Mountain Harmony are members of LABBS, the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers.
Our monthly fee is £17.50 which covers the cost of our venue hire, insurance, music, CD teach tracks and our amazing performance costumes.
OUR MUSICAL DIRECTOR NOVA EVANS
Nova became our MD in 2015 after being a member
of Mountain Harmony for 18 years. She enjoys the camaraderie and the effect music has on her and the chorus members and says that when a chord 'locks' perfectly, it gives her the shivers. She enjoys continuing to learn the barbershop style of singing and has fun doing it, performing with chorus and making a musical impact on the community.
Nova's love for music has been with her since a very young age, singing in her school & church choirs along with music theatre groups and Eisteddfodau over the years. Nova gained her B.Ed.Hons degree in English & Performing Arts and was a music co-ordinator in primary education, directing the choir and the school band at school concerts and music events there . She was even part of a soul band in the late 1960's!
Nova will sadly be stepping down from the role of MD later this year so we're looking for a new MD to fill those small but powerful pixie boots. We’re looking for someone who will inspire and direct us to excellence in a mutually supportive culture, to contribute and share in our achievements as we work towards improving our award-winning performances. If this sounds like you, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandra is our costume co-ordinator, responsible for overseeing the amazing outfits which Mountain Harmony members wear when performing. She joined in 1994 after seeing an article about Mountain Harmony in the Chester Chronicle and although quite shy, her family encouraged her to go - from the first rehearsal she attended she was, in her own words, “totally hooked”.
Sandra has held a number of committee positions over the years and also has the honour of being awarded our Barbershopper of the year no less than 4 times now, which shows what a fantastic contribution she makes to chorus.
Her taste in music is wide-ranging including Elvis, the Hollies, Queen & Elton John but she also enjoys classical music, particularly Tchaikovsky. She has a great sense of humour and her photo is from when she performed Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with her former quartet Kalamazoo.
Sandra says being a member of Mountain Harmony gives her a sense of connection. She has made so many friends over the years that she considers members to be as dear to her as family, supporting one another during times of adversity – such as during the Covid pandemic. It means so much to her that she says she can’t imagine her life without Mountain Harmony – we can’t imagine Mountain Harmony without you Sandra!
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