• Community,  News


    Moving abroad is one of the few big life challenges you will face. Leaving behind friends and family will be a big wrench, you may feel homesick but, if you stay strong and persevere, you can create a brand new, exciting life in your new country.Lots of people will tell…

  • Events,  Fundraising,  News

    20th anniversary off to a good start

    With twenty years of singing harmony together, Spangles is excited to tell you more about their plans to celebrate this momentous event throughout 2024! The brainchild of Lyn Baines and Anthea Prentice, back in 2004, the chorus continues the ethos of friendship through the love of singing. As they have…

  • News


    COMPANIONSHIP MAKES A DIFFERENCEI have been telling you in the last few months that I love to sing – and I do. I have suggested you join a chorus – and I want you to! But there is more than just singing. People often think, for instance, that the ladies…

  • Events,  News,  Recruitment


    Fancy singing but never had the courage to walk into a rehearsal on your own? Well, Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus is offering you the chance to join other like-minded souls at the Open House on 22 February. “We know it can be difficult to make that first walk into a…

  • News

    Monthly Column – January

    I HATE CLUBS SO WHY SHOULD I WANT TO JOIN A SINGING GROUP? Because they are not just about the music and singing! It’s friendship and caring. It’s friendship and community. It’s friendship and “I’ve got your back”. It’s friendship and anything you need.Yes of course we love our a…

  • Events,  News

    Open House – 22 February 2024

    A golden opportunity to learn the iconic ‘Cups’ song from the film ‘Pitch Perfect’ in a cappella, four part harmony – and it’s totally free! We will provide teach tracks and help you learn the song and we’ll have some fun along the way. To find out more, complete the…

  • News

    Monthly Column – December

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR HARD-WORKING VOICE However you use it, taking care of your voice should be a top priority because your vocal cords are precious. At Spangles, singing to the best of our ability means taking care of our voices, never more important than when singing with Christmas Joy!…

  • Christmas,  News

    Monthly Column – November

    Christmas is only five weeks away. What are we all looking forward to? Christmas Trees…..Presents…… Great food……Parties…… Hearing from family in another country? Some of us may not have any of those things to look forward to, but we all have friends and neighbours, and perhaps sharing things with them…

  • News

    Monthly Column – October

    Health Benefits of Singing Singing is good for you, without a doubt! Studies done over several years have focused on the health benefits of singing. Singing releases endorphins into your system; makes you feel energised and uplifted. People who sing are healthier. Singing gives the lungs a workout, Singing tones…

  • News

    Monthly Column – September

    A CAPPELLA EXPLAINED What Is A Cappella? Thanks to films and TV shows such as Pitch Perfect and Glee, and musical groups like Straight No Chaser and Pentatonix, a cappella music has become very popular. The term a cappella is Italian for “in the style of the chapel” and is…

  • News,  Recruitment,  Videos

    We’re Back At It!

    After a long, hot summer, it’s so good to be back singing together again. We had some fun social meetings during our break and, yes, there was a bit of singing here and there, but there’s nothing like a proper rehearsal to release those endorphins and the feel good factor.…

  • News

    Monthly Column – August

    HAVING YOUR HAIR CUT? FEEL LIKE SINGING? SILLY QUESTION? Seriously, that’s what the young men did in America in the early 20th Century! We are jolly lucky to have inherited their joy in singing. That joy of singing without background music was called “barbershop” and it still is to this…

  • News

    Monthly Column – July

    Our Chorus Manager, Lyn, has a monthly column in the Costa Blanca News. July’s column explained why it’s good to sing in a choir. You can read all about it here. Benefits of Singing in a Choir If you doubt your ability as a singer, once you’ve taken brave steps…

  • News,  Social

    Pool Party!

    Although we’re on our summer break, we keep in touch and get together socially whenever we can. Our first meet up at Carol’s pool party was great fun with members of the Joy Gospel Choir. A relaxed day with a packed lunch, laughter, chat and, of course, singing! Next stop…

  • Events,  News

    Sing With Us This Christmas!

    Do you love Christmas? Want to be a part of the Christmas festivities this year? Look no further: Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus is offering women the chance to sing with them this Christmas. “We had such a lot of fun doing this in 2022 with The Grinch, that we decided…

  • Events,  News,  Uncategorized

    It’s a Wrap for Summer!

