|Words can't describe how we felt as we assembled on the steps of the Brisbance Convention Centre on Saturday 6th May, ready to take our competition package onto the national stage.|
To recap: We had worked like trojans in preparation for the 2020 Convention - we all wanted to put on our best performance for (at the time) new Director Liz Hah. Then suddenly Covid arrived, the Convention was cancelled, and the rest - as they say - is history, Three long years worth of history.
Like singing/performing groups the world over, we worked hard through restrictions and lockdowns - zooming, performing virtually, doing whatever it took to keep ourselves singing and our group going, through this most difficult period of our chorus history.
Now, at last, stunningly led by Elly Upsall and masterfully coached by Jan McCarthy, we were able to take the package that had been put together by Liz all that time ago, and deliver it for the judges and audience in Brisbane.
We loved our time on stage. We thought we did well. We felt like we had finally kicked the Covid monkey off our backs.
But then, when the results were announced, the unexpected thrill of being awarded 2nd Place in the Small Chorus Division - and 8th place overall - well, that was indescribable.
|We love singing at the local Citizenship Ceremony each year, and this year was no exception. The acoustics in the Town Hall are wonderful, and the newly minted citizens always make for a proud, happy and appreciative audience.|
|How fun to have Catwalk Quartet perform for us tonight. They sang the Mama's and Papa's song Monday Monday.|
|How wonderful to have the fabulous Lea Baker come and coach us on Thursday. After 3 long years of lockdowns and restrictions we are finally feeling like we're back to normal. Lea certainly gave us plenty of things to work on in our competition songs and added some fun improvements to our expression. It's so good to know that we are 'in good shape' with our Competition songs so early on in our run up to Brisbane 2023. Bring on Brisbane!|
|These ladies 'Aint Misbehavin' as they sing this classic song. We were delighted to be entertained by this small group performing for us at chorus. The expression on their faces show us what a fun song it is to sing.|
|We dusted off our Christmas outfits and our Christmas repertoire on THursday as we celebrate Christmas in July. Songs, games, and a oke or two were the order of the night. A lovely Christmas supper rounded off the evening and gave us an opportunity to catch up with our chorus friends.|
|Thursday the 10th of March 2022 we are back singing at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. We can't wait to be having our rehearsals face-to-face. Rehearsals start at 7:30pm. Let us know if you'd like to visit!|
|This February we're still singing on Zoom, but in March we'll be singing together outdoors, before moving back to indoor singing at the Ribbonwood Centre in April. Let us know if you'd like to visit!|
|After rehearsing with a combination of outdoor and indoor singing for the past 8 weeks at Living Hope Baptist Church, Corrimal, we've made the move back to our rehearsal home, The Ribbonwood Centre at Dapto. Visitors are welcome to drop by any Thursday evening!|
|Our chorus is still continuing, separate, but together. Until the social restrictions are lifted we will be conducting our chorus rehearsals online with the magic of Zoom. |
We hope to be able to get together at the Ribbonwood Centre soon. Stay tuned.
|We're back from our post-Christmas break and getting straight into a new song: This Is Me from The Greatest Showman. A great way to start the year! Here are our baritones going through the music.|
|We've loved singing at Dapto Mall this Christmas. Since we rehearse right across the road, it truly is a local performance. We're there again this Friday, Dec 21, from 11am-2pm!|