choir in the UK has followed suit. For us it is a hobby, but for all the professional musicians it is a nightmare and we hope that the musical world will recover once the virus has passed.|
For those of you going to Convention, BABS has not yet decided whether this will take place. They have daily bulletins on their website but I am sure all members will get an email if they have to cancel/postpone Convention.
Several choruses are holding "virtual rehearsals" and this is something that we might investigate in the future. In the meantime we all have access to our teachtracks and music, so maybe it is time to learn the words to that song that you were never really 100% sure of!!!!!
Look after yourselves and stay safe.
The chorus are delighted to announce the appointment of Shanna Wells as our new chorus director. As i am sure many of you will know Shanna is the Marketing and Communications Director of BABS and of course the chorus director of 5Ways.
Shanna will continue with 5Ways as well as taking us under her wing!
Shanna will officially start her role at the beginning of May but has pencilled in a couple of visits in March and April, to see what we are up to. If you are thinking about joining a chorus or coming back to a chorus ....this would be a good time to come along and see what we are all about!
We are all very excited to be working with Shanna and are keen to see where we can get to under her leadership, as she builds on the good work started by April at the last Convention and more recently by Paul.
|We have been invited to sing at a Christmas Fair being held at Pattison's Academy. We have the 8pm slot so you can do some early Chritmas shopping and hear us sing at the same time!|
What more could you want? (You don't need to answer that question.)
|Barbershop in Boots?|
Well not quite. Puss in Boots is the panto at the Belgrade this year, and we are entertaining the audience before they go into see the actual show.
"Oh no you're not!"
"Oh yes we are!"
Sorry about that, I was just getting into the spirit of the event. If you happen to be at the theatre on that evening have a listen out for our selection of carols and Christmas songs sung in the barbershop style from 6.30 pm onwards. we will then adjourn to the pizza restaurant opposite for our well deserved Christmas meal.
|THE BUSKERS ARE BACK!|
By popular demand we wooed and wowed the residents of Warwick and district with our own interpretations of festive Christmas songs and carols.
At long last, after a two year absence, Three Spires Harmony made it onto the Bournemouth stage. For a lot of the chorus it was their first time competing, so with a mark of 61.1% and a qualification for Division Two of the Barbershop Choruses we were very pleased with ourselves!
A lot of credit must go to our new Directors Lucy and April, and for April this was her first time directing a chorus in competition. If she had any nerves she hid them very well and we all had every confidence in her. Roll on Harrogate 2020!
|This coming Saturday friends and family will have the opportunity to see us in performance mode as we run through our two Convention songs. Following our morning rehearsal we should hopefully be finely "tuned"!|
We will also be performing several other songs from our repertoire. This is a full dress rehearsal so if you haven't seen our new outfit this is another reason to come along to the Leofric Suite at Willenhall Social Club, Robin Hood Rd, CV3 3BB.
INSPIRED HARMONY SHOWThis will take place at our normal rehearsal venue in the Leofric Suite at The Willenhall Social Club, Robin Hood Road, Coventry, CV3 3BB.
The show will be headlined by the Grand Central Chorus and featuring ourselves, The Belles of Three Spires and The Electic Quartet as special guests.
Tickets are on sale on the door or in advance from www.grandcentralchorus.com priced at only £10 for adults and £6 for U18s.
This promises to be a great show and we look forward to seeing you!
This coming Saturday 8th December we can be found entertaining shoppers in the vicinity of the Herbert Art Gallery with a variety of Christmas songs arranged in the barbershop style. We have two slots , one in the morning and one at lunchtime.
|On Monday 19th November Three Spires Harmony will be singing at Coventry University from 10am until midday. This is an invitation from the Head of the Mental Health Department at the University who would like us to perform a barbershop programme for the students. The event is to mark International Men's Day and the aim is to encourage students to take up singing as one way of combating stress and depression.|
|Our Christmas A Capella learn to sing course is now underway.|
This is a 5 week course covering all the basics needed to help you improve your singing and also introduce you to the voice parts and harmonies that makes barbershop so special.
If you missed the first session, there is still time to catch up, so come and join us, as the course runs until the 4th December.
|SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH|
Three Spires provided the entertainment at this event organised by Coventry Round Table. The aim of the event was to raise money for Emmaus who provide a home and meaningful work to 18 formerly homeless adults in the local area.
Our chorus provided the entertainment for those planning to sleep out overnight (on waht turned out to be one of the coldest October nights for several years!) They were also treated to two comic songs from our very own Bob Hodgkiss.
|On Saturday 13th October 2018 Three Spires Harmony hosted the latest Regional singing day. 135 barbershop singers from 14 different clubs attended the day, which was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all the participants.|
The day was brilliantly lead by Zac Booles and the Locksmiths, who also performed several of their songs in the bar at the afterglow.