In addition to chorus participation, chorus members voluntarily form quartets to pursue another avenue of their hobby of singing barbershop harmony. Participation in a quartet provides unique opportunities for four singers who share similar interests with respect to their goals and development as a musical, performing unit.
Quartetting is a great way to improve your vocal development, not to mention your self-confidence, and did you know you can even get paid?!
Currently the Chorus has three auditioned quartets available for performances.
Hopscotch quartet have been together since 2016. Their name reflects their young at heart and fun quartet personality. They sure do have lots of fun in entertaining the local community, but also love the thrill of competition and performing. Their first competition together was in Dunedin 2017, where they placed 5th. In 2018 they competed in Wellington and were proud to come home with a 3rd place medal! As well as their competition repertoire they love to sing a wide range of other music, from Adele and Alicia Keys to Billy Joel, Michael Buble and some lovely Christmas music for that festive time of year. They are happy to put together an entertainment package for any special occasion. Please contact Jude on 021 262 3631.
Nicky Murray - Tenor
Emma Hoadley - Lead
Raewyn Tidey - Baritone
Jude Cheyne - Bass
Alfresco quartet got together mid-2017 and are enjoying putting together a very varied repertoire. They have all been members of other quartets in the past. They intend to take to the contest stage in 2019. Alfresco members are all gainfully employed, so are only available for evening and weekend performances.
To hire Alfresco, please contact Ruth on 022 090 3273
Ruth Carson - Tenor
Edna Byron - Lead
Vivien Daley - Baritone
Mary Black - Bass
F.A.B Quartet is a registered Sweet Adeline’s quartet in November 2016.
Our name was conceived after an evening of laughter and fun, and realising we were all Blonde. So what could be more perfect? F.A.B stands for “Fun and Blonde”
We have competed in two Regional competitions and been in the top 10 each time.
Living in the same city and belonging to Christchurch City Chorus, makes it easy for us to get together regularly, to sing, laugh, have fun and to hone our skills. We love to entertain and share our barbershop sound. We are Fun, Friendly, Fastidious, Funny, Fantastic, Fabulous and Blonde. Book us for Birthdays and Fun occasions at 021 154 7013
Nicky McCaughan - Tenor
Susanne Anderson - Lead
Sandra Lawrence - Bass
Sarah Bynevelt - Baritone