We mostly sing close barbershop harmonies, arranged for women’s voices, though we do also have a range of more traditionally arranged pieces. Our repertoire includes a mix of ballads and ‘up tunes’ and might be anything from 60s tunes like One Fine Day, to Sting, Elvis or Cole Porter.
The barbershop style involves close harmonies, and we incorporate movement and showmanship into our presentation. The style is acappella, and we perform without music. We sing for our own enjoyment, but of course it is about sharing our love of this art form, so we do perform for community groups, or host concerts as often as we can.
Brisbane City Sounds is a member of Sweet Adelines International, which guides our repertoire and the style of our performances.
The organisation hosts an annual national competition and we have competed multiple times since chartering in 2002.