Ocean Harmony, Southamptons own four part barbershop harmony chorus has just completed a very successful six week Learn To Sing course for 20 enthusiastic students who had either not sung before or had not sung for a while, but were keen to learn the skills and techniques of four part harmony. The course was directed by Dave Poucher, an experienced barbershop singer and assisted by other members of the Ocean Harmony chorus.
Over the six weeks, the practical teaching methods of the course enabled the twenty students to discover their voice as a Lead, Tenor, Baritone or Bass and to confidently sing together in four part harmony in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere created by Dave and his team.
Our picture shows the students receiving their certificates from Dave Poucher and Ocean Harmony chairman John Yapp on Wednesday 23 rd November, the final evening of the course. The students then entertained an invited audience of family and friends at a very enjoyable concert in the Colbury Hall, Ashurst, singing the repertoire of songs learned during the six week course.
In 2017, the successful students will be invited to graduate to the full Ocean Harmony chorus and to become involved in singing at the many charity fund-raising and corporate events regularly undertaken by the chorus.