About The Isle of Wight Barbershop Harmony Club

Wight Harmony is the Isle of Wight's premier male Barbershop A Cappella Chorus. We are based on the beautiful Isle of Wight which is situated 2 miles of the south coast of Hampshire in the UK. The chorus has become well established since it was formed in 1977, with the club forming. as a result of the meeting of a handful of men at the White Lion public house, Niton, who shared an interest in Barbershop singing. Wight Harmony is a member of BABS, the British Association of Barbershop Singers, the national organisation for barbershop singers.

The Barbershop style we sing is characterised by a four-part close-harmony produced by the four sections [bass, baritone, lead and tenor]. It is sung without any accompaniment  or sheet music meaning that all singers have to learn lyrics and notes confidently by heart. Within this genre is a wide variety of music including ballads, songs from the musicals, pop songs of yesteryear, and comedy numbers.

The club's aim is to entertain audiences with the best quality unaccompanied singing we can achieve so we endeavour to keep a varied repertoire going at all times so we can perform songs of different styles . We perform all across the island anywhere where we are invited - weddings, funerals, anniversaries, local festivals, charity concerts and other fund raising events, performing in a variety of venues.

We also enter local and national competitions, including the annual BABS Convention. This is also attended by most of the UK's Barbershop choruses - over 50 choruses. We also enjoy competing locally entering the annual Isle of Wight Festival of Music and Dance amongst others.

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