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Why not join Harmony InSpires?

We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7.30–10.00pm, at Appleton Village Hall

If you are interested in joining us, we would like to invite you to attend one of our rehearsals. You can watch and listen and if you’re hooked by the end of the evening, you can begin our audition process by having a voice test to see which part would be most suitable for your voice. We do ask that you please contact us first so that we know you are coming and can arrange for someone to greet you when you arrive. 

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Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins. It is a wonderful way of casting off the cares of the day and making new friends. Do you enjoy singing, want to make new friends, want to have a new challenge?

We sing in four parts:

...and of course our style is a cappella - we use a pitch pipe to get our start note, but after that we are on our own!

You do not have to read music to join Harmony InSpires. We do use written music but we also provide you with audio teach tracks as an aid to learning new songs. We do ask that you can commit to learning songs in your own time and attend the weekly rehearsals on a Wednesday evening and the occasional weekend throughout the year.

We have many opportunities to sing out to audiences as well as receiving vocal and presentation coaching from the best people in the field. You will be surprised how much your singing improves in resonance and control and how much your confidence grows! And all this for £15 a month!

Find out more about the different voice parts:

  • 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 complement 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