"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" goes the saying and it was never more true than at one of our rehearsals recently.
We're competing in a quirky nationwide contest to demonstrate the best use of props in a song. We chose an excerpt from a song, called "You Are So Beautiful To Me", where we expressed our undying love to anything from a garden hoe, to a pair of skis, a bird in a gilded cage, a trowel, a toilet roll and even a mirror!
Our Chairman, Chris Franey, said: "We take our singing seriously but we do like to have a laugh and a bit of fun. I love skiing so what better object of my desire could there be than my skis!"
Colin Pemberton, who sings in our Lead section said: "The hoe is a gardener's best friend. It a classic fusion of design and purpose that has stood the test of time. I truly love my hoe; it is ' so beautiful to me' ".
The competition is being run by the British Association of Barbershop Singers which is encouraging all its affiliated choruses to send in a video of their tune. The winner will be the most original, or shows the best use of costumes and props, or the one which has the most likes and shares on social media. If you want to help us win, please go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1048435538511499/, listen to the video and give us a "like".
Our Chorus Director, Mike Gearey, said: "I don't know whether we will win but it made for a really amusing rehearsal."