Who we are

Wessex Harmony are a Poole-based female A Cappella/ Barbershop chorus. We are a fun, dynamic and team spirited group of ladies who come from all walks of life. We come together to sing and strive to achieve high standards. We perform whenever and wherever we get the chance and compete in National and local competitions. This takes us around the country at least once a year and sometimes abroad!

Sing with us

We’re always on the lookout for dedicated singers to join us on the risers. You don’t need any musical training. You don’t need to be able to read music. What we do ask of your is dedication and commitment – we meet once a week and we need everyone there for as many rehearsals as possible. We’re sure that once you join, you’ll be hooked.

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Visit us

We meet at the Ocean Academy in Poole on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

Ocean Academy, Constitution Hill Rd, Poole BH14 0PZ

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Our achievements

2018
Portsmouth Music Festival – Ruth Vellacott – 1 Highly Commended, 2 Distinctions, 2 Honours

2017
Portsmouth Music Festival – Ruth Vellacott – 2nd Female Barbershop Chorus, 2nd Songs from the Show Class
LABBS Convention Europeans, Bournemouth – 16th Place – Lucy Vandervelt – 66.5%

2016
LABBS Convention Europeans, Harrogate – 22nd Place – Cathy Ball – 64.3%

2015
Portsmouth Music Festival – Dyrck Lamble – 2 Honours
LABBS Convention Europeans, Bournemouth – 24th Place – Dyrck Lamble – 60.7%

2014
Portsmouth Music Festival – Dyrck Lamble – 2 Distinctions, 1 Honours
LABBS Convention Europeans, Harrogate – 19th Place – Dyrck Lamble – 59.6%

2012
Bournemouth Music Festival – Cathy Ball – Choir of the Year

We’re part of LABBS

LABBS (Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers) is one of three barbershop-singing organisations in the United Kingdom, and the only purely-British organisation for female barbershop singers. Our members love to sing and we take every opportunity to share our love of barbershop and our passion for harmony, wherever we can. Since its establishment in 1976, LABBS has grown to have 50 clubs and over 2000 members who are located up, down and across the country from Cornwall to Scotland. The choruses vary in size and are made up of women of all ages but at the heart is their shared love of singing, friendship and being part of a modern and dynamic association.

LABBS holds an annual convention in late autumn. This is an exciting weekend, packed with competitions for both choruses and quartets and shows with talented performances from the best of barbershop across the UK and barbershop organisations around the world.