Chorus Blog #1 - March

Type of post: Chorus news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 6 Apr 2017

Hello everyone! We've decided to start posting a blog every month on our Facebook page and our website to give a quick summary on our activity to our members and friends. By 'we' I mean 'the marketing team', but this time more specifically it's Kat your friendly local (ish) assistant director.

Music

March was so very productive! We started learning Heartache Tonight, which gave our tenors a run for their money. They didn't quit or explode thankfully, and we are enjoying the wonderful bass line (Drop dat bass, ladies!). By the end of March we had cobbled it together and it's starting to sound wonderful. A few changes to be made, a few more practices to be had, but we hope to be singing this out and about soon. (Shout out to Alicia who was very keen to learn this before she left - we're getting there!)

We also worked on Bring me Little Water Sylvie (a lovely song in three parts, a bit non traditional) and repertoire for our performances.

We also had a visit from the wonderful Bec Hewitt who gave us a crash course on posture and breath management. I'm sure by now we've all put the little post it notes on our kettles...right everyone? :)

Events

Cap Expo was, once again, a great success! We say this despite the...unusual stage position, and the unsuccessful argument we had with the latin dance music. We made it work! Our marketing director Jacki made her radio debut (on her birthday) on Art FM radio to spruik our various activities, we hope that anyone listening comes along to give us a try!

We also helped celebrate the 90th birthday of our very own 'Mr Roberts'! The father of our new baritone, Leslee Roberts, with a very successful flashmob. We hope it set the tone for much partying!

Notices

Our thoughts go with our lead co-leader Kate Moerman, who continues to be brave and wonderful. We hope that we get to see you again soon.

We will very soon be changing our practice venue! With the acquisition of our wonderful new risers, we need a venue that can facilitate their size and general difficult-ness. Thanks so much to the Raiders Belconnen for hosting us until now. We are looking forward to starting practice at Calvary Retirement Community in Bruce after Easter!

April

Our fearless leader Pam will be away for a proportion of April, but we will be beginning to learn Shelter, as well as consolidating on our other new songs, as we have a pretty jam packed couple of months coming event wise! Very exciting!