Quartets & Small Groups

Hallmark are blessed with a number of great quartets who are both competitive and for entertainment purposes, and will offer singouts for events where a full chorus is not required.

Apollo formed in 2012 out of four members of Hallmark of Harmony. We are one of the youngest quartets ever to compete in the national quartet competition, with an average age of just 16. Its members are:

  • Peter Bryant (Lead, aged 17)
  • Jonny Beeden (Bass, aged 18)
  • Mark Smith (Baritone, aged 18)
  • Nick Bryant (Tenor, aged 13)

Apollo is a quartet based around having fun, and enjoying music. Their performances are youthful and energetic, and audiences are always thoroughly entertained.

Contact Peter Bryant for more details.

Bandwagon quartet was formed in April 2008 in response to a request for a small group to sing at Doncaster Racecourse in Ledger week.

This initial event was a three day marathon which was a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

We have since performed at many different functions, including weddings, birthdays and at several charity events. We have been invited to sing regularly at Sheffield Millennium Galleries. We clearly impressed the staff there as we were asked to sing at a sister event in Tate Britain.

We continue to sing regularly endeavoring to expand our repertoire.

Doghouse

“What’s your name” asked the man behind the registration desk. With little, or no hesitation Matt replied, “Doghouse”. Our recently formed quartet, Andy, Simon, Matt and Mick, now had a name! a little unusual we agreed, but we quickly got over it.

Formed in the spring of 2006, we were now at the ‘Harmony College’ week-end, where we were about to learn more about close harmony singing. ( Highly recommended for all newcomers to Barbershop singing I might add)

Two days of invaluable tuition, culminated in a show on the Sat evening, where we aired our version of The Beatles’ Yesterday to the assembled barbershoppers. Wow! They loved us. They actually appreciated every act that night and made us all feel special.

Opportunities to vent our newly acquired skill on the public seemed endless, and so it proved with invitations to entertain at weddings, birthdays both civil and private, in fact, we would have sung at the opening of an envelope for a modest fee.

Highlights?

  • Reaching the 2008 quartet finals in Cheltenham, achieving a creditable 11th of the 16 finalists.
  • Being invited to join Chesterfield operatic for their production of the musical, ‘Music Man’ (and entertaining the cast after every performance)
  • Being able to put smiles on faces, virtually anywhere.
Forge in Song

The Emerald Guard are a crack team of barbershop practitioners, on a mission to bring high-quality a cappella thrills to all four corners of the globe (including the seven seas). Singing a wide range of cutting-edge barbershop and a cappella, The Emerald Guard are a quartet with a difference. We are available to safeguard the enjoyment factor of your event.

http://emeraldguard.co.uk/