Quartet Contest Winners

Every November the Wayfarers Chorus hold a quartet night.  This is a friendly competition which gives members the opportunity to sing in a quartet.  There are no major prizes to be won, just a bottle of wine each, but the bragging rights are worth the effort. Singing in a quartet is possibly the most difficult form of close harmony a-capella, […]

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Quartet Night 2017

The annual Wayfarers Quartet Night took place on Tuesday 21 November and saw a record equalling entry of seven quartets hoping to become the judge’s favourite.  Due to the unfortunate demise of the previous year’s winning quartet there was no mic warmer this year, so instead Colin Wayte invited the chorus onto the risers for a warm up and to […]

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Quartet Night 2017 – Revised

It’s that time of year again.  A time when furtive foursomes try desparately to make up for lost time and arrange some practice sessions for the annual quartet night.  Gathering in front rooms and ladies toilets, they valiantly try to work out which songs they can sing that won’t be being sung by any other quartet. This may be a […]

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Barbershop Polecats

Wayfarers singing in Vale Park

All Barbershop singers around the world learn a set of songs designed to show off the classic chords and arrangements of a barbershop song.  These are known as ‘Polecats’ and are typically fairly short (1-2 minutes) so they can be easily learned. No matter where you travel in the world, if you meet up with a barbershop organisation you will […]

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Quartet Night 2016

On November 22, the Wayfarers chorus held our annual Quartet Night, in which regular and scratch quartets come together to compete in friendly fashion. This year saw 7 quartets, with a total of 19 different singers, taking part.  Although the musicality varied there was constancy in the entertainment value and friendly rivalry. The contest was judged by Annette and Sharon […]

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Welcome to Southport’s Own Barbershop Chorus!

We are the Wayfarers Chorus from Southport We are an all male group formed in 1986, who sing a variety of Barbershop and close harmony acapella songs. Some choruses concentrate on entering Barbershop competitions and rarely sing in public.  Wayfarers on the other hand are a social chorus.  We love nothing better than entertaining audiences with our mixed repertoire, which […]

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