About the St Oswald Singers/Razor Sharp

The St Oswald Singers (or Razor Sharp for Barbershop purposes!) had its beginnings at Westbury-on-Trym Parish Church (where Nigel Davies was then Director of Music) as part of the fundraising for the 1985 roof appeal and was initially a group of men’s voices. However, the slightly later addition of female voices gave the group much more musical flexibility, and from Choral Evensongs at Gloucester and Bristol Cathedrals to a performance at the Weston-super-Mare Playhouse and weddings as far afield as Stafford and Kent, the singers pride themselves on their versatility.

In recent years, rather than practise on a regular basis, we tend to get together for events such as this, but have a regular booking to sing at Thornbury Castle each Christmas Eve.

Barbershop in the past…

Razor Sharp – 1980’s

Raise a laugh – 2008

Raising the dead - 2012

Raising the dead – 2012

Razor Sharp Westbury 199?

Razor Sharp Westbury 198?/9?

St Oswalds, 1990s, Gloucester Cathedral

St Oswalds, 1990s, Gloucester Cathedral

St Oswalds and lots of friends October 2011

St Oswalds and lots of friends October 2011


3 responses to “Barbershop

  1. Pingback: Music for an Autumn Afternoon – 26 October | Richard Anning's Blog

  2. Tony jopson

    Yo – thanks for the Christmas card – great to see the old photos – do the St O’s still gig?

    • Hi Tony, great to hear from you and thanks for your news!

      The St O’s get together occasionally. They have been getting together regularly on Christmas Eve at Thornbury Castle for the last several years but in the last few have been getting together for the occasional concert – including one in St Mary Bourne this year. Look forward to catching up soon! BW.

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