Solent City Chorus, Sing in Portsmouth - AboutUs

About the Chorus

Solent City Chorus is the performing element of the Portsmouth and District Barbershop Harmony Club which was formed in the mid 1970s. The Club is a member of the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) and specialises in a form of a cappella four-part harmony for men known as Barbershop Harmony. This classification derives from the musical style, the chord structures and voice-parts. We do, however, complement our repertoire with a variety of other unaccompanied singing styles and popular songs. The Portsmouth Club supports male quartet singing and has featured several medal-winning quartets over the years. We have access to national singing coaches and trainers and build their expertise into our annual programme with special training evenings.
Whatever your aspirations from learning to sing in a chorus or quartet to taking part in the annual British convention / competition, our style of singing offers all the ingredients for a lifetime's singing experience and a weekly opportunity to be in good company with other singers.
Solent City Chorus meets every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm at Christ Church Hall, London Road, Widley, near Portsmouth (for more deails on location see our Join in page

We shall be pleased to welcome you for an evening or for a lifetime! There are no age limits at either end and particular care and effort is given to helping new members fit in and get acquainted with the style and with our members. You are more than welcome to come along and join in and we invite you to send us a note from the Get in touch page of this website.
Be our guest; we look forward to hearing from you!

You may also be interested in our glossary of barbershop terms.

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The British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) is affiliated to the USA/Canada organisation, the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).

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And barbershop harmony singing is not just for the fellows! In the UK the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) has nearly 50 registered clubs and the Sweet Adelines' Quartet of Nations (Great Britain and Netherlands) has over 30 choruses.

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