Chorus rehearsals restart on Tuesday 9th January.
This is just the beginning of a very exciting time preparing for Convention in May. We are lucky to have secured coaching from some very
accomplished barbershop coaches in the coming weeks to work alongside our Musical Director Graham.
Paul Davies will join us for an evening on 16 January to work on our choreography in 'Joint is Jumping'. Paul is renowned for being one of the most successful barbershop arrangers in the UK. He is the founder of Cambridge Chord Company, a men’s chorus, and took them to several gold medals in British and European contests, as well as picking up the Pavarotti Choir of the World trophy at Llangollen Eisteddfod.
David Sangster will be our resident coach for the Rhapsody weekend retreat on 17-18 February. We’ve enjoyed several coaching weekends with David in the past. David has been Musical Director of the Region 31 Champion Chorus, Forth Valley, since 2005 and has competed with them in the Sweet Adelines International Chorus competition.
Since we all enjoyed the coaching day with Sandra Lea-Riley back in November, we’ve managed to secure another date with her on 21 April, so please save the date. That’s only 3 weeks before competition so Graham is hoping for a full turnout please.
So, busy times ahead, but be assured, it will be fun and absolutely worth it when we pick up a medal at the Sage in May!