In addition to chorus participation, chorus members voluntarily form quartets to pursue another avenue of their hobby of singing barbershop harmony. Participation in a quartet provides a unique opportunity for four singers who share similar interests with respect to their goals and development as a musical, performing unit.

Quartetting is a great way to improve your vocal development, not to mention your self-confidence, and did you know you can even get paid?! 

Currently the Chorus has two auditioned quartets available for performances. 

Hopscotch quartet

Hopscotch quartet have been together since 2016. Their name reflects their young heart and fun quartet personality. They sure do have lots of fun, but also love the thrill of competition and performing. Their first competition together was in Dunedin 2017, where they placed 5th; In 2018 they competed in Wellington and were proud to come home with a 3rd place medal!

They are all members of the Christchurch City Chorus and enjoy entertaining in the local community.

As well as their competition repertoire they love to sing a wide range of other music, from Adele and Alicia Keys to Billy Joel and Michael Buble. They also have some lovely Christmas music for that festive time of year and are happy to put together an entertainment package for any special occasion. Please contact Jude on 021 262 3631.

Nicky Murray - Tenor
Emma Hoadley - Lead
Raewyn Tidey - Baritone
Jude Cheyne - Bass

Alfresco quartet

Alfresco quartet got together mid 2017 and are enjoying putting together a very varied repertoire. They have all been members of other quartets in the past and are all members of Christchurch City Chorus.
They had to withdraw from contest in 2018 due to a family emergency, but intend to take to the contest stage in 2019.
They are all gainfully employed so are only available for evening and weekend performances.
To hire Alfresco, please contact Ruth on 022 090 3273

They are:
Ruth Carson - Tenor
Edna Byron - Lead
Vivien Daley - Baritone
Mary Black - Bass