Who We Are

Our members are mostly current or former members of established men’s and ladies’ barbershop choruses from BABS, LABBS and Sweet Adelines, including Shannon Express, Ouse Valley Chorus, Phoenix Chorus, Rhapsody, Welwyn Harmony, Junction 14 and more. Our chorus includes several couples and other family members, proving that mixed voice singing is a hobby to be enjoyed together.

The chorus is managed by a steering group, currently made up of the following:

Cliff Rowe

Musical Director

Cliff has 19 years’ experience of barbershop as a member of Shannon Express chorus and Time After Time quartet. He brings a wealth of musical and directing skills.

Jill Foskett


Jill is a Certified Performance Judge with BABS. She has been singing in the barbershop style for 15 years and Black Cat Harmony was her ‘brainchild’!

David Foskett


David has been singing with Shannon Express for 15 years, for many of which he has been the Secretary and now the Chair. He also sings lead in Time After Time quartet.

Laura Elvin


Laura has been singing barbershop for 11 years. She was formerly a member of Phoenix Chorus, with whom she competed at two internationals. She also has several years’ experience of quartet singing including at regional competition level.

Russell Jones


Russell sings with two men’s choruses and has been librarian and music team member of one for 6 years.

All members of the Chorus are actively encouraged to share their skills with the rest of the chorus, for example by leading vocal or physical warm-ups or by hosting small-group rehearsals.

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