Major Oak Chorus Quartets

Major Oak Chorus is proud to have the following quartets associated with our chorus.  We endorse all of them as excellent singers and entertainers, suitable for any occasion...

Oakie Dokie

A Cappella Barbershop Style

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Oakie Dokie

Oakie Dokie are all members of The Major Oak Chorus based in Nottingham. We first sang together as a quartet at a Movember ritual shave-off at The Worlds End, Lowdham, in November 2013.  We have sung together regularly since in private and at a number of public performances, for example to a party hosted by The Lord Lieutenant of Nottingham at his home, Caunton Hall.

We sing songs from The Major Oak Chorus , as well as many songs of our own.  We regularly perform at charity events as well as public events and also private and commercial functions.

We like to inject some fun into our performances, for instance we use a banana in our performance of the well know song "Java Jive"  - you have to be there!

The photo above was taken at the 2023 Major Oak  Chorus dress rehearsal 

2024 is proving to be a successful year for the quartet. We have been placed first at the Lincoln, Mansfield and Derby Music Festivals and successfully competed in the National Barbershop Quartet competition where we were placed 8th in the Senior quartet group.

Oakie Dokie are Pete Dowling (Lead) Mike Paterson (Tenor) John Mason (Bass) and Ron Morris (Baritone)

General public contact: Pete Dowling

0780 381 3196
Area of operation: East Midlands
County: Nottinghamshire
South Yorkshire


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QM Quartet are: Adrian Armstrong - Baritone; Steve Cox - Bass; Trevor Dawson - Lead; Paul Jeffery - Tenor.

QM have vast experience at singing in a variety of venues from contemporary music clubs to concert halls in Nottingham and further afield. They specialise in entertaining at concerts, festivals, both charity events and corporate events and celebrations of any kind.

You may have seen them around the city singing at the Hockley Hustle, the Space at The Contemporary, Wollaton Hall, The Council House, The Maze, Jam Cafe, Sobar or recently on Notts TV.

Awards and Achievements: 

International Quartet Bronze Medalists at the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers Convention, 'En Armonia', Calpe, Spain 2016.
Second placed in the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) National Senior Quartet Competition, Birmingham 2013: Birmingham 2014: Manchester 2016.
Quartet Semi Finalists at the British Association of Barbershop Singers' National Conventions in Harrogate 2014: Llandudno 2015.
First Placed Barbershop Quartet at the Lincoln Music and Drama Festival 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Photo Copyright: 
Eric Ideler
General public contact:
07966 910201