The Blenders

The Blenders
Type of post: Club news
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2016
Time is rolling along to the first of the annual conventions and no doubt like most of the other choruses we are working on our competition set for this event. We are looking forward to a fun and harmonious time in Newcastle.
Our biggest event so far this year, Voices In Paradise, has been and gone and planning is underway for next year’s VIP. This year’s event was by far the most successful to date with a very high standard of participants. They seem to get better every year. The whole event was held at Griffith University with over 130 registrants participating. One of the standout schools was AB Patterson College sending 35 kids. Other registrants spanned many schools and universities from the Gold Coast.
The registrants were tutored by Musical Island Boys, and female quartet Ginger and Tonic who had just finished a stint at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.  The registrants got to perform their songs in front of a sellout audience in the evening.  Songs performed were from Pitch Perfect 2, including, Lollipop from the Trebblemakers and Bellas Finals featuring soloists, beat boxers and even rappers. The kids were the highlight of the concert which featured MIB, G&T, The Blenders, Blenders Youth Chorus, Coastal Charisma and Griffith University Chorus, Seratonin. And of course there were outstanding sets from Blindside, MIB and G&T.
Other highlights for The Blenders include a gig for the Travel Industry at the Palazzo Versace, citizenship ceremonies, Zamia Theatre for the Scenic Rim Council for Volunteers Week and who could forget the Sunshine Region competition. All in all a busy couple of months. 
Finally we would like to wish Blindside the very best in the upcoming international competition in the USA.  We will all be cheering from afar.
  • VIP photos courtesy of Rix Ryan Photography.
    Ian Mackey