Men in Accord is looking for men who like to sing. Whether singing with the car radio, around the bar or in the shower you may have asked yourself “Why couldn’t I sing with a chorus?” Very likely you could sing barbershop.
Although it is an advantage to be able to read music it is not an essential. Many “barbershoppers” are unable to read music. Songs are learned primarily from learning tracks and by repetition at chorus rehearsal sessions.
The main requirement is that you have a clear strong voice and that you can, as the saying goes, “carry a tune.” That is, sing a simple song in the same key from the beginning to the end. And, of course, you must be willing to follow direction.
The more you learn and sing barbershop songs, the greater will be your appreciation of the art form. “Sing-outs” and competitions occur regularly.
So if you think you might be interested, come visit us one Tuesday evening at Club Waimea, Lower Queen Street, Richmond If you wish, just sit and listen. Or if you would like to “get your feet wet,” we’ll give you a visitor's book of music and you can join right in.