Following the very recent success in winning the Barbershop Chorus trophy at the Southampton Music Festival, Ocean Harmony, the Southampton and New Forest chorus, has hit the winning note again by achieving another major success in being awarded the coveted Fareham Tankard trophy at the Fareham Music Festival.
Ocean Harmony, pictured with the trophy, took first prize with a distinction mark of 87 and a great compliment from the judge. “You are a focussed group with a stylish sense of performance”.
Singing two classic songs, Love Me and When My Baby Smiles at Me in preparation for the Barbershop Association National Convention in Harrogate at the end of May, Ocean Harmony presented a quality performance to the very appreciative audience and is now confident that the Southampton and Fareham wins will lead to further success on the national stage.
Delighted Ocean Harmony Chairman John Yapp said:
We’re very pleased to have achieved this latest victory which reflects the hard work all members of the chorus have put in preparing for the National Convention under the inspirational guidance of out Musical Director and Conductor, Paul Keeping.
Also performing at the Fareham Festival in the quartet competition, the mellifluous voices of Drastic Measures, a Barbershop Quartet from the Ocean Harmony stable, entertained the audience in classic four-part harmony style with When a Nightingale sang in Berkley Square and That’s Life and was awarded a commendation mark of 84 to complete a highly successful festival for Ocean Harmony.
Ocean Harmony is always wishing to find more singers, especially for the harmony parts. No experience is necessary and an ability to read music is not required as expert tuition will be given. The chorus sing popular songs and provide entertainment for private parties, arts festivals, charities and fund raising events.