A PERSHORE-based male four-part, close harmony group have marked the relaunch of the group with a charity concert for caravanners.
The A Cappella Fellas of Vale Harmony staged the event for the members of Rotary International holding their autumn rally at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern.
Members have used the pandemic to re-brand themselves, losing the word Barbershop from their title. From now on they’ll be known as Vale Harmony, the A Cappella Fellas.
The event saw members sing 12 popular classics in their distinctive four-part, close-harmony style and even brought some of the male caravanners on stage to have a go.
At the end of the night, the Rotarians presented Vale Harmony with a cheque for £300 which the singers are donating to Prostate Cancer UK.
Spokesman for the International Caravanning Fellowship of Rotarians (ICFR), Alan Martin, said: “We were delighted to welcome the chorus back after they first delighted us with their close harmonies in 2018 and it was a joy to hear them again during our country wide gathering at the Three Counties Showground.”
Vale Harmony’s chairman, Chris Franey said: “It was fabulous to be singing live to an audience again after the pandemic lockdowns. The caravanners were a great audience and we’re delighted to be able to send some money to Prostate Cancer UK, our charity for this year.”
The A Cappella singers of Vale Harmony have rehearsed in person together earlier in the summer for the first time in 15 months.
They gathered outdoors in an open-sided gazebo in the garden of The Fleece Inn at Bretforton and stood socially distanced for their 90 minute rehearsal.
The chorus have continued to meet via Zoom every Wednesday night but could only sing individually to a recorded song track.
Vale Harmony are currently recruiting new members, particularly tenors at the top of the range.
Club vice chairman and bass singer Andy Parsloe said: “We’re investing in new colourful performance uniforms and have developed a new logo with a bright, lively image.
“Any man who’d like to come and sing with us would be made very welcome.”
Visit www.valeharmony.co.uk for more.