Sydney Harmony

Sydney Harmony
Type of post: Club news
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 19 Jun 2016
To celebrate Valentines Day in true musical fashion “Sydney Bridge Climb” asked for a quartet to perch a’top the Harbour Bridge and serenade their customers at the climax of their climb.  At least two brave souls popped the question and both proposals were accepted.  The idea was such a success a series of “Sunset Serenade” climbs are programmed for Sundays in July with our members providing the musical accompaniment.
 
We performed at the "Sing It Sydney" concert celebrating World Voice Day on Sunday 17th April. The concert supported the Australian Dysphonia Network and the Australian Voice Association and was a truly memorable event for us all.
 
We recently celebrated Vicki Dwyer’s tenth anniversary with the chorus. She has spent literally hundreds of rehearsal hours forensically honing our music, singing and presentation skills and we sincerely thank her for everything. 
 
Her efforts were showcased by Sydney Harmony again winning the Eastern Region Chorus Championship with one of our best scores.  We would like to acknowledge the time, effort, and expertise freely given by all the organisers and judges over the weekend of the competition. They keep the Barbershop organisation progressing.  Bravo!
 
Our numbers have increased slightly with some younger faces taking to the risers and some more experienced members like the long serving Bob Fritz taking retirement.  We wish him well and thank him for his contribution to Barbershop in general but particularly to Sydney Harmony Chorus.
 
We were delighted to have Dan Milgate, a very experienced and long time supporter of Australian Barbershop, as our residential coach at the annual weekend conference /retreat/workshop. Over the 3 days he coached, motivated, directed and entertained us as only Dan can.  What a fantastic job he did for us. All we have to do now is take all the improvements, remember them and polish the tunes for the National competition.  See you all in Newcastle.
 
Paul Meller - VP Membership