If you love to sing Fascinating Rhythm is always looking for new members to join our award-winning chorus.
Where and when?
Whether you like to sing high, low or somewhere in between, you’ll find a warm welcome from us.
Come along to one of our rehearsals on a Thursday evening from 7.30 – 10.00 pm at the Greenfield Centre, Park Avenue, Winterbourne, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS36 1NJ.
At your first or second rehearsal visit, we will invite you to join us for our voice warm-up session and vocal craft practice.
Stay for the evening where you can watch us brush-up our repertoire songs and choreography! And, depending on the time of year, witness us work through new songs for our performance package in readiness for the LABBS national Barbershop competition which takes place each October.
If you get a sense that we are what you are looking for, the joining process can begin, full details here Introduction Leaflet
A warm welcome awaits any visitors who come to a rehearsal; just get in touch and let us know you would like to visit us and we will be sure to look out for you!
Why Choose Us
What do I need to do?
To join us, all you need is a basic ability to sing and a desire to immerse yourself in the world of Barbershop and a cappella performance.
We have a four-stage appraisal process for new members to complete to become a full singing member of Fascinating Rhythm. At each stage, the section leader and the music team will support you, and you will be given feedback at each step in the process. In return for your hard work and enthusiasm, you’ll enjoy a rich and rewarding experience. We sing in public and at private events, and compete in national competitions. To ensure that we are more than ready to perform, we regularly undertake coaching sessions to hone our craft.
For more information on membership, please complete the membership form and we will be in touch.
You will be in safe hands – and what a buzz you’ll get from singing with a big chorus!
For potential members under the age of 18, we have a safeguarding policy available on request. Our lower age limit is 14 years. For younger potential singers, check out our junior chorus – Junior FR
Below are a selection of reviews from some of our workshops and performances.
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Meet some of our our Members
WENDY DANIELL (Baritone)
“I’ve retired early so finally have quite a bit of free time. I belong to a choral society but fancied joining a second choir that sang more light-hearted music. It was an Internet search that brought me to the Fascinating Rhythm website. I liked the look of what I saw, so I filled in the contact form and clicked on “Submit”. Within a day, not only had I heard back from Margaret but also been invited by Andrea to join a car share for the journey to rehearsals. What a friendly start! I was blown away at the first rehearsal when I saw the chorus perform its highly-placed songs from the annual LABBS Convention. Everyone is very welcoming and supportive, and already I feel like an established member. One aspect I particularly like about Fascinating Rhythm is the structured approach it takes to learning songs and making sure that everyone comes up-to-scratch for performances. I am looking forward to my first convention.”
Vicky Champion (Lead)
“I went on a singing holiday last October and ended up doing an hours worth of tags with three barbershop guys and absolutely loved it. They also told me about the Convention, and I decided to go. When I registered the form asked who I was supporting, and I put Fascinating Rhythm as it was the closest group to me (must have been Karma!). I loved the Convention and joined in with tags in between things – a great buzz! My mission then was to find a group to join. I was disappointed with the ones I visited in terms of energy, friendliness and attitude, so when I came to Fascinating Rhythm (having seen your stunning set at the Convention too!). The immediate friendliness, Jo’s brilliant Directorship and the energy of the group it was a no brainer and here I am. I am loving it – it’s challenging, getting me to sing in a different way to anything else I have done and it’s really wonderful to be part of such a determined, friendly and energetic group of ladies – thank you for making it so wonderful!”
Amy Ford ( Lead)
“I wanted to join Fascinating Rhythm because a really good friend of mine sings in the chorus and has told me how much she loves it, and it has transformed how she sings. I sing in a community choir and have been wanting to improve my singing technique and try the challenge of 4 part harmony for a while, so when the opportunity came, I went for it! My first few weeks have been great – every single person I have spoken to has been so welcoming, and the wall of sound Fascinating Rhythm can create is mind-blowing. I can’t wait to get trained up and bring it to the big stages!”
Kate Bishop (Lead)
“I have always enjoyed music, playing Clarinet and Drums (not at the same time), but I’ve never really sung in a choir. A friend of mine introduced me to FR 2 years ago when I attended the workshop in 2017. I soon found my way into the bass section and had a great day, but not the courage or commitment to join. My friend invited me back to the workshop in 2018, and something clicked, and I felt I must join Fascinating Rhythm. I feel at home in the bass section, all have made me so very welcome. I love the harmonies, and Fascinating Rhythm makes such a glorious sound; it is great to be part of it. I’m learning new songs and enjoying the challenge that singing with committed members brings; there is no sitting on your laurels though, Jo the MD makes us work hard on a Thursday. A brilliant way to spend an evening, I feel privileged to be a member of Fascinating Rhythm.”
Our rehearsals are a time when we can hone our skills and become a cohesive chorus.
We are a team and working together inspires us to reach our full potential.
Rehearsals are when we polish our repertoire, work on vocal and visual craft and enjoy the immense pleasure of blending our voices to become one awesome wall of sound.
It is also a time when we build relationships and have fun together.