Time to sing

Have you heard the sound of men’s voices singing in harmony in Hinckley Mead, Burbage Festival, Sheepy Magna or before Christmas at St Mary’s Church and the New Plough pub.  It’s the sound of acapella singing from Tuxedo Junction who are developing quite a presence around Hinckley and Nuneaton.

Tuxedo Junction is a group of men from all walks of life who meet weekly on Monday evenings at The Greyhound pub in Hinckley. Their repertoire ranges widely from Cole Porter to Irving Berlin, from Billy Joel to McFly, from Frank Sinatra to John Denver. The arrangements are very rich based on the barbershop tradition of singing in unaccompanied four-part harmony, the only instruments being their own voices, and occasionally hands and feet!

The group is a popular member of the British Association of Barbershop Singers, and regularly competes in the Association’s annual competitions. “Competition keeps us on our toes, but our main purpose is the sheer enjoyment of singing together” said the chairman, John.

Last year, the group hosted a course designed to welcome newcomers to the world of barbershop singing.  The MD, Tom, carefully nurtured their development and the group grew in numbers by a fifth, adding men who were new to singing as well as the more experienced.
Beginning at the start of June, there’ll be another free course for all, with a show for family and friends at the end.

Tuxedo Junction is a friendly, welcoming group, where the emphasis is placed on participation. If you want to find your singing voice, whether it be baritone, bass, lead or tenor, then why not consider signing up for the course?
For more information see Facebook@tuxjuxchorus