Visit a Rehearsal

Interested in singing harmony?

Did you know that group singing has a number of benefits and has been scientifically proven to lower stress, increase confidence, and positively enhance your mood? Singing in a chorus also offers a friendly and sociable network to have some fun, and provides a great opportunity to meet new people. So if you enjoy singing, are looking for a new challenge, and want to make some new friends, then joining The Barberettes might just be for you. 

Visitors are always welcome at our rehearsals so that you can watch and listen to us and to give you a better idea of what we do.

Rehearsals begin with physical warmups followed by vocal warmups on our risers with our Musical Director Emma Lelliot to which visitors are encouraged to take part in. During our rehearsal you will hear us working on new songs and polishing our existing repertoire. We normally sing without sheet music but you will be provided with a folder of our music to use during the evening so you can join in with the chorus. We also practice choreographed moves to help us tell the story to our audience.

If you are free on Wednesday evenings, then why not simply come along and see what we're all about and chat to members in the break. It is not essential to be able to read music, but you should be able to carry a tune!

We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 10pm at:

St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Ave, Earley, Reading, RG6 7JN

To let us know of your visit, or for more information about what we do, contact Jo Poulter on 07917 205605 or email so we are prepared.

Covid Policy:   Now that free lateral flow testing has ended, we still need to be vigilant to help keep everyone safe and reduce the risk of transmission. We ask that everyone attending a rehearsal only does so if they are free of all covid symptoms, including cough/cold symptoms that are associated with recent variants. Also, if you have been in close contact with a person known to be infected with Covid, we would ask you not to come to rehearsal. The nature of our hobby means that there is a greater risk of transmission when singing, even if the viral load is low. Thank you for your co-operation!

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