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  • September 2019 Update: Barbershop Harmony Festival Special Edition
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019

    contest results

    With a score of 78.8, The Baden Street Singers are your 2019 Barbershop Harmony Festival Mixed Chorus Champions! We’re so proud of the work that everyone has put in to achieve such a great score, and with two original charts, at that!

    Barbershop Harmony Festival: Vlog

    In addition, we've created a lighthearted, behind-the-scenes video of our time in Hobart below!
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019

    Lotterywest Grant

    We are proud to announce that we're the beneficiaries of a grant from Lotterywest, which has been used to purchase our own choral risers for the ensemble. 

    Newfangled Harmony Concert and School Workshop

    The Newfangled Four with The Baden Street Singers

    World-renowned comedy quartet, The Newfangled Four, flew in this week for an incredible one-night-only show! Thank you to all who attended our concert, which was a success, both creatively and financially.

    The Baden Street Singers were the supporting act of the concert. In the week leading up to it, we co-operatively ran a school workshop with the quartet, under Nick Schurmann's direction. We also had some incredibly valuable coaching delivered to us (and some very silly hangouts in-between.)

    Well done to the students who attended our workshop earlier in the week and especially to those who performed alongside us on the night!


    We have continued to bolster our ranks with more singers! This year, to date, we’ve managed to add 13 more singers to our ensemble. Membership is at a record high and our sound has never been more unified.

    Barbershop Harmony Festival: Quartets and Performance Times

    We are preparing for the annual Australia Barbershop contest and convention in September, which will take place in Hobart this year! We’re bringing across two new arrangements, one of which is an original song written by our member, Julia Nicholls. Both charts were arranged by Nick Schurmann, our director. The Baden Street Singers will be performing Saturday, September 21st at 1155 hours (UTC +10:00). That's 1355 Perth time

    Additionally, two of our quartets will be competing this year. They would be The Rats and The Resomancers. Quartet contests will take place Thursday, September 19th, with the Resomancers and the Rats on at 0905 hours (UTC +10:00) and 1419 hours (UTC +10:00) , respectively. Watch this space for a link to the webcast! We'll let you know via Facebook if we make it to the finals.

    A quick part breakdown:

    The Rats

    Tenor: Julia Nicholls
    Lead: Caitlin Telford
    Baritone: Thomas Filmer
    Bass: Nick Schurmann

    The Resomancers

    Tenor: Matt Chung
    Lead: Matt Nichols
    Baritone: Jeremy Skinner
    Bass: Nick Schurmann

    Yes, Nick has had a very busy year.

    The Baden Street Singers In Concert: Save the Date

    The venue has been booked - we'll be hosting our very own concert on Saturday November 23rd at Perth Modern. We'll keep you updated as to the specifics soon!

    That's all for this month. I'll be back with a post-festival writeup next month!

    Matt Chung
    Media Officer

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  • 2017 Auditions
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 13 Feb 2017


    We are very excited to announce that this year there we will be under the combined direction of three excellent conductors. Our current director, Lionel Pierson will be joined by Adam Brockway, previously the director of acclaimed ensemble Naya Chorale and Perry Joyce who hails from the WA opera chorus, Giovanni consort, and Rejoice Gospel Choir among many others. Each of these directors is an exceptional conductor with a wealth of musical knowledge to impart and working with them promises to be an incredibly rewarding experience so we urge you to jump at the opportunity!

    Rehearsals are currently held on Wednesday nights, 7:00 to 9:30. Attendance is required to all rehearsals, except in significant circumstances. (You are encouraged to discuss 

    Our schedule in 2017 will consist of 3 seasons:

    Season 1 will focus on a range of a cappella genres and involve participating in the Denmark Festival of Voice (2nd – 4th June 2017) culminating in a concert in Perth midyear.
    Season 2 includes preparation for the Pan Pacific Barbershop Convention in Sydney from Wed, 27 Sep to Wed, 4 Oct 2017 (approx) as well as a performance of our contest repertoire in Perth before our departure. 
    Season 3 is our Christmas season where we will aim to do a variety of Christmas performances for different events around Perth culminating in our own Christmas concert in late December.

    For each season there will be a participation cost of $50 per member or a cost of $120 for the year. Anymember who auditions at the start of the year may participate in however many seasons they choose. Rehearsal night will be chosen based on the availability of prospective members and will be announced once the audition process is finalised. At the moment we are leaning towards Tuesday nights.

    Auditions will be held on request. Please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

    Audition requirements are:
    - 3 excerpts (to be supplied upon email application) to be sung with an audition quartet, 2 of which must be sung form memory
    - a simple range test
    -an optional solo piece if you'd like to be considered for solo's later on

    Do not hesitate to contact us with any queries!

    To book an audition, send us an email with the times you are available at 
    We look forward to hearing from you!

    The Management Team,
    The Baden Street Singers
  • Announcing our School Workshops
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 5 Jul 2016
    The Baden Street Singers are inviting high school students and music teaching professionals to join us for our full day of A Cappella Harmony workshops on the 6th of August, click here for more information.
  • Denmark Festival of Voice
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2016
    The Baden Street Singers were met with appreciative audiences over the June long weekend with a much welcomed standing ovation from our first concert of the festival. Special mentions must be given to our friends at Vocal Evolution for their killer show on Saturday night, Tuxedo quartet, who had their first general public performance at the festival, and Tangent as well as Lockout for their great sets and quartet battle on Sunday night. Thanks Denmark, looking forward to seeing you again next year!
  • Rehearsals Starting This Week
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 29 Mar 2016
    Rehearsals for our first project of the year, the Denmark Festival of Voice, begin this week! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for some pictures and maybe a few sneak preview videos over the next 10 weeks.
  • Auditions Weekend
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 8 Mar 2016
    The Baden Street Singers are proud to announce that our auditions weekend has been a success! The amount of talent we saw over these two days was phenominal, we can't wait to hear the choir that comes out of it.
    Watch this space for more information on our first major project for the year, the Denmark Festival of Voice.
  • Auditions
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 5 Feb 2016
    Auditions will be held on the weekend of the 5th of March, where potential members will be asked to sing for our director and a small panel as well as having a short interview with an existing member of the management committee. Please see the Auditions page for more information.