Eddie’s ready to hand over role as curtain falls on Barbershop career - The Evesham Observer

Eddie’s ready to hand over role as curtain falls on Barbershop career

Evesham Editorial 17th Nov, 2023   0

A VETERAN Barbershop singer has ended his singing career with a plea to young men to follow in his footsteps and sing Barbershop.

Eddie Howell, who has just celebrated his 88th birthday, has been made an Honorary Life Member of the Pershore-based chorus, Vale Harmony The A Cappella Fellas.

As a past Musical Director and tenor singer, Eddie, from Pinvin, has staged numerous concerts raising thousands of pounds for charities over the 30 years he has sung with the chorus.

Receiving his Life Membership certificate, Eddie said: “Barbershop has been my life for a very long time. I wish I could turn the clock back but I can’t. I would encourage any young man to sing… and sing Barbershop. It will give you so much joy.”

Chris Dobbins, the chorus chairman, said Eddie was a brilliant example of how singing as a hobby can transform your life.

“Eddie has been an inspiration to so many over the years and so many charities have benefitted from his devotion.”

Vale Harmony have been singing in their four-part, close-harmony Barbershop style for 45 years.

They continue the tradition and offer a warm welcome to any male singer at their rehearsals on Wednesday nights at 7pm at the St Andrew’s Centre in Church Street, Pershore.

Visit www.valeharmony.co.uk and www.singbarbershop.com for more information.


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