High Altitude Harmony

High Altitude Harmony
Type of post: Club news
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 15 Dec 2019
Each year the Toowoomba Hospice hosts their Carol service and fete. It has been our pleasure to sing with the crowds and accompany the Toowoomba Municipal Band in doing so. We think that this year it is the seventh or eighth time we have had this pleasure.

The Hospice caters to people from Toowoomba and the surrounding region caring for people with a terminal illness and is very highly regarded in the community. Their Carol service kicks off the annual Christmas round of festivities and entertainment that is focused on this special time of the year.

Over the years we have tried to support the Hospice in material ways as well as singing for the festival this by way of a donation. Our treasurer and Sunshine Region Chairman, Shane Graham presented a cheque for $1000.00 to Hospice Chairman, Graham Barron, OAM which was very gratefully received.

Additionally a mini chorus stayed on after the Christmas lights had been illuminated and sang to the Hospice clients and staff. This as everyone can attest is considered by chorus members a privilege and an honour. Graham Barron told us that last year when we sang one of the clients had a special request for a carol. Two hours after we had obliged she died peacefully surrounded by family.

Our annual awards night was held last weekend at Downs Steam. Despite the heat we had a great night with lots of food and liquid refreshment on hand, plus of course some “singing”. We were privileged to have on hand our honorary HAH members, Escapade, 2019 National Seniors champions to serenade us which was pretty special.

Seasons greeting to all of you out there in Barbershop Land and a great New Year to all.                                                          

As is our practice, we are continuing to post interesting stuff on our web-site, haharmony.com.au Check it out. And don’t forget to visit us on Facebook.

Paddy Boxall