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  • Singing Through the Ages (Quantum Acoustics, The Plainsmen)
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 4 Jul 2021
    Singing Through the Ages
    An acapella concert where the entire Plainsmen chapter – Chorus, Youth Choir (Quantum Acoustics) and our best quartets – celebrate the power of music to bring together people of different generations with varying musical tastes and backgrounds. Performers will range in age from 14 to 83, music will span over 150 years and cover a range of styles – including jazz, pop, folk and show tunes.

    One night only!

    Saturday August 14th 7:30pm - Aldersgate Centre 309 Durham Street North, Christchurch Central. Tickets $20, Student and Seniors $15, Children under 14 free. We will advise how to purchase tickets shortly. Meanwhile put this “must see” concert in your diary now!
  • Anzac Day Service Cust
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021
    We're excited about the opportunity to support the Cust Community to celebrate Anzac Day on Sunday 25 April 2021 at 10am. It's especially poignant this year as last year's service was cancelled due to Covid19. . This past year has given us a small glimpse of the challenges faced by a country at war and a greater appreciation of the power of collective action, sacrifice and support for each other. The songs we will sing reflect that theme.
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 30 Mar 2021

    Barbershop Harmony NZ invites you to a great weekend of fun, fellowship
    and fantastic contests with friends from around Aotearoa.

    Friday 24th – Sunday 26th September 2021

    The Regent on Broadway, 53 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand

    The convention will include BHNZ National Chorus and Quartet Contests.

  • Open Night for New or Rejoining Members
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020

    THE PLAINSMEN, ANYONE CAN LEARN, ANYONE CAN SING. We're holding an OPEN NIGHT on July 6th 7:15pm at 3 Brake Street Church Corner. Come along, enjoy singing in an a capella (unaccompanied) male chorus and get to know a diverse group of men who enjoy harmony and camaraderie.

    If you’re not sure who we are or what we do this website and our you-tube Playlist  will answer some questions.. Feel free to call Lynn Humphrey on 021748846 for further information .
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 17 Dec 2019


    Nowhere is our love of singing and the comradeship of our choral brothers more obvious than at our "Afterglow". Last night after our final (very relaxed) practice we headed off to the nearest watering hole for drinks, refreshments and more acapella singing. And we had the opportunity to acknowledge that 4 of our members had their 80th birthdays this year (Terry Maunsell, Terry Popplewell and Bryan Taylor and  Bill Hotter).

    Some wit pointed out that our very successful quartet (Promenade) collectively were not 80 years old - an indication of the vast age range of our members.

    We wish all of our families, friends and supporters a Happy, Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2019
    We are so pleased with our Chorus Results at the weekend. We were second in the Chorus competition and perhaps more importantly the "Most Improved Chorus". This is a credit to all members who worked so hard, our Musical Director Gavin Hurley for his talent and inspiration and to our families, friends and supporters.  For those of you who are past members or considering joining us now is a good time as we reset our goals and repertoire.
  • Success for Plainsmen Quartets at Nationals!
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2019
    Congratulations to The Vocal Network  a quartet with long and deep associations with the Plainsmen - winners of the National Quartet championship and to all our quartets who acquitted themselves so well (special mention to Promenade - still students at Burnside High who were placed fourth).  Along with the Chorus success it's been a great weekend
  • CERT Gaming Trust Supports The Plainsmen
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 7 Mar 2019
    CERT Gaming Trust Supports The Plainsmen
    We are pleased at acknowledge the financial support of the CERT Gaming Trust which will allow upwards of 30 members of The Plainsmen to attend the Harmony Education Aotearoa training event to be held at Middleton Grange School in Christchurch on 22-24 March 2019.
  • Sponsorship by Southern Trust
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Sep 2018
    Sponsorship by Southern Trust
    We are pleased to announce that The Southern Trust has given us a grant towards accommodation and some airfare costs to attend the NZ Barbershop Convention in Tauranga 21-23 September, 2018
  • Sponsorship by Rata Foundation
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Sep 2018
    Sponsorship by Rata Foundation
    The Rata Foundation has generously given us a grant to assist with our operational expenses for 2019.
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