5ways Chorus are a group of men who love to sing in the Barbershop style. Founded in 2003 they have quickly established themselves both locally and nationally as a chorus dedicated to the enjoyment of acapella 4 part harmony. Their infectious enthusiasm is guaranteed to put a smile on your face with a programme ranging from 19th century minstrel songs through to popular songs by the Everly Brothers, the Beach Boys, Walt Disney and even Queen! Our repertoire is always growing.
5ways Chorus was accepted as full members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers in the autumn of 2005. Having been formed by 3 keen individuals, we are proud that we now number some 20+ members. We compete at the National Barbershop Convention and the Oxford, Milton Keynes and Chipping Norton Music Festivals each year.
5ways Chorus have sung and entertained at many local events such as fétes, weddings and birthday parties. We regularly visit senior citizens in homes in and around the Byfield, Brackley, Daventry, and Banbury areas to entertain them. Perhaps not surprisingly after any of the above events and even after rehearsals they can often be found in local hostelries partaking of light refreshments and singing another song or two.
Chairman — Mark Schofield, Secretary — Anton Burger, Treasurer — Tony Keen, Musical Director — Shanna Wells, Chorus Manager — Clive Adkins.
Our repertoire consists of songs written in the barbershop style, from up-tempo show songs to romantic ballads.
These songs range from traditional barbershop standards like My Wild Irish Rose to more up-to-date pieces such as Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King, Amarillo as sung by Peter Kay for Comic Relief, Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen and Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin