What are We About?


We enjoy singing great songs in four-part harmony. Our repertoire ranges from traditional barbershop to pop. Bing, Beatles, Beach Boys, Jersey Boys, shanties, show tunes, doo wop – we’ll sing anything if it has a strong melody and beautiful harmonies!

The chorus and associated quartets perform regularly around Christchurch – with annual mid-year and Christmas shows, ANZAC Day performances and various public and private events.

Thinking of Joining?


Since early 2018, The Plainsmen Chorus has been in growth mode and we are keen to give more people the opportunity to join in the fun and congeniality of making unaccompanied song under our new musical director, Gavin Hurley. If you are considering joining  you are welcome to attend a rehearsal. We offer an opportunity to come and sing with the chorus, experience the joy of a capella close harmony singing and meet a wide range of supportive men who are united in harmony. Perhaps you have already had some singing experience, perhaps not. It doesn’t matter, because if you are keen to explore further you will be given some singing coaching. We meet most Mondays at The Methodist Church Hall, 3 Brake Street Upper Riccarton, at 7:15pm. 

If this is of interest to you, then please get in touch. You’ll be very welcome.

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Latest News


Everyone in Harmony

Barbershop Harmony New Zealand National Convention  Palmerston North  24th to 26th September 2021.

We are delighted and very grateful to Pub Charity Ltd. They have kindly provided us with a significant grant to enable members to attend Harmony Education in May. It's a wonderful opportunity for us and we thank Pub Charity for supporting us.



On 19 June we performed in this wonderful event at the Piano Centre.
We are delighted to advise that this wonderful event raised a total of $3483 to the Champion Centre which provides multi-disciplinary early intervention services to infants and young children with significant disabilities and their families in Canterbury. Its a real privilege to be able to contribute to their beautiful work - and doing what we love at the same time. Thanks also to the Vocal Network for inviting us to perform.
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Upcoming Events

  • Singing Through the Ages

    Sat, 14 Aug 2021
    Singing Through the Ages An acapella concert where the entire Plainsmen chapter – Chorus, Youth Choir (Quantum Acoustics), our best quartets and our guest quartet the Vocal Network– celebrate the ... more
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