What an amazing, fantastic, fun and busy 2016 we had!
In March we were excited and very proud to win The Reading Choir of The Year competition at The Hexagon.
Some of us went to Harmony College in Nottingham and came away glad that we did because we learnt so much as well as having had a fantastic time!
We visited Harmony Inspires in Oxford to collect the LABBS anniversary scroll, eat cake and sing together. Then we were visited by Arun Sounds who came to us to receive the scroll, sing together and share tea and cake!
The whole choir took part in making a promotional video for a film called Raymond's 5
We sang at Waterfest in Reading and Sunny Saturdays in Wokingham during the summer and in a charity concert in Twyford as guests of Reading Accordion Group.
In July we were joined by many former members to celebrate the 40th birthday of our wonderful chorus with a party complete with a hog roast and of course we ate cake again!
In October we put on our own 40th anniversary concert in Bracknell, This was well attended with lots of great feedback.
We also celebrated with the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) 40th anniversary at convention in Harrogate.
We ended the year with singing at the Reading Lions Fireworks display and Christmas season sing outs were sung at various venues.
Whew...what a year!
Now what will 2017 bring for The Barbs? watch these pages to see what our new challenges will be and how you can get involved, book us for your own event or even join us as a member. We will be back rehearsing in Woodley on the 11th Jan 2017, feel free to drop in on us!