SingSeptemberSingSeptember is a national campaign taking place in September 2020. This initiative is designed to help spread the word about Barbershop Singing in Britain. It will be run throughout the month of September and the BABS Marketing Department will run a nationwide campaign. There will be something planned on every day of September. The BABS Board of Directors are hoping every club will participate in this campaign in any way they can, no matter how big or small. SingSeptember can help your club to: Find new members Grow your audiences Encourage new talent Reignite musical passion and persuade someone to find their unused voice Raise your group profile Help engage more with your local community Take your music to those less able to access it Provide a learning experience for young and old alike But most of all, it will be fun for all involved! SingSeptember 2020 will be an online initiative and we will launch the nationwide SingSeptember in 2021. Information Events Partners and Affiliates A Masterclass with Claire Barnett-Jones Session Update We blame 2020, but it appears the gremlins have been at work with Claire’s recorded broadcast and we are unable to run the session as planned on the 19th September. BUT as they say, ‘everything will be alright on the Night’ and we are very pleased to announce that Claire's session will now run on Wednesday 23rd September and she will also be available for a live Q&A for us! If you would like to ask Claire any questions, please click here to send them in before the session. Claire has sent us a taster so you can have a sneak peak into her session: Mezzo Soprano, Claire Barnett-Jones is an English National Opera Harewood Artist and recipient of the Sir John Tomlinson Fellowship, Independent Opera Fellow and Samling Artist. She has performed at the Last Night of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, for Opéra National de Bordeaux, with the Orchestra of Valencia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and at the Wigmore Hall. Claire studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Academy Opera and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was a Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Soloist and a member of the RAM Song Circle. Her studies were generously sponsored by the D’Oyly Carte Memorial Fund Scholarship, The George Drexler Foundation, The May Gibson Charitable Trust, The Josephine Baker Trust, The Countess of Munster Trust, The Winship Foundation, Sir Ian Fleming Award from Help Musicians and The William Gibbs Foundation. This event will be streamed on our Facebook and YouTube channels. Further information will be posted on the day but subscribe to our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/c/singbarbershop to be notified when we are live!