The Barberettes are an award winning, versatile and vibrant group of singers who sing in four part a cappella harmony and Barbershop styles. We are an entertaining chorus with a wide repertoire of popular and seasonal songs including ballads, pop, barbershop and some just plain fun. We have performed at all kinds of events, from Christmas dinners and craft fairs to weddings and retirement parties - contact us and let us know your requirements and we can arrange a programme to suit you.

Our Sections


All Over The Place

Baritones sing in a similar pitch range to the Leads, weaving their notes above and below the melody to fill out any missing notes in the chords. They listen carefully to the sound around them, adjusting their notes subtly to balance the pitch and volume.


As Low As You Can Get

A strong bass section is important to any barbershop chorus. They sing the lowest notes in the chord, giving the essential foundation for the harmonies above.


Out In Front Without Fear

Our leads take the melody line most of the time, confidently singing the 'tune'. They are often the main part responsible for conveying the emotion and inflections in songs, adding warmth and colour but without too much vibrato which might upset the chords.


Fairies On The Top

The tenors are the smallest section in any barbershop chorus and sing the highest harmony notes in the chord, consistently above the melody line. A light and pure tone allows this not to overpower the melody below, as the tenors sit as the 'fairies on top' of the ringing barbershop chords.

Come And Visit

We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm at St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley, Reading, RG6 7JN.