Hills Harmony

Hills Harmony
Type of post: Club news
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 19 Apr 2019

Our thanks to BHA for arranging Ian Mulholland to visit the chorus as a FIFO coach.  The guest spot was planned for 2018 but it took till February for the calendars to coincide.  The wait was worth it and all our members were able to hone their singing skills and gain something new from Ian’s perspective.

Photo courtesy of Jian Zhao, Hornsby Shire Council

Hills Harmony celebrated Seniors Week with two performances. One as centre stage lunchtime entertainment at a local shopping mall and the other as delegates to the Hornsby Shire Council Seniors Week Expo, highlighting activities residents can enjoy when they retire.  The select group of singers, i.e. those who didn’t have to work, had a great time presenting to a very appreciative audience in the Hornsby RSL.

Many of the concerts we present in retirement villages are return engagements.  This month we presented a first time concert for the Mountain View Retirement Village at Dural.  We had many of the audience singing along and engaging with the music. Another great afternoon of fun, friendship and good singing.

First Edition shown receiving their medal from ER Secretary, Owen Stygal

Eastern Region competition was held recently. Our “First Edition” Quartet members Dave Simmons (Bass), Peter Garnet(Bari), Bobby Echaveria (Lead) and Steve Equino (Tenor) were very excited after taking out the Seniors Gold medal with their best ever score.  Well done Gents.  All the hard work has paid off.  They will certainly be looking forward to Hobart. Congratulations also to our first time competitors, Ray Dalton, Craig Rose and Nick Willoughby.  Welcome to the world of competitive Barbershop singing.

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