The latest studio recording from the Cottontown Chorus available to download on MP3…
It’s all about the harmony…
Harmony lives at the heart of the Bolton Barbershop Harmony Club, better known as The Cottontown Chorus.
It’s in the songs we sing, from traditional barbershop melodies to close harmony arrangements of songs by artists as wide-ranging as Edith Piaf and Meatloaf. And more than that, it’s in the fellowship shared by the chorus’s 60-or-so dedicated members; men of all ages and from all walks of life, but with one thing in common – their love of singing.
This passion for making music with nothing but their voices, combined with a commitment to achieving excellence, has seen Cottontown’s singers earn six national champion gold medals since 2005. No mean feat given that the national champion chorus is barred from competing the following year.
As national champions, Cottontown has also represented the UK three times at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s annual International Convention in America, and is returning again in 2017 to fly the flag for Britain. In the wider choral world, Cottontown is a former BBC Radio 3 Adult Choir of the Year.
It’s all a long way from the chorus’s roots, when four local men got together in 1975 to learn some songs in the barbershop quartet style. And yet, more than four decades later, it is that same unbridled enthusiasm for high quality close harmony singing which inspires the Cottontown Chorus to ever greater heights.
We hope you enjoy this taste of the Cottontown sound, and if you want to find out more about our chorus, including how you can get involved, visit our website at: www.cottontownchorus.co.uk