We are an all-male voice chorus based in Telford, Shropshire, specialising in unaccompanied singing from the barbershop tradition. We belong to the British Association of Barbershop Singers and welcome new members. We offer our members a sense of achievement from taking on new challenges in the company of cheerful and friendly people, and our audiences the delight of being sung to in four-part harmony
Even in these times, our rehearsals are open to the public and to potential new members, so why not pay us a visit?
We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.30 - 9.30 using a well known video conferencing technology. It allows us to maintain our social connections, and while the technology doesn't allow remote choral singing (due to the inherent delay in the connections), nevertheless, we have found ingenious and creative ways to work together on vocal technique and learn new songs
As a visitor, we will invite you to shadow one of our members for the evening so you can get a flavour of who we are and what we do. Go on - get in touch!
WHAT DO WE DO?
In “normal times” we support a range of local events with our songs - from community fund-raisers to more formal Civic performances. And we even occasionally enter Regional and National singing competitions.
Below is a new year message we recorded in lockdown with our sister chorus, Severn Harmony. The Parting Glass is a traditional Irish tune in a new arrangement by our MD, Liz.
"So fill to me the parting glass. Good night and joy be to you all"
To find out more about the Telfordaires, browse this website, or find us on facebook. Search for “Telfordaires”
If you're thinking ahead, why not hire The Telfordaires to entertain at your event? We can perform at corporate functions, charity and community events, birthday and christmas parties, awards nights, weddings, engagements, anniversaries and even funerals and memorial services. In fact we can bring some Telfordaires' magic to almost anything. We are taking bookings for when we are allowed to sing in public again - later in 2021 we hope! So do get in touch.