New director for Avon Harmony

February 23 2018

Mary Williams has been appointed as the new Music Director for A Cappella group, Avon Harmony Chorus.

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Mary Williams has been appointed as the new Music Director for A Cappella group, Avon Harmony Chorus.  

The friendly team are encouraging adult women of all ages, from Redland and Bishopton and across the city, to join their vibrant and fulfilling vocal group and double their numbers as more voices make a bigger sound! The chorus sing a fresh and varied mix of contemporary, show, retro and barbershop music to audiences across the region and nationally. 

Mary is on a mission to infect the established chorus (choir) that has been in existence with her personal enthusiastic passion for the Barbershop genre. Her experience is of a variety of A Cappella music which has earned her a silver International Mixed Quartet medal in Ireland in 2017 with Dave And The Divas.  

She knows it’s important to teach singing in a healthy, happy and safe way. She took up this particular genre when her children were very young as she needed something outside of the house that didn’t involve changing nappies and really felt she wanted to make friends that made her feel like more than “mum”. And, she hasn’t looked back since as Mary’s explained: 

“I would love to be able to share the love of our hobby with women who haven’t discovered us yet. It has given me fabulous opportunities and it can change people’s lives. We are a non profit community group and the group was established in 1975 and I want to take them into the next 40 years!”

 Avon Harmony sing a variety of styles from Movies, West End show, contemporary, retro, classic to barbershop music. From Adele to musicals to Swing, they are working towards having something for everyone. 

 Mary said: “This is far more than a singing group with a place for every woman who can hold a tune. AH offer boundless enthusiasm, fun, friendship, room to grow, a family, escape from our normal lives and the chance to wear sequins! You don’t even need to be able to read music as we have learning tracks that you can sing along with. We are a non profit community organisation.”

 Come and join them as they need your voices on the risers and be part of the new 2018 Avon Harmony revolution going to Convention and beyond. Rehearsals are every Thursday evening at Fairfield High School, BS7 9NL from 7.30pm - 9.45pm. 

To find out more see www.avonharmony.co.uk or check out the facebook page.