Rhapsody are really excited to be competing in the annual Sweet Adelines' regional competition at The Sage in Gateshead on the weekend of 11th, 12th and 13th May.
We feel very honoured to sing in such a prestigious venue.
We would like to wish all competitors the best of luck in the competition.
We look forward to meeting up with old friends, and making lots of new ones!
Rhapsody gave an 'Outstanding' performance at the Peterborough Music Festival this year in the 'Barbershop' class.
Our Director Graham Davies was very pleased with the first public outing of our 2018 Convention package. The adjudicator was clearly impressed. Her first note read 'What a sound!'.
Graham gave particular thanks and 'well done' to our newest members, who did a great job. He thought we all looked 'amazing'.
All this bodes very well for Convention in 7 weeks time. But there's no room for complacency, we still have a lot of finishing touches to add over the coming weeks.
Here we are proudly displaying our trophy and certificates.
Thanks to our recent 4 week Acapella course Rhapsody chorus now has no fewer than 7 new members.
This brings the total membership to 39, which is a record number since Rhapsody's inception in 2008.
The newbies, pictured here, have settled in really well and are already tackling the new choreography for next year's convention.
So welcome on board ladies, we hope you'll have a long and rewarding time with the chorus.
Naturally our Musical Director Graham is delighted and is having to source new risers to accommodate everyone!
The battle of the Quaich!
Rhapsody is delighted to have been awarded the 'Most improved Chorus' award, jointly with the No Borders Show Chorus, at this year's Sweet Adelines Region 31 annual convention at the fabulous Sage in Gateshead. Gaining an extra 46 points and scoring their highest overall score to date.
Not only were they in a new category - mid sized, but it was their Director, Graham Davies' first Sweet Adelines convention. He praised the chorus afterwards saying 'Thank you for putting your trust in me and for giving me an overwhelming feeling of pride when standing in front of you on stage. You were awesome! Bottle this feeling!'
They brought home a lovely Scottish Quaich! - No I didn't know what it was either! See below.