Harmony highs


THE Potato Shed will host The Geelong Bay City Conchords’ very first full concert on the Bellarine Peninsula this Sunday, October 10 at 2pm. A gold coin donation applies.

The all-male chorus of around 24 members, aged from 27 to 85, is only one of two barbershop groups performing in Victoria – and includes several Ocean Grove locals.

The Conchords are currently led by musical director Rod Stow, assisted by Major Chris Daria, US Army Air Force (ret), who bring a lifetime of experience to harmony in Geelong.

In their fourteen year history The Conchords have established a reputation in Geelong and the Western District as a quality act with their individual style and ringing harmony.

This was demonstrated at the National Barbershop Convention in Hobart late 2009, when the Conchords were placed second in the “most improved” division in Australia.

Besides traditional barbershop harmony, the ConChords specialise in ballads, sacred music, show songs and novelty routines, backed by a range of solo performances.

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