2019 Hobart Festival - That's a wrap!

2019 Hobart Festival  - That's a wrap!
Type of post: "In Harmony" Newsletter
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2019

Well it is hard to believe the Hobart Festival is done and dusted. What a great time we all had and, for those who followed up the Festival  with the fantastic Harmony Academy afterwards, you were treated to a unique and wonderful learning experience.

The Hobart Festival chalked up a number of firsts, not the least of which is the name change from Convention to Festival. This immediately creating a much more inclusive environment for people from outside of our Barbershop fraternity to join in and see what we are all about.

The Pub Chorus, City Pop-ups, the "Everyone Singing in Harmony" Workshop and the free Public Concert were all new initiatives proving to be outstanding successes.

The various competitions were very well supported with an extremely high standard throughout. If you haven't already done so, you can check out all the individual scores on the BHA website or directly through this link  

The feature quartet Signature were breathtaking and rarely have we seen this level of dynamic performance brought to the Barbershop stage. 

The overall organisation and venue were superb and full marks must go to the Tasmanian organising team and the National Council for putting together such a well organised and enjoyable event.

The next BHA National event will be held at the Pan Pac 2020 in Auckland with further details about this upcoming event elsewhere in this Newsletter.

Dick Bushell - Editor