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


Jazz and All That
7.30 pm Friday 31 May, at Storyhouse, Chester
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Fancy being transported to The New Orleans Jazz festival? This event at Storyhouse will take you on the journey from ragtime to big band, swing to rock n’ roll, jazz-rap to jazztronica! 

The evening will feature us, A Handbag of Harmonies, The Original Panama Jazz Band, sensational guitarist John Chatterton and amazing jazz fusion performances from T!no and Friends and Broken3Ways. All proceeds from the event will go to the saving newborn babies in Ukraine campaign.  

Tickets: https://www.storyhouse.com/whats-on/jazz-and-all-that


Deva Fest

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

More pictures HERE


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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

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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

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