Barrington A Sowden, Diversity & Inclusion Team Chair Barrington was first introduced to barbershop in 2013 when a member of the Kingsmen, having heard his speaking voice, approached him and asked if he could sing. Following a Sing for Free initiative in September that year, he joined the chorus and his love for barbershop music began. Indeed, within just a few months, he was invited to join a quartet, and shortly afterwards performed with them at a wedding – a rather daunting experience to say the least. In November 2016, Barrington became the Musical Director of the new Devonshire Masonic Choir, a huge challenge but one that he relished. The choir, which started as a male-only group, is now mixed and, shortly before lockdown, performed at the Annual Masonic Christmas Carol Service. Barrington feels he now has a greater understanding of music (he is learning to play saxophone and keyboard). He remains busy with The Kingsmen where he is currently Membership Secretary, Assistant Bass Section Leader and a member of both the Music Team and the Committee.