2019 Quartet Night Results

Tuesday 19 November saw the crowds gathering for the annual ‘Wayfarers Chorus Quartet Night’, a friendly competition between chorus members. This year, there were 7 quartets competing for bragging rights and a bottle of wine, with a couple of the newer members taking part. Before the contest started, the MD (Colin Wayte) took the chorus members through a warm-up routine […]

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Wayfarers Visit Liverpool Chorus

Thirteen members of Wayfarers chorus visited the Liverpool boys for a night of harmony and chats. We were well greeted at the Prescott Town Hall, ( most impressive?) and were received by approximately 21 Liverpool members, Each chorus sang three songs and then combined forces to sing another. Wayfarers sang well although we had to quickly recruit a Baritone for […]

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Wayfarers 30th Anniversary

On Tuesday 18 June, the Wayfarers Chorus held their final rehearsal before the charity concert, which takes place on Friday 21 June and is jointly organised by Wayfarers and Southport Rotary. This year the concert is on behalf of Cancer Research UK and is also a celebration of the chorus’ 30 years of singing. In addition to the important final […]

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Wayfarers Chorus 30th Anniversary Concert

The Wayfarers Chorus is 30 years old in 2019 and, to celebrate, we are holding a concert which will feature the chorus and guest artists. The line-up for the concert has now been finalised and a most enjoyable evening is in store. All proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research UK, the chosen charity of joint organisers, Wayfarers Chorus and […]

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Wayfarers Support Choral Pavilion

On Tuesday, 2 April, The Wayfarers Chorus joined ‘Choral Pavilion’ for their end of term concert in the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton. Wayfarers opened the show, with a 20 minute set and a much demanded encore. Then Choral Pavilion took to the stage for the rest of the show. Choral Pavilion, part of the Simply Singing group, are a mixed […]

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From The Archive

Wayfarers Barbershop Chorus was formed in 1989 and, since the start, various members have collected photos and newspaper clippings. Unfortunately not all are suitable for scanning onto the website, but those that are will gradually be added to our archive. Where better to start than with our first year. If you are interested in joining the Wayfarers Chorus please get […]

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2018 Southport Music Festival

On Friday, 12 October the Wayfarers Chorus once more competed in the music festival, against other choruses from the region. Our rivals this year were Just Voices, North West Harmony and Mersey Harmony and our songs were Pretty Woman, In My Life and Do You Hear The People Sing. We had virtually a full chorus singing this year, all wearing […]

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What is Barbershop?

Barbershop is a particular style of ‘a capella close harmony’ singing, comprising of four voice parts (Lead, Bass, Baritone and Tenor), which can be traced back to the late 19th century.  Unlike other forms of a capella, in traditional Barbershop arrangements all four voice parts sing the words (or at least the majority of them).  There is little or no […]

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