Manawatunes Chorus

Formed in 1996, the Manawatunes are a chorus of men who love singing. We sing acapella harmony, much in the barbershop style, but we also explore a range of other acapella music. We try to have a variety of music in our repertoire; from classic “Polecats” (cornerstones of the Barbershop genre) to arrangements of more contemporary numbers. We were the Barbershop Harmony New Zealand Champion Small Chorus in 2019, 2018, 2014, 2010 and 1999 and hopefully there will be further exciting news coming from our partnership with BHNZ in 2021. The Manawatunes meet to rehearse each Wednesday evening at the Red Cross rooms, and are delighted to have this opportunity to share our harmony with the public after a year where a number of our opportunities have dried up. We hope you will enjoy our performance, as well as the performance of one of our quartets, Sound Check!

How to Join

Men singers (high school age onwards) who are keen to sing acappella-style Barbershop are welcome to join us. After a few weeks you will be required to have an audition. A uniform is supplied.

Membership Fees

$110 per 6 months.

When and where we meet

Red Cross Training Rooms, 245 Main Street Palmerston North. Every Wednesday Evening 7.15pm

Contact Details

Ross Allen

Membership Secretary

06 3586880

Greg Thomson


06 3570228


245 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand