History

Since forming in 1978, Hallmark of Harmony has been named the best chorus in Britain seven times, as well as having represented the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) three times at the international barbershop contests in America (being the first ever British contestants). We’ve also recorded an album at the Abbey Road studios in London.

  • Hallmark perform as the reigning champions at the national convention in Llandudno.
  • Hallmark travel to America to compete at the international convention in Pittsburgh.

  • Hallmark win gold at the national convention in Harrogate with I Won’t Dance & My Romance.

  • Hallmark win silver at the national convention in … with Goodbye Dixie Goodbye & My Old Kentucky Home.
  • The Emerald Guard win quartet bronze at the national convention in Warwick.
  • Hallmark come second at the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition.

  • Hallmark win bronze at the national convention in Southport with Darktown strutters Ball & Do You Really Love Me.
  • Hallmark are invited for tea with the Mayor of Sheffield
  • Rotherham Beer Festival
  • Rothwell Music Festival
  • St Mary’s Worshop & Show
  • Dore & Totley Golf Club

  • September: Hallmark produce the barbershop musical ‘Chords of Steel’ at the Montgomery Arts Centre on Surrey Street.
  • Just In Time win seniors gold at the national convention in Llandudno.
  • Hallmark come 10th at the national convention in Llandudno with Liar Medley & What Kind Of Fool Am I.

  • Andy Petch steps down as director and is replaced by Andy Allen.
  • Hallmark start wearing silver suits with pink shirts.
  • Hallmark come 9th at the national convention in Harrogate with What’ll I Do & On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

  • Hallmark come 8th at the national convention in Cheltenham with There’s A Rose On Your Cheek & Swanee.

  • Hallmark come 7th at the national convention in Scarborough with Nice Work If You Can Get It & Time After Time.
  • Hallmark start meeting in Holt House School on Bannerdale Road for rehearsals.

  • Hallmark come 6th at the national convention in Harrogate with Over The Rainbow & Nice Work If You Can Get It.
  • Ward, Langdown, Exley & Turner won seniors gold at the national convention in Harrogate with Bless ‘Em All.

  • Hallmark come 7th at the European convention in Brighton with Taking A Chance On Love? & You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You/Ain’t It A Kick In?.
  • Hallmark start meeting in Halfway for rehearsals

  • Hallmark come 5th at the national convention in Harrogate with A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square & The Way You Look Tonight?.

  • Barry Clinton steps down as director and is replaced by Andy Petch.
  • Hallmark come 6th at the national convention in Harrogate with Sinatra Medley & There’s A Rose On Your Cheek.

  • Hallmark come 6th at the national convention in Bournemouth with ‘Till We Meet Again & Liar Medley.
  • Hallmark perform at City Hall & with Grimethorpe Band at Chatsworth.

  • Steve Holden steps down as director and is replaced by Barry Clinton.
  • Hallmark perform as the reigning champions at the national convention in Glasgow.
  • Redhead & I’ll Be Seeing You

  • Hallmark win gold at the national convention in Brighton with Happy Days And Lonely Nights & Looking Good But Feeling Bad.
  • Killarney Roaring 20’s in March.
  • Reg Cooper ‘Beautiful Day’ with There’s A Rose On Your Cheek.

  • John Grant steps down as director and is replaced by Steve Holden.
  • Hallmark replace their white jackets for blue jackets.
  • Hallmark win silver at the national convention in Blackpool.
  • Hallmark record their CD with Gordon Lorenz at Westfield

  • Hallmark perform as the reigning champions at the national convention.
  • Sainsbury’s: Semi-Finalist Buxton, 11/98.
  • Scarborough Retreat
  • Jim de Bussman?

  • Steve Holden steps down as temporary director and is replaced by original director John Grant.
  • Hallmark win gold at the national convention in Brighton with Let The End Of The World Come Tomorrow & I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover.
  • Rotary Glasgow.

