And now.... it’s the turn of the Baritones (or Baris). Baris really do complete the harmony in a barbershop chorus! We fill in all the important missing notes to complete the chord. We sing around the same range as the leads (the tune!), sometimes singing above the leads and sometimes below (we’re a versatile lot!). In Cleeve Harmony we have a lovely bunch of 5 Baris. At the moment we are all working hard on perfecting our performances ready for the LABBS convention in October, which we are all competing in with the chorus. It’s not all hard work though, here are some photos from a night out we had in the summer involving lots of cocktails and some lovely Caribbean food.
May update from the Basses
Thu, 17 May 2018
This month the bass section would like to give you a flavour of what it's like down there in the basses.
We currently have a great number of basses, eight in total. Five basses have been with the chorus since the very beginning, another lady joined two years ago and our two newest members joined this year.
We sing the lower part and sometimes we don't have many words, instead we do, da, dadada, dum and bah our way through songs, providing some depth and warmth alongside the other three parts.
We like to have a bit of fun. We get along well, have a laugh and as friendship has developed we have been known to have a night out together.
Here we are at the Daffodil last week, when six out of eight basses had a great evening. It was a shame life got in the way for the other two ladies but that gives us a great excuse to follow up with another evening soon. We aim high (and sing low) and aim for 100%!
We are looking forward to the forthcoming Street Fair on Sunday 10th June. Until then, cheers everyone.
(we hope you) love the basses x
Fri, 2 Mar 2018
Welcome to our new website! I hope you find it interesting but do let us know if you find any missing links or missing content etc.
We're hoping that March will be a bit more successful than the end of Feb ... when we had to cancel our rehearsal on the 28th Feb with visiting coach Craig Kehoe, due to the snow!
So what are we up to currently? Well the main event we are working towards is the Bishop's Cleeve Street Fair on 10th June and is always great fun. This year we will be singing in the Tithe Barn car park so we look forward to seeing lots of you there to support us.
Song-wise, we are working on a new (to us) song from the 50s... but for now, I'm not going to tell you the name - our lips are sealed but not when we're singing, obviously.
Anyway, as a first post on the new website, that's enough for today, but if you'd like to be kept informed of what we are doing, fill in your email address in the field which should be just to the right of this article to subscribe to our Friends mailing list and/or follow and like us on Facebook.
Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin