The Plainsmen

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

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Latest News

  • CERT Gaming Trust Supports The Plainsmen

    CERT Gaming Trust Supports The Plainsmen

    We are pleased at acknowledge the financial support of the CERT Gaming Trust which will allow ... Read more
  • Oxford Garden Fete 2018

    Oxford are holding their garden Fete this Sunday and two of the Plainsmen quartets will be ... Read more
  • Sponsorship by Southern Trust

    Sponsorship by Southern Trust

    We are pleased to announce that The Southern Trust has given us a grant towards accommodation ... Read more
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Upcoming Events

  • ANZAC Service at Cust

    ANZAC Service at Cust

    Thu, 25 Apr 2019
    The Plainsmen are very pleased to support the Cust community for its 2019 ANZAC Service at the Cust Community Hall at 9:30am on Thursday 25th April..We will be singing both ... more
  • Matariki Concert 29 June

    Matariki Concert 29 June

    Sat, 29 Jun 2019
    We look forward to our annual Matariki concert which will held on the 29th June. More details to follow. more
  • Young Singers in Harmony Regional Finals

    Young Singers in Harmony Regional Finals

    Mon, 29 Jul 2019
    The Plainsmen are very please to be assisting with the organisation of the regional finals of the Young Singers in Harmony competition in the wonderful auditorium at The Piano. Other ... more
  • Barbershop Harmony NZ National Convention

    Barbershop Harmony NZ National Convention

    Fri, 13 Sep 2019 to Sun, 15 Sep 2019
    The Plainsmen are proud to be the host chorus for Aftershock - the Barbershop Harmony NZ National Convention for 2019. This event will be held in the newly refurbished Isaac ... more
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Enjoy our Music?

Have a listen to The Plainsmen's recordings