  • Hallmark win silver at the national convention in Bournemouth with Sweet Georgia Brown & Georgia On My Mind, wearing black shirts and fedora hats.
    Ev Nau changed song for convention?
  • Steve Hall steps down as director and is replaced temporarily by Steve Holden.

  • Hallmark perform as the reigning champions at the national convention in Harrogate.
  • Smilin’ Thru win quartet gold at the national convention in Harrogate.
  • Hallmark travel to America to compete at the international convention in Miami, (which airs on national TV) with You Keep Coming Back Like A Song & Swanee.
  • Palladium? Clive Baldwin-Al Jolson Tribute Tony Hill conductor

  • Hallmark win gold at the national convention in Brighton with Goodbye Dixie & If This Should Be Our Last Goodbye.
  • Sainsbury’s: Quarter-Finalist Manchester.
  • Hallmark start meeting in Westfield School in Mosborough for rehearsals.

  • John Grant steps down as director and is replaced by Steve Hall.
  • Hallmark win silver at the national convention in Harrogate.

  • Hallmark perform as the reigning champions at the national convention.
  • Hallmark travel to America to compete at the international convention in New Orleans, (which airs on national TV) with Sing Me That Song Once Again Dear & Waiting For The Robert E Lee.
  • Sainsbury’s: Semi-Finalist Buxton.
  • Hallmark record the album ‘EMI’ at the world famous Abbey Road studios in London.

  • Hallmark win gold at the national convention in Bournemouth.
  • 14th September: Barbershop at the Barbican.

  • Hallmark perform as the reigning champions at the national convention.
  • Hallmark travel to America to become the first British competitor at the international convention in San Francisco, (which airs on national TV) and come 14th out of 17 choruses with If You Had All The World & It’s Gold, Goodbye Tootsie Goodbye.
  • Sainsbury’s: Semi-Finalist Buxton.
  • Hallmark start meeting in Eckington for rehearsals.

  • Hallmark win gold at the national convention in Bournemouth.
  • Summer in the City.
  • Festival with the King Singers at The Barbican.

  • Hallmark win silver at the national convention in Harrogate.
  • Hallmark record their first LP called ‘Barbershop Favourites’ in Stockport.
  • Sainsbury’s: Finalist Buxton.

  • Hallmark perform as the reigning champions at the national convention in Bournemouth.
  • Junction 33 perform as the reigning quartet champions at the national convention in Bournemouth.
  • Times Square win quartet gold at the national convention in Bournemouth.
  • Hallmark travel to America, staying with barbershoppers in Phoenix and culminating in two spectacular shows at Gammage Auditorium and Phoenix Symphony Hall.
    (Both choruses put on a show called ‘You ain’t Heard Nuthin’ Yet’, which featured the life and music of Al Jolson and was recorded and released on two cassette tapes)

  • Hallmark win gold at the national convention in Harrogate.
  • Junction 33 win quartet gold at the national convention in Harrogate.
  • Times Square win quartet bronze at the national convention in Harrogate.

  • Hallmark win bronze at the national convention in Warwick.
  • Junction 33 win quartet bronze at the national convention in Warwick.

  • Hallmark win silver at the national convention in Warwick.
  • Sainsbury’s 1st audition York.

  • Hallmark win silver at the national convention in Warwick.

  • Hallmark come 4th at the national convention in Warwick.

  • Hallmark come 4th at the national convention in Skegness.

  • Hallmark win bronze at their first national convention in Birmingham.

  • Sheffield Barbershop Harmony Club and its chorus ‘Hallmark of Harmony’ start rehearsing together at Gleadless Common with 8 members under the direction of John Grant.
Gleadless Common (1978-1989)
Eckington (1990-1993)
Westfield School (1993-2004)
Halfway (2005-2006)
Holt House School (2007-2014)
Sheffield Jesus Centre (2014-present)
John Grant (1978-1992, 1997-1998)
Steve Hall (1993-1996)
Steve Holden (1996, 1999-2000)
Barry Clinton (2000-2002)
Andy Petch (2003-2009)
Andy Allen (2010-2015)
Tim Briggs (2016-)