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HURSTfolk. presents: The Sussex Harmonisers
17/11-7:00 PM–10:00 PM GMT£5
Pop-up bar provided by The Hop Tub, Hurstpierpoint
Free tickets are available for low-income households
Doors open 7pm Show starts 7.30pm
The Sussex Harmonisers bring together people who enjoy singing unaccompanied four-part harmony, with a particular focus on the intricacies of the barbershop style. For this special concert, set within the exquisite and historically significant Danny House, attendees will have the pleasure of experiencing a two-part showcase featuring performances by Sussex Kings of Harmony and Sussex A Cappella.
Sussex Kings of Harmony is the male voice chorus, showcasing the art of barbershop-style singing – four-part a cappella with the high tenor part above the melody line. The club was formed in the early 2000s from the merger of two long-established local choruses. Drawing members from every corner of the county, they enchant audiences throughout the southern region of England. The men are active participants in local and national competitions, including the annual chorus competition of The British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS). After winning the Most Improved Chorus award in 2019, in 2022 they achieved their highest-ever score and matched it in 2023.
Sussex A Cappella, the ladies’ chorus, made its debut in January 2018 in response to the wishes of women who had previously taken part in the ‘Sing with Us for Christmas’ programme and who aspired to continue their musical journey beyond the holiday season. In a remarkably short time, the chorus transformed from its humble origins to captivating public performances, underwent a name change, and expanded its repertoire.
The Sussex Harmonisers organisation is a registered charity and regularly offers opportunities for non-members to sing and develop their vocal skills in a friendly and supportive environment.