Full Score is a relatively young choir founded in 2017. At the heart of our choir is barbershop music, a unique style of singing most famously attributed to four-part male voice harmony. We are a barbershop chorus, consisting of 20 voices, performing SATB, TLBB and various other voice part arrangements in both chorus and quartets.
Each year we take on challenging repertoire, learning beautiful ballads with gorgeous harmonies and precisely executing lively barbershop up tunes. Along with traditional Barbershop pieces, we also enjoy much loved barbershop covers, adding a new flare to Queen songs, or jazzing up Disney classics.
We are a very friendly society, we love catching up with each other in the pub after rehearsals, and have a very, very exciting first social planned for this year. Along with a great time and tremendous fun, socials are key to our society, as being a tight-knit group dramatically improves our sound. Unity within the choir is key!
Singing in previous concerts with Music Durham along with stand-alone performances across Durham, we love to perform. This year we have plans for at least one solo concert each term, collaborating with Durham’s other top choirs and singing slightly further afield than the Durham castle walls!
Selling out all 6 shows in the Fringe in 2019, we are so excited to bring Full Score back to the incredible festival in Edinburgh next summer. During our time at the Fringe we were also awarded the Derek award, naming Full Score as the best A Cappella group at the Fringe in 2019.
President: James Wakefield
Email Address: [email protected]
Rehearsal: Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Auditions: Round 1 of auditions will commence in Week 1 of Michaelmas Term
For auditions, we would like to hear a solo piece of your choice (2 – 3 minutes). This MUST be performed without backing or accompaniment. We recommend a jazz standard or a piece of Musical Theatre. There will also be a range test and a couple of short aural exercises. For our top tips and ideas of what we are looking for, check out the Full Score social media!
In summary, if you love singing, love making great friends, and enjoy the challenge of a unique style of music, Full Score is the choir for you. Do sign up for auditions this year, we cannot wait to hear you sing!