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October 3, 2017 - 11:00am

The Westminster Chorus from California was featured in two concerts in Christchurch on Saturday 16th September, 2017 at 3pm and 7:30pm at the Aurora Centre, Burnside High School. This was a wonderful spectale of barbershop singing also involving:...

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August 20, 2017 - 10:08am

On Monday 7th August, The Plainsmen were honoured to sing two songs at the opening of an exhibition as part of the commemorative activities for the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, Currently touring Australian and New...

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April 20, 2017 - 9:28am

The Plainsmen were delighted to provide the entertainment at the event held by Petersgate on the 18th of March to mark 21 years of provision of counselling services in the Upper Riccarton area.

We sang two brackets of songs including My Way,...

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March 25, 2017 - 2:05pm

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.

March 21, 2017 - 10:29am

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,...

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February 13, 2017 - 11:50am

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...

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December 20, 2016 - 1:58pm

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...

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December 13, 2016 - 10:25pm

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...

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December 11, 2016 - 10:32am

On the 26th of November, The Vocal Network gave a full evening's entertainment at The Nut Point Centre near West Melton. As expected, Andrew, Aaran, Ed and David did themselves proud. The venue was great, the music was...

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October 16, 2016 - 9:31am

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...

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October 16, 2016 - 9:30am

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...

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June 20, 2016 - 12:32pm

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 ...

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