September Singing Course

Are you looking for a new hobby or just want to get out of the house and try something new? Do you love to sing? Are you tired of singing alone? Would you like to meet like minded ladies?

Then why not come and try our FREE three week Learn To Sing Course on

Wednesday 8th September, Wednesday 15th September & Wednesday 22nd September

at St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley, RG6 7JN from 7.30pm onwards.

What do we have in store for our visitors:

Week 1 - Finding your voice: In Week 1 visitors will be shown where the sound is coming from and how you produce sound including lying on the floor (a refresher course for the chorus after 18 months in lockdown)

Week 2 - Learning to listen and sing with others: Week 2 will enable our visitors to move around our four parts (Baritone, Bass, Lead and Tenor) and have a go at seeing where they think their voices fit the best.

Week 3 - Learning about harmony: For the final week of our Learn to Sing course our visitors will be able to hear the chorus sing one of our favourite songs ‘How Deep Is your Love’ and then have a go themselves. They will also be learning a new song ‘Man, I Feel Like A Woman’ with the chorus and will be able to hear how each part works as a unit and as a full chorus.

Singing Masks: Over lockdown the Barberettes invested in singing masks which enabled us to meet up indoors to resume singing. To ensure that all members and visitors alike feel comfortable in attending practices the Barberettes will be providing our visitors with a singing mask of their own at no additional cost.

Lateral Flow Tests: Whilst we understand that taking Lateral Flow Tests is an individual choice we recommend Chorus members and visitors alike to take a test 24 hours prior to attending a Wednesday evening session as a way to keep all our ladies safe and enable us to continue to meet on a weekly basis.

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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.