|What a weekend! Three days of competition, fun and friendship from singers from throughout New Zealand. All members of Harmony Waitaha competed with distinction - in particular
Promenade Quartet winning the male quartet category with a mark of 76.9%. This would have placed 5th in the BHS Next Gen (youth) Quartet contest.
Our youth chorus Quantum Acoustics achieving an outstanding mark at their first competition and winning third place in both the mixed AND open chorus competition .Their mark would have placed 15th at the last BHS international open chorus contest!
Canterbury Plainsmen Chorus achieving second in the male chorus category with a significantly better mark than our last convention.
Our mixed quartet Terra Firma (featuring our MD Gavin Hurley) was second in the Novice Quartet section.
Everyone of our members who crossed the stage performed with skill, passion and demonstrated their love for their craft!
We owe a huge debt of thanks to all members who step up and support the chorus - whether musically or in the myriad of other roles and tasks that are essential for a successful chapter. And each and everyone of us is grateful to our family, friends and supporters who encourage us to follow our love of singing with Everyone in Harmony.
|Wow ! What an evening! A full house! Fantastic venue with wonderful acoustics! Amazing performances celebrating diversity in our Chapter Members and in the Barbershop style.
Special thanks to
Our Sponsors (Kevin Hickman Retirement Village) and Rata Foundation
Our guest artists Cantrices from CGHS who performed beautifully.
Our Musical Directors Gavin Hurley, Will Lynch and Harry Burt who bring out the best in us
Our Members, Supporters and Volunteers who turn their hands to whatever's asked of them every concert, every year.
We are so pleased and excited to be part of a new era in Barbershop Singing in Waitaha.
Next step - Our National Convention where we compete against other Choruses and Quartets from through out Aotearoa New Zealand.
Wish us luck!
Power of Harmony Convention 2022
|We are pleased at acknowledge the financial support of the CERT Gaming Trust which will allow upwards of 30 members of The Plainsmen to attend the Harmony Education Aotearoa training event to be held at Middleton Grange School in Christchurch on 22-24 March 2019.
|We are pleased to announce that The Southern Trust has given us a grant towards accommodation and some airfare costs to attend the NZ Barbershop Convention in Tauranga 21-23 September, 2018
|The Rata Foundation has generously given us a grant to assist with our operational expenses for 2022