Beautiful things strike a chord for Pershore chorus - The Evesham Observer

Beautiful things strike a chord for Pershore chorus

Evesham Editorial 6th Oct, 2022   0

‘BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder’ goes the saying and it was never more true than at a rehearsal session of the Pershore-based chorus Vale Harmony The A Cappella Fellas.

They’re competing in a quirky nationwide contest to demonstrate the best use of props in a song.

Vale Harmony chose an excerpt from a song, called “You Are So Beautiful To Me”, where they expressed their undying love to anything from a garden hoe, to a pair of skis, a bird in a gilded cage, a trowel, a toilet roll and even a mirror! “We take our singing seriously but we do like to have a laugh and a bit of fun,” said chorus chairman Chris Franey.

“I love skiing so what better object of my desire could there be than my skis!”

Colin Pemberton, who sings in the lead section of the chorus, added: “The hoe is a gardener’s best friend. It a classic fusion of design and purpose that has stood the test of time. I truly love my hoe; it is ‘so beautiful to me’.”

The competition is being run by the British Association of Barbershop Singers which is encouraging all its affiliated choruses to send in a video of their tune.

The winner will be the most original, or shows the best use of costumes and props, or the one which has the most likes and shares on social media.

Chorus director Mike Gearey, said: “I don’t know whether we’ll win but it made for a really amusing rehearsal.”

The video of Vale Harmony’s competition entry can be seen on their Facebook page via their website:


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