Sadly Plainsmen Geoff Rankin died on Tuesday 22nd March, 2017. Geoff had been a memeber of The Plainsmen since about 2003 although his deteriorating health had prevented his singing with us for a couple of years. He is remembered fondly by his barbershop friends.
Long-standing and much-loved member of the Plainsmen, John Buckley, died on 14th of March, 2017. John was a member of The Plainsmen since 1987, and had been involved in the chorus, various quartets and mixed groups for many years.He featured in top NZ quartets throughout his barbershop career,...more
The Plainsmen and our friendsThe Vocal Network gave a pre-Valentine's Day concert at the Christchurch Art Gallery on Sunday 12th February. There was some great singing in a wonderful environment. With songs such as "Wonderful World", "Something", "Shenandoah" and "Hello Mary Lou" what better way...more
On Sunday 18th of December, The Plainsmen went walkabout and had a great time provided some Christmas cheer to enthusiastic audiences at the Museum, the Art Gallery and at Ballantynes, plus an impromptu song to people outside the Bunsen Cafe and the Tram whose driver stopped and asked us for an...more
On the 3rd of December The Plainsmen again held their annual Christmas Concert in the Transitional Cathedral. This was a wonderful celebration of Christmas in the barbershop style. There were some new songs such as I've Been Working on the Railroad, There's a New Gang on Corner and Hallelujah...more
We are delighted to report that our Christchurch Barbershop friends, The Vocal Network, won the Open Quartet Competition at the recent Barbershop Harmony New Zelanad Convention held in Blenheim. Congratulations to David, Ed, Andrew and Aaron. See this...more
At the recent Barbershop Harmony New Zealand Nation Convention in Blenheim's brand new theatre, The Plainsmen won the trophy for the Most Improved Chorus. This is awarded to the chorus whose contest scrore increases by the most from one convention to the next. This is a credit to the men in The...more
The Plainsmen held another very successful combined concert with Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass on the 28th of May 2016 in the Middleton Grange Auditorium. A full house enjoyed a variety of brass band and barbershop music based on the theme "The City of Christchurch". Right from the ...more
Three of our members (Rob Grieve, Gary Kennett and Terry Maunsell) attended this "first class" barbershop training event organised by Jill Rodgers (Education Officer BHNZ) & Matt Gifford (Vice President-Education Team). It was held at Tawa College.
Rob writes: We chose classes...more