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Who Can Join
Any man can join (There is a sister group for the ladies).

We love to sing in harmony and welcome anyone who feels the same. We will teach you all you need to know. Please see our Join Us page if you would like to get involved or you can drop in if  just want to come and see (and hear) what we do. We rehearse every Thursday in Leyland and perform, in various sizes of groups, at many venues throughout the year.

Barbershop can’t be described as being easy because it requires dedication and cooperation to be part of  a group that blends together to produce the special sound. However, no background knowledge or experience is required. The style was developed for ‘the man in the street’. We aim to draw out the best in every individual singer in order to complement the whole. We have yet to meet someone who couldn’t learn to sing with a little practice!

Where You Can Hear Us
Anyone is welcome to drop in and listen to us on rehearsal nights.

We perform at public and private events. Public events will be listed on the Events page.  Please get in touch if you would like to book the Chorus, Quartet or Octet for your function.

You may even catch us at one of our impromptu performances, such as the Flash Mob, shown in the video here, in St George’s Shopping Centre, Preston.

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Quartets and Octets
The club is called Preston Barbershop Harmony Singers. This encompasses the Red Rose Chorus and other smaller groups such as the quartets and octets.


Our Uniform
As you can see, we are very fond of black and red. What else would you expect from a chorus based in Lancashire? The black may make you think we are serious and sombre but the touches of red show that is definitely not the case. We do not always dress this formally for Singouts. We are happy to adapt to the occasion.

Competition
The Red Rose Chorus competes in the annual Barbershop Convention, which is a three day event for Barbershop groups from across the UK. Many of our members take part in this and look forward to it as one of the highlights of the year, where they can meet up with old friends, make new ones and enjoy talking and singing with like-minded people.


For The Ladies
The Red Rosettes. is our sister group. They enjoy singing just as much as we do and are always happy to welcome visitors or new members. Occasionally we sing together.


Other Choruses
If you are looking for Barbershop groups in other parts of the country there is a list on the British Association of Barbershop Singers web site.  (The Red Rose Chorus is listed at Preston, which was our original base. We now rehearse at Leyland.)



Who We Are
We are a group of around 40 men of all ages, from all walks of life, who sing together in harmony in the Barbershop style. We sing some of the old songs that you might associate with Barbershop but we also sing more modern songs and our repertoire continues to expand. Some members of the chorus have been singing Barbershop for many years; some have previous experience in other types of singing; others have come to Barbershop with absolutely no musical background.

We have great fun at our rehearsals but what we like best is to entertain the public. See the Book Us page if you would like the Chorus, or a smaller group, to perform for you..





Organisation

The Club is run by a Committee of Officers who are appointed by ballot at the AGM. They attend to the business of the Club and offer themselves for re-election annually. Membership of the Committee is open to all members. The Music Committee deals with the choice of songs for the Repertoire and the musical education of the members. It consists of the Musical Director and assistants, Section Leaders and their assistants. Each section of the Chorus elects its own leaders.


BABS
We are proud to be members of The British Association of Barbershop Singers. BABS exists to promote Barbershop singing in the UK. It has over 2000 members in more than 50 clubs around the country. It provides educators and holds an annual National Championship called Convention. In addition the Association provides insurance for its members against accidents while engaged in Barbershop activities. It also publishes Harmony Express which is a free glossy monthly journal of activities and reports welcoming contributions from all members.

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