A Handbag of Harmonies

A Handbag of Harmonies is a choir of vivacious women from Chester who create a party wherever they go. With pink feather boas and glitzy handbags, we sing in four-part harmony with dazzling choreography and guarantee to leave audiences with smiles on their faces. More info


Handbags online 


After nearly a year with no Handbag for a Day - it's back, in a slightly different guise, online.
Led by our Musical Director, Matt Baker, you can sing for the joy of it, with a bit of learning on the way.

Christmas Street - the video

We are very proud to have been a part of this beautiful Christmas film from Theatre in the Quarter. The film lasts for 15 minutes and people who know Chester will recognise the locations.

Cathedral Christmas Tree

We can’t come and sing to you live this year, but we’ve been busy decorating our tree in Chester Cathedral’s Christmas tree festival.


Relight my fire

Another of our lockdown videos - this time singing with our fabulous friends the Proud Marys 


You don't have to say you love me

We have missed singing in our city, so here's a little tribute set to a back-drop of Chester's eerily empty streets


We're still singing

We may not be allowed out, but we can still sing.
See our video  Downtown Locked-down


VE Day celebration

'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree' - the Handbags go back to 1945 to celebrate VE day


See the Garden Quarter, Cambrian Rd VE day video

Where to see us

Choir pic

February Road Trip - the last time we were let out!

Handbags travelled to Bury St Edmunds, where choir member the fabulous Keddy Sutton is starring in Shirley Valentine at the beautiful regency Theatre Royal – we were delighted to sing before and after this fantastic show. Big pic

Book us

We can offer performances from 20 minutes to a full evening, indoors or outdoors with as few as 20 and as many as 60 singers. We perform at openings, parties, fund-raisers, concerts, private and corporate events.
Contact us

Sing like us

Be a Handbag for a Day and learn to sing in four part harmony as a member of a choir with the help of our director, Matt Baker.
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What people say

Hearing the Handbags for the first time sent a tingle down my spine as soon as they started singing

Chester resident

I can't remember having so much fun watching a choir before

Russell Watson, tenor, judge, BBC Last Choir Standing

Very good quality singing...could be Britain's favourite choir

Suzi Digby, vocal coach, judge, BBC Last Choir Standing

World class act

Michael Green, editor, Chester Chronicle