Bruce Eddiehausen is after 60 male singers to sing in the Warwick Men’s Gospel Choir.
Bruce Eddiehausen is after 60 male singers to sing in the Warwick Men’s Gospel Choir.

Male choir looking for new members

FOR Bruce Eddiehausen, there is no sweeter feeling than the one he gets singing in a male choir.

The music teacher and singer said the feeling a group of strong tenors, bass and baritones singing three-part harmony was something to behold.

And he wants 59 other blokes to get together with him to create that wonder.

Mr Eddiehausen, with his partner-in-crime and conductor Josh Hay, have formed the Warwick Men’s Gospel Choir and will perform 15 hymns in the Warwick Town Hall in September.

The choir currently has about 30 members, but Mr Eddiehausen is hoping to get another 30.

He stressed that you did not need to be able to read music, have ever sung before, or even be religious – just willing to have a bit of fun and participate in something special with a group of like-minded blokey choristers.

“I find singing in a male choir about as joyful a thing as I can do,” Mr Eddiehausen said.

“I thought, I wonder how many men in Warwick have sung in a choir? Most of the men who are in the choir at the moment would consider themselves non-singers.”

Mr Eddiehausen said he was making up songbooks and CDs with the part participants chose to sing recorded on it for all songs so as they can learn.

“We are open to absolutely anyone,” he said.

“The choir will improve every time we get another member. The more members we get, the better it will sound.

“We are more about friendships – we are not trying to be the world’s best choir.”

The choir will perform in the Warwick Town Hall on September 3 and the performance will be open to the general public.

If you would like to sing in the choir there is just one obvious hurdle to jump – you must be male.

The choir rehearses each Thursday from 7pm at The Lounge at the corner of Quinn and Carmody streets. You can just turn up on the night or alternatively, give Mr Eddiehausen a call on 4667 1531.



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