This is NIGHT 4 of a 6 night introductory course for men who wish to learn to sing in harmony and to have the chance to be part of an ‘A Capella’ Barbershop Harmony Chorus.
We have completed 3 very successful Training Sessions on 5th, 12th and 19th March and the group will be performing the two new songs at a public performance during the final session on Monday 16th April. (If you want to join us, it’s still not too late to sign up if you are willing to put in a little extra “catch-up” time).
Just click the BOOK NOW button and follow the prompts. Admission to ALL of the remaining sessions is only $40.
‘A Capella’ means singing without instruments and ‘Barbershop Harmony’ is singing in four-part, tight harmony. For men, this means singing together, in one of four parts: Bass, Baritone, Lead and Tenor.
On the final night, Monday the 16th of April 2018, there will be a public performance of the group, for friends and family.
Where: Wests City Club (formerly Panthers and Newcastle Worker’s Club)
Cnr Union St & King Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302. After checking in at the front desk (you may already be a member of Wests) just enter the door almost opposite - that is where we hold rehearsals.
When: Please arrive by 6:45 pm for a 7.00 pm start.
Parking is available in Wests City Carpark, underneath the Club and in their adjoining warehouse. Parking at both venues does cost a few dollars. You may prefer to park in a nearby street, as most Novatones members do. You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle into the club, or have a free glass or two of chilled tap water from the Club’s bar: singing is thirsty work!
What’s Next: If you'd like to continue singing with us after the introductory course, you will need to pass a singing audition, using the songs you'll learn during the programme. If you have any questions, feel free to ring Paul (Novatones Secretary) on 0418 279 987
General Information About Novatones: Novatones Harmony Chorus is a local Men’s Barbershop-style chorus that rehearses and performs, generally in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie area. The group is composed of males, of varying ages and backgrounds, who love to sing in harmony. The group is fortunate to be capably led by a very experienced, encouraging and patient director, who has a wonderful ear for harmony. Novatones Members attend weekly rehearsals, which are both educational and fun. These rehearsals are held at the refurbished Wests City Club in Newcastle. At these rehearsals, we learn new songs from various music types. If you decide to join the group, you will be mixing with a bunch of friendly and helpful guys all united in wanting to sing great music together.
Performances: Novatones regularly performs publicly at places like clubs, pubs, community venues, aged-care facilities, and all sorts of different locations around the Newcastle Area. Leading up to Christmas, we do lots of carolling at local venues.
Competitions: Novatones chorus is part of a national body called Barbershop Harmony Australia. This national group presents opportunities to perform annually in a competition environment with singers from around Australia and overseas. At these competition events, choruses get formal recognition of their singing goals, valuable feedback and development tips.