Manawatū Overtones

The Manawatu Overtones is a Women’s Chorus who sing a cappella, four-part harmony in the barbershop style. Our chorus was first formed in 2004 and currently has approximately 35 members. We are an auditioned chorus and members, although not required to read music, must be able to sing holding their part (whether it be Lead, Baritone, Tenor or Bass) while other parts may be singing around them.

Leads sing the melody, Baritones provide the fill-in notes and round out the harmony, Tenors have a light, sweet, pure tone to their voice and sing the highest part while basses have the lowest voices and provide the foundation for the harmony.

How to Join

Women singers who are keen to see what we do with an interest in joining our chorus are welcome to come along any Tuesday night. The introductory process takes about five weeks and culminates in an audition.

Membership Fees

$54 per month for 10 months of the year for adults. Those aged under 25 years pay less.

When and where we meet

We meet each Tuesday at 7pm at the Community Leisure Centre, 569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North.

Contact Details

Jenni Masters

Marketing and Publicity Coordinator and member of the Membership Team


Stephanie Greaney

Team Coordinator


Club website: 


569 Ferguson Street, Terrace End, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand