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SENSATIONAL SPRING SING AT PERSHORE ABBEY

What a brilliant night at Pershore Abbey on Saturday 7th May !
The Abbey was a perfect venue for us, singing here under our Musical Director Mike Gearey







To hear an excerpt from our opening number," When I'm Sixty Four", please click on this link:-   https://youtu.be/WilMcNANFKM


Many  thanks  to Great Western Chorus of Bristol  for joining us again.. our third joint concert at the Abbey(below). Uncanny how our two walk-out uniforms formed the colours of Ukraine!






Great Western's quartet called Bagatelle also performed . Have a listen to them by clicking on these links.
https://youtu.be/__rbiBtnudU
https://youtu.be/MVkvsALlU9A
Thanks to everyone who came to the concert and said such lovely things about the night.
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, MALVERN

What a lovely night at Holy Trinity Church in Malvern as guests of the Powick Community Choir. A full house giving huge applause for our trophy-winning songs, Georgia, Breaking up is Hard to Do, Nevertheless and My Girl... and a rousing piece of audience participation with an encore of Amarillo. What a memory! A particular "well-done" to our tenor Derek Styles who was singing for us and for Powick Community Choir!




DOUBLE TROPHY WIN AT DUDLEY FESTIVAL


What a great boost for  us..winning two trophies for the second consecutive time.. at the Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance on 5th March 2022.
To win the Barbershop Trophy we started with our new  upbeat number "My Girl" followed by an old favourite  "Nevertheless".

The judge remarked :
1. On  My Girl that it was "fun and engaging", with "everyone 100% committed and a real team effort". She said it was "varied and full of surprises and the humour was effective and drew the audience in".
2. On Nevertheless: "A lovely contrast to the first song. Diction was particularly good. Ensemble was very good , too. Rhythm is your strength"

Her overall assessment was " a very effective and enjoyable performance"
and she  gave us a Commended with a mark of 83 out of 100.

To win the Eva P{reece Cup in  class of Singing for Pleasure, we presented the lovely ballad ,Georgia,and ended with our new upbeat song,  "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

1. On Georgia, the judge said we made " a lovely warm sound with breathing very managed indeed".
2. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, she said , was " a rhythmic and energetic performance with a good blend of sound. All parts were well balanced and there was great forward momentum throughout."

For these, the judge gave us a High Merit with a mark of 84 saying :
"Fantastic - keep up the good work!"

We're thrilled to be back in competitions again with such great comments after two years absence courtesy of Covid 19 .



1) Chorus chairman Chris Franey(left)  with the Best Barbershop Chorus Trophy and Musical Director Mike Gearey with the Eva Preece Cup.      

1) Chorus chairman Chris Franey(left)  with the Best Barbershop Chorus Trophy and Musical Director Mike Gearey with the Eva Preece Cup.


2)   Pleased  with the first win and waiting for the second performance..




Rous Lench Pig Roast

What a fabulous singout at the Rous Lench Pig Roast on 4th September!
The sun shone on a classic village fete scene and we were honoured to be entertaining the crowds.
It was our first public performance since the start of the pandemic and we were very pleased with how we sang.  People clearly enjoyed our songs too and was great to hear them whistling with us on "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" and clapping with us on the way to Amarillo
It was also our first outing in our smart new yellow polo shirts for The A Cappella Fellas 





 
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