|‘The Sussex Harmonisers’ is the name of a Charitable Foundation (Reg. No. 1146107) that entertains and educates audiences in unaccompanied singing, specialising in the Barbershop style of 4 part harmony in which they compete with great success on a national basis with other Barbershop singers at the annual conventions of the British Association of Barbershop Singers.|
A complete profile is available at www.sussexharmonisers.org.uk
The foundation currently supports two main chorus ensembles;
A male chorus of some 35 members ‘The Sussex Kings of Harmony’, a female chorus of some 20 members, ‘Sussex Acapella’. They also come together with smaller ensembles and as a mixed chorus from these main choruses to meet particular demand.
They’re Based in Burgess Hill rehearsing weekly at Woodlands Mead School just behind Burgess Hill School for Girls.
Their repertoire evolves all the time and currently includes arrangements of songs originated by Queen, Adele, Elbow, Elton John, Mammas and Pappas, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and at BABS Convention 2022, they performed a new song specially arranged for them by Theodore Hicks called ‘Die a Happy Man’.
Musical Direction is provided by long experienced and award winning directors, one for the male choruses and one for the female chorus and they are supported by a very talented Deputy Director for the male singers and Assistant Director for both choruses who is himself a singing coach and musical arranger.
The aims of this Charitable Foundation are to support wellbeing in our community through singing and to constantly advance, develop and maintain the education of their singers and to encourage people who love singing to join them, develop their voices and perform in unique choral groups that may be quartet, octet or full chorus in format.
STOP PRESS – Performng at BHBPA’s July networking event at Borde Hill on Friday 15th July.