Sunshine Statesmen

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

Our chorus continues to grow in stature and we are all applying ourselves in improvements towards the Convention in Hobart in September. We are getting ourselves about in the Sunshine Coast region and building a good reputation, as entertaining singers.  Brian Martin, our MD and Graham Kingsford out assistant MD continue to make significant improvements to both singing and the performance categories.

We were privileged to be able to award LIFE MEMBERSHIP to a long standing member, Tony Eccles.  of the Sunshine Statesmen in March. Tony has been a stalwart member, including President for a number of years and has been a leading part of both the singing and administration of the chorus. 

The chorus and quartets have been involved in a number of sing-outs at retirement villages and resorts on the Sunshine Coast this year and culminated at the recent Love Song to the Earth concert. The Statesmen and our quartet Rimfire were given a chance to strut their stuff and our members were part of a mass sing with over eighty singers belting out “We are the World” in four part harmony.

Following a workshop with Jen Howson in March to improve our performance abilities, we are now focusing on the Regional Contest in Toowoomba at the end of the month with a view to giving ourselves a chance to see if we can perform a themed set. 

We look forward to seeing all our fellow Queenslanders in Toowoomba

Malcolm Woods