Another fun-filled evening, this time performing for the Bidbury Mead WI.
Great facilities, including a rehearsal room with acoustics to die for, a warm and enthusiastic welcome from the Bidbury ladies, and Richard on sparkling form as usual with some impromptu banter.
Lockdown meant it was almost two years to the day since our last visit, but an evening well worth waiting for.
The 2021 Learn To Sing course came to an end with a concert for family and friends. The delegates and chorus sang the song we had learned together - Pokarekare Ana - and the chorus also performed some of our rep songs for the audience.
More photos from the concert are here: Learn To Sing 2021 Photos
Solent City maintained their winning run with another trophy on Friday evening 22nd October, this time at the Fareham Music Festival. The chorus won the Peter Fielder Memorial Cup for best adult choir, achieving a “commended” ranking, and came narrowly second in the Barbershop Chorus category.
A really fun evening for all of us in Solent City as well, and a big thank you to the Totton ladies for their friendship and hospitality.
We are running a free Learn To Sing course over six Wednesady evenings starting on 29th September.
All levels of experience are welcome.
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|Ian Barbeary was nominated and elected unanimously as our chairman at the club AGM on 15th Sept. |
I'm sure you'll all congratulate Ian on his election to the post and we thanks him for standing.
This is Ian's second stint as our chair and so we are in safe hands for the next year.
As is traditional we voted for our Barbershopper of the Year at the AGM on 15th September and this year the award was jointly won by Ian Ayres and Dave Potts.
Congratulations to them both.
Here you can see the John Beck trophy being awared to them by our newly elected chairman, Ian Barbeary
Finally, finally after all these months we got together again for our first sing out since March 2020.We were invited to sing at the East Meon Village Festival which was a celebration of the easing of lockdown restrictions.
It was an open air event so we were competing with other attractions such as the beer tent ,the hog roast and children’s races.
Nevertheless our singing was really appreciated:
“Just to say thanks so much for your wonderful performance yesterday "
“Thank you for bringing your delightful choir on Sunday .Very accomplished indeed and I greatly enjoyed listening to them “
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|We are getting ready to meet again in person - starting with outdoor rehearsals, preparing for indoor rehearsals as regulations are relaxed and even thinking about singing to audiences.|
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