Club News - Hills Harmony

Club News - Hills Harmony
Type of post: Club news
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 16 Aug 2017

Hills Harmony has been active in the community recently performing at 3 separate events.The first was at an Anglicare retirement village at their dinner.

Just four days later we ventured into Redfern, an inner Sydney suburb and performed in an interesting venue being an old restored carriageworks railway shed. The event was for the volunteers of the Parramatta City Mission at their annual dinner.

As “Barbershoppers” we usually sing "a cappella" but this month we have been able to broaden our music making experiences by singing with the Hills Music Academy Concert Band at their “Christmas in July” concert. What a great night. We were able to brush up our Yuletide repertoire accompanied by a 60 piece concert band. An experience not many Hills Harmony members have had and one we wont forget. It was so memorable we have invited the Academy to be part of our “Really Big Show” in November. This is a new and rewarding part of our “Outreach” program into the local Hills community music scene.

The first weekend in August we were fortunate to have Rob Sequiera, Richard Reeve and David Reid as the “CATALYST” for our intensive competition workshop. Working as a tag team they forensically honed our performance tunes, breaking some old habits, firing up our emotional output until “O.T.T was AOK”, showing us the “pathway” to ring and ping and trying not to leave us breathless, even momentarily. We applaud them for their selfless efforts and appreciate how freely they gave their expertise, ideas, experience, energy and time. We are better singers and performers as a result of their work and plan to use what we have learnt to present a perfectly proportioned, profoundly precise Pan Pacs package.

See Y’all there.

Peter Garnett and Paul Meller