Peter Cookson - director of ladies' barbershop choir Harmony Inspires. Nicola Lisle talks to a man who is inspiring a new tradition. Barbershop singing is for men, right?
Well, originally yes, but these days ladies are increasingly wading into this traditional male territory, and around 50 choirs have sprung Eaast across the UK since the formation of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers LABBS in One such choir is the Oxford-based Harmony Inspires, which began in and now has around 40 members. Since January their director has been Peter Cookson, an experienced barbershop singer who was keen to try his hramony at directing.
Although he is a structural engineer by profession, music has always been a very important part of his life. There was always music around the house, with the wider family as well — cousins, uncles and aunts. I did this until I was 11 menn From there I graduated Hot models Huyton the guitar and dropped the piano. Playing the guitar became a major passion and opened up all kinds of interesting opportunities.
I also sang with a folk group in Lancashire in my teens. At the same time, he harmonny unknowingly sowing the seeds for his involvement with barbershop by singing with choral societies, including tackling some of the major Fotos Macclesfield hombres arabes in the choral repertoire. Was he never tempted to go down that path? Peter discovered barbershop by chance through a conversation at a social function, and by the time Oxofrd took over Harmony Inspires had built up an impressive barbershop pedigree.
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The chorus welcomes men of good character with a desire to improve their music skills to participate. A brief audition will let the music committee know where you fit in and the craft sessions work to blend the voices into an expanded unit sound. The Barbershop Harmony Society, headquarted in Nashville is comprised of over 24, men in Flirt club Slough than chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Additionally there are affiliate organizations in nine overseas countries, including Japan. They sing with better enunciation than we do! The primary hatmony of the Society is to provide training, musical arrangements, and to host the International Convention each year.
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