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

Coming events

Garden Quarter Summer Fair

Saturday 15 June, 10 am to 3 pm
St Thomas’ Church, 3 Cheyney Rd, Chester CH1 4BR

An exciting summer collaboration fair with Chester Blue Coat Primary School, St Thomas’ Church and the Garden Quarter
Lots of interesting artisan and craft stalls, bistro bar, ice cream van, cakes, face painting, games, entertainment and lots more! Come and see the Handbags singing at 11.30.

Although a few stalls will accept cards, do bring cash!

Music in the Market  

Friday 21 June, 5 pm

Come and join us in Chester Market on this, the launch day of Chester Heritage Festival 2024

A Handbag of Harmonies @ VXCC

Saturday 13 July at 7:30pm
Vicars Cross Community Centre, Thackeray Drive, Chester, CH3 5LP 

Save the date, spread the word and invite your friends and family. This is going to be a wonderful evening of music and community togetherness! Saturday July 13th - 7.30pm 


Deva Fest

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August,
Cholmondeley Castle SY14 8AH

The North-West's favourite family friendly festival, Deva Fest, is making its return this year to Cholmondeley Castle, and we’re thrilled to say we’ll be joining the line-up!
We are excited to let you know that A Handbag of Harmonies will be singing on the main stage on Saturday, celebrating 80s Day with uplifting anthems, Eurovision classics and all-round spandex themed loveliness!
We’ll then be heading into the Sailors Rest and popping up elsewhere to hit you with everything from ABBA to The Carpenters to Stevie Wonder........
And we’ll be back on Sunday night for another Sailors Rest session before the Old Time Sailors play their last set to finish the festival off. For more info about Deva Fest - getting there, tickets, etc. see devafest.co.uk/

For more info about Deva Fest - getting there, tickets, etc. visit: https://devafest.co.uk/

Previous events

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Community carol service
Chester Zoo
6 December 

We joined forces with the University choir and the Proud Mary’s to sing at Chester Zoo for a Christmas community carol service. We were delighted to sing for so many deserving children, teachers and carers at this very special and unique event.

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Ellesmere Port Flea Market
16 December 

We sang to shoppers outside Ellesmere Port Flea Market in the December sunshine.

Five Choirs Concert, St Thomas’ Church
10 December 

This concert, where we joined our friends Proud Marys, Chester University choir, St Thomas’ Church choir and Patchwork choir, was a truly memorable, magical and sparkling Christmas event.

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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.
More info

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

the entertainment was wonderful ... what a fantastic choir!

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

the entertainment was wonderful ... what a fantastic choir!

Chester resident