Festival Statesmen

Festival Statesmen
Type of post: Club news
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 15 Dec 2019

The end of a very busy fundraising year is coming to a close for the Festival Statesmen. 

This coming weekend December 14 we celebrate Christmas with an exciting concert collaboration with High Spirits Harmony.  The program will feature many beautiful traditional and contemporary Christmas pieces.  The following day we perform on the same stage as Guy Sebastian in the Civic Park Carols in Adelaide, with an estimated Audience of over 40k.

Planning for 2020 is well underway for Festival Statesmen with our Fringe Show ‘Tough Boys’ a 70s A Capella Musical well into rehearsal. If you are in Adelaide on 22-23 February we would love to see you in the audience. Tickets available at www.adelaidefringe.com.au.

We cannot believe that in six months we will be getting on a plane to represent BHA at the International Competition in Los Angeles. Next year we kick it all off with a Los Angeles retreat on Australia Day weekend, then the rehearsals start. Planning for our 'on the ground' tour in Los Angeles is well underway, flights and accommodation booked, and with the current plans to be in Los Angeles area for a week prior to the convention. We hope to acclimatize, relax, rehearse, join some Los Angeles Chorus’ and make sure that everyone is in the best voice to represent all of you. We have been placed at Chorus number 6 in the performance Schedule on Thursday July 2 in the morning session.  I am sure that all our BHA friends will be tuning in to see what Festival Statesmen can do on the world stage.

My final message for 2019 is to thank everyone who has supported Festival Statesmen this year on our road to Los Angeles. We are very proud of our efforts this year keeping our momentum and trajectory firmly focussed on Los Angeles. Festival Statesmen look forward to bigger and exciting times in 2020. It’s getting real and we cannot wait for Los Angeles. Thank you for your support and wishing you all the very best for the new year!

Anthony Little