Barbershop Harmony Australia

Festival Newsletter - Issue 4 - September 2019

Mon, 2 Sep 2019

SING WITH THE CHAMPS

SING WITH THE CHAMPS
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 2 Sep 2019

Here's your opportunity to sing with the 2019 International Gold Medallist Quartet, Signature. This will be held from 11.30am on the Sunday at the Wrest Point Hotel.

All it takes is a donation of $50 to BHA youth development. Register here or click on the link on the Festival website home page.

Note: this is limited to only 10 people - make sure you register and pay to secure your spot! Don’t miss out!


JOHN LITTLE SHOW

JOHN LITTLE SHOW
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 2 Sep 2019

Please see the John Little Show Schedule below.

Come along, see, hear and support your fellow quartets!

If your quartet is listed below and for some reason you are no longer able to perform in this event, please let me know immediately, as there are other quartets champing at the bit to get in the show

Start Finish Quartet
7.30 7.37 Electric Barbercats
7.37 7.44 Sound Investment
7.44 7.51 Twilight Zone
7.51 7.58 The Rats
7.58 8.05 Rock Paper Singers
8.05 8.12 First Edition
8.12 8.19 Boardwalk
8.19 8.26 Three Squirrels and a Nut
8.26 8.33 Forefathers
8.33 8.40 Rimfire
8.40 8.55 Interval
8.55 9.02 The Collective
9.02 9.09 Beryllium
9.09 9.16 Gambit
9.16 9.23 Jacapari
9.23 9.30 The Steamed Hams
9.30 9.37 On That Note
9.37 9.44 Four on the Floor
9.44 9.51 Gliss n Tonic
9.51 9.58 BarberQ

QUARTET SESSIONS

QUARTET SESSIONS
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 2 Sep 2019

Competing quartets may have noticed that on the Festival website Schedule there are 2 Session times. However, in the Order of Appearance there are 4 Session times.

Some of you may be confused about this. The explanation is that the Quartet Contest Semi-Final is a ticketed event with tickets sold for 2 separate sessions.

Best advice if you’re in a competing quartet is to avoid trying to remember what session you’re in and just note the actual time you need to show up as detailed in the Order of Appearance schedule.


GOOGLE CALENDAR SCHEDULE ACCESS

GOOGLE CALENDAR SCHEDULE ACCESS
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 2 Sep 2019

As usual this year you will have access to a printed schedule of events and activities in your Festival Handbook which will be available at the Registration Desk when you register on arrival.

The schedule is also accessible on the Festival website via your device.

In addition, this year, we are also making the schedule available in Google Calendar
As well as being easily accessible, this will enable immediate updates of any last-minute changes to times or venues. This can also be accessed by clicking on the FESTIVAL SCHEDULE hot button on the Convention website as shown below.

Thanks to Russell Jones, BHA Western Region Chairman, for this great idea and for setting it up for us.


SUNDAY FAREWELL LUNCH

SUNDAY FAREWELL LUNCH
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 2 Sep 2019

Tickets to Sunday Lunch are now closed.

Please note that if you have purchased entry to the Sunday Lunch you will receive a ticket with your lanyard when you report to the Registration Desk on arrival at the Festival.

As we are catering for a specific number of delegates, please make sure that you have your ticket with you when you arrive for the lunch as you will otherwise be refused entry.

If you or your non-competing delegate partner have not pre-purchased a ticket there will be no opportunity to do so at the Festival.


EVENTS & ACTIVITIES STILL AVAILABLE

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES STILL AVAILABLE
Type of post: Festival News
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 2 Sep 2019

Delegate registrations closed as at 1st September.

Please note, however, that the following events and activities remain open:

  • HARMONY ACADEMY – DAY PASSES
Yes, you can still register for Harmony Academy by purchasing up to 2 Day Passes. Please note that the Monday Day Pass will give you access to all activities from Sunday through to Monday evenings. The Tuesday Day Pass will give you access to all activities from Tuesday morning until Wednesday lunch time.
Unfortunately, we can no longer offer you an accommodation option. You will therefore need to arrange your own accommodation and transport to Police Academy. Please  contact VP Events, Richard Wadick at events@barbershop.org.au if you need any guidance in finding suitable accommodation.

 
  • COMMUNITY PUB CHORUS

Join with lots of locals (we are well on our way of reaching our goal of 1500 participants – Yes! This is going to be huge!) and other barbershoppers to learn and perform Throw Your Arms Around Me in 4-part harmony in just 90 minutes.
The Pub Chorus is lead by Alex Morris and the Electric Barbercats with support from Ryk Goddard, breakfast announcer from local ABC Radio.

 

  • CONTEST SESSIONS

Tickets to the contest sessions will be available right up until the end of the relevant sessions.

  • CHORUS CORRAL

Tickets to the Chorus Corral will be available right up until the end of the event.
Please see the Chorus Corral Schedule below which includes performances by local school groups.            

Start

Finish

Chorus

2.00

2.08

Launceston Grammar

2.08

2.16

Rosny College

2.16

2.20

Albuera Street Primary School

2.20

2.28

AVU

2.28

2.36

Sound Connection

2.36

2.44

Men in Harmony

2.44

2.52

The Melbournaires

2.52

3.00

Novatones Harmony Chorus

3.00

3.08

Hills Harmony Chorus

3.08

3.16

SOUNDWAVES

3.16

3.30

Interval

3.30

3.38

High Altitude Harmony

3.38

3.46

Brisbane River City Clippers

3.46

3.54

Deep South Chorus

3.54

4.02

Adelaide Allsorts

4.02

4.10

Sydney Harmony Chorus

4.10

4.18

Sunshine Statesmen Chorus

4.18

4.26

Vox Canvas

4.26

4.34

The Baden Street Singers

4.34

4.42

The Blenders

4.42

4.50

Vocal Evolution


  • A CAPPELLA SPECTACULAR  - SHOWCASE OF CHAMPIONS CONCERT

If you know any Hobart locals or you have invited your friend or partner to the Festival but they’re not registering as a delegate – make sure they don’t miss out on this!

  • SING WITH THE CHAMPS

Here's your opportunity to sing with the 2019 International Gold Medallist Quartet, Signature. This will be held from 11.30am at the Wrest Point Hotel.

All it takes is a donation of $50 to BHA youth development. Register here or click on the link on the Festival website home page.

Note: this is limited to only 10 people - make sure you register and pay to secure your spot! Don’t miss out!