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About Ocean Harmony

Ocean Harmony was formed  in October 2003 and has grown from the five people who attended the first meeting, to 30+ singers at present.

We  rehearse every Wednesday at Colbury Memorial Hall near Ashurst, Southampton under the direction of John Masters and are always looking to improve the way we sing and perform.

We are always looking for new recruits to grow our chorus: experienced singers and musicians, and enthusiastic beginners - everyone is welcome.

John Masters - Ocean Harmony Chorus Director

Our Music Director

John Masters took on the role as Music Director in November 2019. John had joined the chorus following a learn to sing course in 2016 and went on to become Baritone Section Leader. Singing has always been a part of John’s musical expression from childhood until university, developing both singing and musical leadership skills along the way.
"Barbershop was a new and exciting challenge, where I found I was able to express my musical ideas and talents with others."

Our Chair

David Wilson, our chair, is an established barbershopper with experience of singing with other choruses.
"Ocean Harmony is about the joy and pleasure of singing together and the rewards that follow when you aspire to do well. My aim is to raise the profile of the chorus, to be more inclusive and to welcome more new singers."
Ocean Harmony Chair David Wilson

What We Do

Look Great

Our four-part harmonies really do sound as good as we look!

Win Trophies

Our chorus competes in several friendly competitions throughout the year - as well as entertaining the public.
Fareham 2019 Barbershop Class Winners
Ocean Harmony singing in the rain

Sing to the public … come rain

It takes more than a downpour to put off our committed singers.

Sing to the public … come shine

Ocean Harmony singers are happy to help brighten all community events.

Celebrate improvement

Ocean Harmony picked up the ‘Most Improved Chorus’ award at a national competition on stage at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Success at BABS Convention

A great performance of Mary Poppins songs gave Ocean Harmony a top 12 finish in the British Association of Barbershop Singers in 2019

Survive the pandemic

Even the Covid 19 pandemic couldn't stop Ocean Harmony members meeting up for a sing … here’s a short clip of ‘Irish Blessing’

Quartets and small group singing

We love to sing in small groups and Quartets to improve our barbershop singing and because it is just such good fun. Some of our members have formed their own quartets to practice and perform regularly together.

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