|Well secretly we like to call ourselves the ‘Leading Ladies’ but shh don’t tell the basses, baris and tenors. The leads section to be fair does get a lot of the main melody but contrary to popular myth we don’t mind if the other sections take over as it is fun to try our hand at the dums, dahs, oohs and counter melodies. Let’s face it the chorus wouldn’t work without the wonderful basses and baritones providing the warmth, rock solid platform and interest for us to add the melody to. Sometimes the tenors and leads can interchange but not often as we just can’t do those high notes they sing so brilliantly - the icing on the cake!|
The Bishops Cleeve Street Fair now seems a distant memory (in truth only last June) but it was good to sing inside the Tithe Barn for once and not have to battle with tannoy announcements, low flying aircraft and rock bands warming up during our set. Our section is going from strength to strength with some very accomplished singers but we all bring something special to our performances. In a nutshell an ace team with no prima donnas or grouches just some very good friends enjoying a shared love of singing in our wonderful chorus. Writing this reminds me we haven’t been out as a section for a while - diaries at the ready girls!
|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.|
This month the bass section would like to give you a flavour of what it's like down there in the basses.
|Hi all, |
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.
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