Ocean Harmony is once again opening its doors to new members with a free six-week singing course.
And, if it is as successful as previous years, organisers expect to attract plenty of new a cappella singers to its weekly rehearsals.
Most of Ocean Harmony’s singers have been recruited through ‘Learn to Sing’ courses and gone on to make a major contribution to the chorus, which has shot up the British Association of Barbershop singers’ rankings in recent years.
The 50-strong choir was named the most improved barbershop chorus in the country in 2017 and jumped from 28th to 12th best nationally at the Bournemouth International Centre earlier this year.
Now the New Forest and Southampton based singers – who meet at Colbury once a week – want to add more voices to their high quality four-part harmony line-up and are on the look-out for men who have always wanted to try singing as well as those with experience.
Several singers on stage at Bournemouth had only become members of Ocean Harmony six months before the prestigious competition, through a similar set of free lessons, but were in fine voice during the choir’s performance.
The free ‘Learn to Sing’ course will be held at Ocean Harmony’s Colbury Memorial Hall base, near Totton every Wednesday from 7.15pm until 9pm and starts on October 16.
There is no cost, or obligation to continue after completion but course.
Leader, Dave Poucher, is confident of welcoming another group of people who will be singing in harmony by the time it ends.Find out More about the Free Learn to Sing Course
To join Learn to Sing call Ocean Harmony’s membership secretary Alan Clark on 01962 713463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.