We are a small male voice ‘a cappella’ (i.e. unaccompanied) chorus. We perform a variety of songs arranged in the Barbershop-style of close harmony including pop songs recent and not so recent, and songs from stage and screen, as well as the more traditional Barbershop songs from America. We are members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS).
We give around 20 performances a year in Derby and the surrounding area including both private functions and public events, and we aim to combine good singing with good fun.
Visitors and newcomers are always welcome at our weekly rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 7.30-10.00pm at Chester Green Community Centre, City Road, Derby DE1 3SA. If you just want to listen, that’s fine – but if you want to get a taste of Barbershop-style singing why not have a go? We’re a friendly bunch and there’s no shortage of singers happy to guide you in some of our simpler songs. And you are most welcome to join us afterwards for a drink and a chat!
“These are exciting times for Derby A Cappella! We aim to have fun, continually improve as singers, and entertain every audience we perform for. We try to achieve this through coaching and education, for which our MD works tirelessly, combined with a sense of fun. And our singers work hard too to be the best we can. And of course the social side of barbershop is paramount in the life of the chorus – so here’s to the next pint!”
Martin has been our Chorus MD for over a year now. His musical background includes an LRAM from the Royal Academy of Music, as well as lifelong experience of choral singing. He’s a friendly guy who approaches rehearsals with both fun AND learning in mind. When Martin isn’t directing, he’s singing Baritone.
Gordon is the guy to get in touch with if you want to us to sing for you. To contact him, go to the Let Us Sing for You page on our Main Menu or use the form below. He also manages most of the administration of the chorus – including enlisting us all when we’re needed for a performance. (He’s probably quite good at herding cats too!) Oh and he’s yet another Baritone.