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Cambridge Harmony Chorus is a fun, friendly, female acapella group who sing in a 'barbershop' style. They sing a range of music spanning 50s/60s classics, folk, pop and more.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- it’s a great way to meet new people and socialise while working towards a common goal;
- it can help to boost confidence levels and provide a sense of community;
- singing is proven to boost mood and reduce stress, as well as improving memory function.
“Monday evening is a highlight of my week. We work hard to master the songs and synchronise our different parts, but there’s also lots of laughter and socialising. However tired or out of sorts I may feel when I arrive, I always go home on a high.”
How to contact
Where to go
Christ The Redeemer Church
Cambridge CB5 8RS
What to expect
Cambridge Harmony Chorus are a friendly choir who sing in a four-part, close harmony modern ‘barbershop’ style. They are currently an all-female group, but they are open to anyone over the age of 16 who can sing within the Soprano or Alto range.
You don’t need to have any previous singing experience to join the choir and you don’t need to be able to read music. Audio tracks for all songs are provided, so you can learn by ear.
The choir perform regularly to the local community with sing-outs at nursing homes and performances at events such as the Mill Road Winter Fair.
The choir meet every Monday evening at Christ the Redeemer Church Hall, on Newmarket Road. There is plenty of free parking on site and the venue is wheelchair-accessible. Singers are recommended to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Most of the rehearsals are spent on your feet but seating is always available for anyone who needs it.
New singers are welcome to join at any time. If you are interested in trying out the choir, email [email protected]. You can attend your first three rehearsals for free, before deciding whether to join as a member.
Cambridge Harmony Chorus also hold regular free workshops to give singers a taste of what they do. Visit their website to find out if there are any workshops planned soon.
Cambridge Harmony Chorus is part of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS)
New singers can attend the first 3 sessions free of charge, before signing up as a member.
Members pay a monthly subscription fee to be part of the choir. This covers venue hire, music purchase, education events and more.