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Ever wondered which Barbershop part you would fit into?  Why not fill out our fun questionaire to find out.

You are stuck in traffic and a catchy song comes onto the radio do you?
a.  Turn it up loud so you can join in, it’s Abba and who can resist singing along to that.
b. Sing along, adding your own harmonies and echos.
c. Sing along, with the male in the group… your great deep voice always matches the boy’s part.
d. Turn it up loud so you can sing along, your friends think you are tone deaf, but who cares as long as you are having fun.

You’re sitting watching Britain’s Got Talent (don’t worry, we won’t tell) and a choir comes on; what are you thinking?
a. That looks like fun, I’d love to join but I can’t read music.
b. They’re OK, but I could do better.
c. I’d love to sing in a choir, but I’d have to join the men’s section, my voice is so low
d. I wonder what Ant and Dec are doing?

You see a poster in your local coffee shop advertising a Women’s Barbershop Chorus, you are tempted because?
a. You love a good sing and are looking for something to do that isn’t work / kids / housework
b. You’ve been having singing lessons, but want a chance to perform and have fun with friends
c. Traditional choirs are off limit to you as your voice is too low for Alto.
d. The choreography looks fun and you love a good sing, even if your voice is a bit wobbly.

How did you answer?

mostly a’s
You could be a Lead!  In a Barbershop chorus the Leads sing the melody.  All parts learn their music from teach tapes so you don’t need to be able to read music to be part of Surrey Harmony.  Why not pop along to one of our Wednesday night rehearsals to find out which part you would fit into?

mostly b’s
You could be a Baritone!  The Baritones sing all the other notes that nobody else wants, but are crucial to make that barbershop chord ring!  Why not pop along to one of our Wednesday night rehearsals to find out more?

mostly c’s
You sound like a Bass!  Basses sing the lowest part of the barbershop chord.  How low can you go?  Why not pop along to to one of our Wednesday night rehearsals to find out more?

mostly d’s
We have no idea which part you could be!  But you have just the spirit and energy that makes a great member of Surrey Harmony.  Why not pop along to one of our Wednesday night rehearsals to find out if there could be a place for you on our risers!

Our rehearsals kick off Wednesday nights at 7.30pm in the Church Hall round the back of Coulsdon Methodist Church, Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2BE.  There is plenty of free parking on site.
We’d love to see you next week!


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