MembershipMen in Harmony is always looking to recruit new members who can sing in tune and learn our repertoire to performance standard.
The ability to read music is not essential. Many Barbershop singers do not read music. We provide audio learning tracks, music and excellent tuition to guide your progress. Experienced singers and those able to read music contribute their voices and performance talent. Singing together with others is fun and invigorating as we combine to create the wonderful soaring sounds of barbershop close harmony.
Your first step is to start attending weekly rehearsals so you meet us and experience what we do and see if what we enjoy is for you! Our chorus values its members and you have the opportunity to join a great team who enjoy cameraderie, fun and the joy of accomplished singing and performing.
Our Music Director will meet with you for a chat and will ask you to do a short, simple voice placement exercise.
After this we need to evaluate if you are able to learn a song, and then perform it without the aid of sheet music, to a good standard in a set amount of time. For this part of the audition you will be asked to learn one of our repertoire songs over up to six weeks and then perform it as part of a quartet before the Music Director. To help you prepare you will be assisted by experienced singers who will sing the audition song with you to assist your audition preparation.
After successful audition, you may choose to apply for membership to the Chorus. Membership is subject to Management Committee approval and is granted after payment of fees payable quarterly in advance.
Your questions will be welcome, feel free to get in touch. Contact Ron Shaw: 0434 906 738.