    What a great ending to the first half of 2023. We are delighted to welcome Rafi as a new Lead and we are so proud of Janice, who passed her first Baritone audition. Janice had only been to one rehearsal before going off on a long holiday, but like the…

  • News,  Recruitment


    Spangles is celebrating! Lyn Baines, Chorus Manager, said: “Good things come to those who wait, and we’re excited to be working with Stu Denham on the next phase of our journey. Stu has a musical background, has sung in a barbershop quartet in the past, and is no stranger to…

  • Community,  News


    Since our busy Christmas season, we have concentrated on updating our repertoire with new songs and welcoming our new members. We have kept our performance skills honed too! A concert at the Centro Cultural in Sucina on 6 May being just one. “We were honoured to be invited by the…

  • Recruitment

    Could It Be You?

    Our search for a new Musical Director begins on social media. Each week, we will share a new post, so feel free to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and share to get the word out there for us. Here’s the first one.

  • Coaching,  Events

    Open Event Success

    Our first Open Event in a while and we weren’t disappointed. From time to time, we invite people to come along and try out a cappella singing to see if it’s for them and we were joined by four lovely ladies: Sue, Davina, Pat and Maria-José. Three of them had…

  • Fundraising


    We’re in our tenth year of running our favourite fundraiser: the original Spangles 100 Club. It’s a fun and simple way for us to raise funds and this is how it works: 10€ per number Numbers enter a weekly draw for 10 weeks giving you TEN CHANCES OF WINNING! If…

  • Events,  News

    Open Event – 26 January

    Love singing, but always put off joining a choir because you weren’t sure you’d be accepted? Well, we’re offering you an ideal opportunity to find out if a cappella singing is for you. We are having an open rehearsal on Thursday, 26 January, from 10.30 until 13.00 at Centro Municipal…

  • Events,  News

    We Celebrate 18 Years of Singing

    What was a gem of an idea one sunny afternoon at a neighbour’s BBQ, became reality on 4 December 2004, when Lyn Baines and Anthea Prentice formed Spangles Harmony Chorus. “We had sung together in a barbershop chorus in Poole, Dorset before we settled here in Murcia;  we both missed…

  • Events,  News

    Our Festive Season

    The lead up to Christmas is always a busy time for Spangles and this year is no exception. They’ve chosen The Grinch as their 2022 theme, which should prove popular with the youngsters and adults alike. “We wanted to have a bit of fun with a new song and The…

  • Christmas,  Coaching,  Events

    Don’t Let Grinch Steal Your Christmas!

    Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus starts rehearsals in Los Alcázares, Murcia on 1 September after a well-deserved summer break. It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to dust off their Christmas songs in readiness for many engagements during November and December.  If you’ve toyed with the idea of joining a chorus,…

  • Events,  News

    A June Wedding for Spangles

    The Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers, of which Spangles is a founding member, recently reached out to respond to an urgent enquiry. County Councilor Brian O’Donoghue from Rathvilly, County Carlow in Ireland, planned to marry at the Hotel Perla Marina in Nerja, Málaga. He wanted to surprise his bride-to-be, Miriam,…

  • Community,  Events

    Spangles in the Community

    Spangles Ladies Harmony Chorus has a strong work ethic and strives to be the very best they can be.  Spangles has become a big part of the local community, spreading their love of a cappella singing wherever they can, as has been evident in the past weeks. Spangles has been…

  • Events,  Fundraising,  Uncategorized

    Barrington Fundraiser

    Spangles has an association going back over ten years, performing alongside Motown singer, Barrington. Having heard the sad news he had been in an induced coma for 2.5 months, and of course unable to earn a living, Spangles agreed they must do something. ”Barrington is a caring and generous soul…

  • Events,  News

    From Strength to Strength, Despite Pandemic

    Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus has coped well with whatever this pandemic has thrown at them. “The past two years have been unprecedented but we’re a very supportive team that’s great at facing challenges and coming out on top” said Chorus Manager, Lyn Baines. “2021 was no exception!” In 2020 the…

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