Welcome To Cambridge Chord Company
Cambridge Chord Company is one of the best known choruses of its kind in Europe and have been in the top 10 choruses in the UK since forming in 1992. Our aim is to entertain our audiences through the unique power of the trained human voice in a manner they have never experienced before.
We bring energy, commitment and often laughter to our performance. Our repertoire, grounded in the close four part harmonies of the barbershop style, includes songs from many musical genres and spans the decades of the 20th century.
Since the chorus was founded in 1990, we have attracted critical acclaim, both in the UK and internationally. Under the direction of our founding Musical Director, Paul Davies, and Assistant MD Bob Croft, we have won British and European Championships and represented the UK in America. In 2004 were named Choir of the World at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Under the direction of Simon Hilton we have continued to excel in national competition, entertain audiences and enjoy ourselves at the same time, with our unique mix of harmony and off-beat humour.
The Men Behind The Music
Simon (Si) Hilton
With 35 years Barbershop experience, the last 10 with CCC as Assistant MD and vocal coach, Simon was the natural successor to Bob Croft. His professional approach along with his understanding of performance and vocal technique is perfect for the next phase of CCC’s development.
Outside CCC Simon coaches at national level and undertakes many BABS faculty duties at both Harmony and Directors colleges sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for the craft. Simon works as an aeronautics project manager during the day. In his spare time from work and barbershop he competes nationally in go-kart racing.
Steve Green Jnr.
Assistant Musical Director, Tenor Section Leader
Steve has been involved in barbershop singing for over 30 years since he joined his local chorus in Saffron Walden at the tender age of 12, which he later went on to direct, aged 18. He joined Cambridge Chord Company in 1998, the same year that the chorus won its first British Chorus Championship.
Steve is a highly experienced quartet singer, and has sung in quartets for nearly 30 years. His experience includes singing professionally with his first quartet Nickelodeon, who became the Mainstreet Quartet at Disneyland Paris between 1992 and 1995, where the group performed in the park and on stage to guests. Steve has been on the telly quite a bit with quartets over the years. Appearances include 2 Christmas episodes of Emmerdale!
Performance and Competition
Above all we love to sing – whether it’s in a big auditorium, at a corporate venue, in a pub, or even to ourselves during rehearsals, but once a year we take part in the national competition arranged by the British Association of Barbershop Singers, or ‘BABS’ as it is affectionately known.
These events are always in towns with large convention centres to accommodate the thousands of barbershoppers who descend on them for the annual convention.
BABS Convention Results
2016 – Harrogate, placed 5th
2015 – Llandudno, placed 6th and small chorus champion
2014 – Harrogate, placed 7th
2013 – Bournemouth, placed 5th
2012 – Southport, placed 5th
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