Quay Harmony is a Ladies Social Harmony group based in the Historic Port of Brixham, Devon.It was formed by a group of eight amateur singers in 2012. They formed initially to sing at the Brixham Fishstock Festival and to participate in local musical activities and concerts. A committee of volunteers was formed and their first Musical Director appointed. Their first concert took place at Victoria Park Methodist Church where they sang Adiemus by Karl Jenkins. From small beginnings the choir have gone from strength to strength. There are now 18 members, their Musical Director, Jane Anderson Brown and an accompanist. Their repertoire ranges from Musical Theatre to Classical Opera and they sing in 2 and 3 part Harmony. No auditions are required and the ability to read music is not essential. Quay Harmony are an inclusive, friendly choir and welcome members of 18+. We know that singing is good for you, builds confidence, reduces stress and helps with breathing. On top of all that members make new and lasting friendships. We regularly have social gatherings at members homes or local eateries and always include past members on these occasions. The choir has become very popular in the area, not just for their harmonious singing but for their contributions to Charity. They have performed at numerous charity concerts e.g The Rotary Club of Brixham’s Annual Charity Concert and events organised for the Rowcroft Hospice, performing at venues such as Agatha Christie’s Greenway House, The Galmpton Bonfire event and the South Devon Steam Railway. Quay Harmony reach out musically to many people in the community giving them much pleasure. They sang at The Purple Angel Concert at the Riviera Centre in Torquay to help raise awareness of dementia Each year the choir select a charity to support where monies from their Annual Summer and Christmas Concerts go to. These have included:- Lupton. house Renovation Fund, Contribution to the Brixham Library defibrillator, Shoalstone Sea Water Pool, Brixham Does Care and YES at the Edge. This year we are proud to be supporting The Brixham based Trinity Foundation and its work with youngsters to give them life changing experiences. They have also supported local churches, performing at Songs of Praise at Galmpton Barn Chapel and at St Mary’s Flower and Craft Festival Concert. The choir have been guests of The Brixham Orpheus Male Voice Choir and also hosted Concerts featuring guest choirs e.g Chester Male Voice Choir and the Torbay Police and Community Choir. During the Summer 2018 they hosted a concert featuring the Beaufort Male Voice Choir from Wales in Brixham Theatre. The concert also featured Missing Tackle a local sea shanty group. They also perform at numerous local events e.g. The Brixham Festival of on board the replica of the Golden Hind. The choir also offers a platform for young musicians in the area to perform at their concerts. The choir is self supporting with the members paying a weekly fee which covers the cost of hiring the hall, paying their Musical Director, insurance cover, purchasing music, hiring venues and promoting concerts. They try to keep their subs affordable to make the choir accessible to the wider community. . Quay Harmony Ladies Choir take pleasure in singing and promoting concerts for the benefit of the wider community whilst raising much needed funds for local charities.
I used to sing with Quay Harmony and enjoyed every minute of it. Not only did the singing help my breathing quality but I felt if I wanted help in any way, any one of my fellow singers would come to my rescue. There is such a friendly atmosphere in the choir. Due to circumstances I am no longer able to join their ranks. Quay Harmony is an asset to young and old, especially in a small town like Brixham.