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.
If you’d like to join us, please come along to a rehearsal, watch and listen. You will be given a warm welcome. You may join in or just watch which ever you feel most comfortable. At the end of the evening if you are still interested we will explain the audition process. You will be guided through and it is not as scary as it sounds. That’s it! This is the first step to singing with an amazing group of ladies and having a great time.
There are four voice parts to our genre of singing, and the music team will decide which one is appropriate for you. We need all ranges of voices from low to high.
Lead: Lead is the melody and is typically sung in the range between G below middle C, and E above C above middle C.
Tenor: Tenor is a harmony part sung consistently above the lead. Although tenor is the highest voice in barbershop harmony, it should not be confused with soprano of conventional singing groups. The tenor should have a light, sweet, pure tone that will compliment but not overpower the lead voice. The typical range is middle C to top G/A.
Baritone: Baritone covers approximately the same range as lead. The baritone harmony notes cross the lead notes; sometimes sung below and sometimes above. Baritones must constantly adjust their balance to accommodate their position in the chord. The typical range is F below middle C to C above middle C.
Bass: Bass singers should have a rich, mellow voice and the typical range is C below middle C to G above middle C. Basses should not be confused with the alto of conventional groups. Many altos can sing the bass part, but others are much better suited to lead or baritone, depending on range and vocal quality.