River City Clippers

River City Clippers
Type of post: Club news
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 18 Aug 2019

The Clipper’s had the pleasure of hosting Kieran O’Dea for a day of guest coaching in June.  The day also provided Kieran and the Clippers to work on a theme for the Clipper’s annual concert to be held in October… keep an eye out on Facebook and other media platforms for: “Close Encounters of the Musical Kind”.

The Clippers also had an enjoyable day performing for the Queensland Country Women’s Association regional convention.  Some inspiring stories from the QCWA’s work made us feel humbled to provide the Ladies with an afternoon of entertainment. We also thanks the QCWA for providing us with lunch.

In July, the Clippers took a night off from our usual Tuesday rehearsal to head to the Red Brick Hotel in South Brisbane for an evening of scratch quartetting, dinner and drinks with our families.  Some very memorable moments were created with the quartets and some we hope shall remain within the walls of the Red Brick Hotel.

We were very proud to be invited to perform at the Queensland Music Festival this year.  Our performances were a pop-up performance at Eagle Street Pier, another at South Bank Parklands, culminating into our attendance as part of a mass choir of 2,500 singers for “Help Is On Its Way” in support of Mens’ and Boys mental health.

Finally, we sent our illustrious MD, Nick Ellis, to the USA to attend Harmony University this year.  He has gained invaluable knowledge from his experience abroad and we hope that we can learn from his experience. It is great to have you return to us Nick.

Steve Deans