Penrith Harmony - A visit to Tokyo Barbers

Penrith Harmony - A visit to Tokyo Barbers
Type of post: "In Harmony" Newsletter
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Just finished practice. A gruelling 4 hours.

Voice warm up coach, the M.D., co- MD, choreographer then M.D.

Not that gruelling. Good fun but they are in serious competition mode!

Sworn to secrecy so no hints about their presentation.

Amazing how they learn tunes and then the English words.

Met by Takahira my contact, who could speak good English.

Gave them welcome from Penrith Harmony and a warm welcome to the Pan Pacs in Sydney. I mentioned that their performances are always memorable and popular.

They are a friendly bunch and I enjoyed the afternoon.

Really worthwhile, if you have the opportunity, to sing with another Barbershop Chorus overseas.

Although my Japanese is very limited, I knew exactly what the voice coach was saying re: horizontal or vertical sounds, come from over the top and I am sure Rob that she made a point about sounding out the vowels!

Malcolm Geeves
Penrith Harmony