Spirit of Harmony

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The Spirit of Harmony are a men's barbershop chorus within the British Association of Barbershop Singers. They are the chorus of the Vale of York Barbershop Harmony Club, formerly Calder Valley Barbershop Harmony Club.

They are led by Musical Director Sally McLean who joined the chorus in 2012. Since then, the chorus have achieved their highest ever scores in competition.

History

In 1993 Stuart Lees, Dave Brown and Terry Adamson, who were singing with the Bradford chorus “Chordbusters Incorporated”, joined with some other singers to set up a new chorus. Thirteen men attended a meeting and agreed to form a chorus with two aims: to strive for improvement and be competitive, and to establish a real enjoyment of singing together. Terry Adamson suggested the name “Spirit of Harmony”. Eleven singers attended the first rehearsal in Rothwell.

Musical Directors

Notable Coaches

Contest Placement

BABS National

Ineligible to compete in the year following each championship.

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
17th 15th 20th DNC DNC DNC DNC
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
8th 11th 6th 7th 8th 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
4th 4th 4th 6th 4th 6th

IABS International

2016
2nd


Notable Quartets

See Also