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Would you like to join a Chorus?

The WestcoastChordsmen welcome men to join our Floreat based Perth Acapella chorus/choir. If you are not familiar with barbershop style singing why not visit us on rehearsal night to discover for yourself. We have more than 35 members and on most rehearsal nights we will have about 30 attending.

It’s not just about the singing, one of the things our new members (and old) remark on is the welcoming and friendly atmosphere at our rehearsals. We also have regular social evenings, where wives, partners and guests join us for food, drink and merriment.

If you are a beginner, we would love to help you learn. It is great fun to harmonise without instrument support. Many of our members had never sung in a choir or chorus before they joined us. We have a simple audition in which you learn to harmonise two simple songs. Most pass the audition within a few short weeks. You can also participate in quartets.

You do not need to be able to read music or to have had a background in singing to succeed, because we supply you with learning CD’s and accompanying sheet music once you pass your audition and in the meantime we provide you as a visitor, with a file of music so that you can follow the proceedings on the evening.You will learn to gain confidence to perform in front of people as a chorus member and even in a quartet if you so desire. With increasing experience you will gain a deeper sense of appreciation and enjoyment for all forms of music.

There are very real health benefits in singing especially Acapella, creating harmony with others. You learn in due course to sing our repertoire without reference to the sheet music(memory training) We engage in warm-up exercises, learn breath control and in singing, adopt a “singers stance” (posture) It is no coincidence that men can actively engage in this very enjoyable pastime well into their 80’s

Barbershop is an international movement, the best choruses and quartets travel to the USA to compete for international honours and here in Australiathere is an annual Barbershop Convention and Harmony College which rotates from State to State.