We are a friendly female singing group with a wide-ranging repertoire spanning over 200 years. We sing everything from barbershop through to 80s classics and beyond - all in four-part harmony, barbershop style.
We have travelled far and wide to appear on shows in the UK, Germany and Holland. Our love of music brings us together to create this unique style of harmonious singing.
Sadly, we cannot run physical rehearsals just now. But we are still running online rehearsal on Tuesday evenings. If you are interested in hearing more about The Pitchpipers
You can also catch up with us on our Facebook page!
Earlier this year, and to our deep sorrow, we lost our director Marilyn Penketh. Marilyn was core to the success of the club for 43 years and we miss her a lot.
But by an amazing stroke of luck Marilyn's daughter, Karen, volunteered to work with us on a temporary basis. Karen started singing barbershop with Marilyn in their front room when Marilyn form The Pitchpipers in 1977. Karen started out as a tenor and has sung all four parts in chorus or in quarters through the years. She became an Arrangement judge for LABBS in 1987 (now called the Music Category) and she won her first medal for quartet singing with Jamboree! back in 1997. Karen has gone on to win more medals with JaZZmine, Road Trip and Nova. She also sings with medal winning Southern Acapella mixed chorus and is currently very involved with The Collective, being a member of the Music Team and running lots of Zoom rehearsals.
Karen says "Singing is joy, and I love it." It's true, singing is joy, and we thank Karen for helping The Pitchpipers keep the joy coming.