Riverland Harmony Chorus was formed in November 1992 and chartered in 1996. Membership is drawn from a wide area from the Blue Mountains, Windsor through Penrith to Merrylands and Camden. We meet every Monday evening and vocal training, simple stretch exercises and breathing techniques are incorporated into our rehearsals. Many lasting friendships have been formed both within the Chorus and with other members throughout Australia and we aim to have fun whilst improving our vocal techniques.
We have competed in various Eisteddfods in the area, sung on the Nepean Belle, at the Joan Sutherland Centre, the Evan Theatre, Blacktown Civic Centre, Sydney Town Hall and at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, plus many other local engagements and some further afield.
Conventions for choruses Australia-wide are held annually.
SO WHAT IS BARBERSHOP HARMONY ?
This style of harmony is produced by four voices singing without accompaniment (a capella) – Tenor (above the melody), Lead (melody), Baritone (below the melody) and Bass (below the Baritone). A pitch pipe is used to indicate the starting note and from then on it’s up to the Chorus to keep in tune! Barbershop singing is considered an original American art form.