Sydney Harmony

Sydney Harmony
Type of post: Club news
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016
What a great Convention!  Congratulations to all the other competitors, to the Newcastle Convention Organising Committee, host chorus the Novatones and to the BHA National Council for all their work in making the event a huge success. We are absolutely thrilled with achieving our best contest result in over a decade and have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from our barbershop peers from all across Australia about our performances in both the Chorus Contest and the Chorus Corral. It is indeed a real pleasure to be able to share this wonderful form of music with you all.

Having our quartet Pitch Please make it through to the Final of the Open Quartet Contest was the icing on the cake. For these four young men - all in their very first quartet - to place 10th in their first National Convention appearance was simply phenomenal.  Congratulations Harry, Liam, Matt and Hugo! Keep an eye on these guys folks.

On the Monday night before Convention we hosted a special Pre-Contest performance and social night for family and friends with the guys from Adelaide Vocal Union. What fun! The choruses and all five  competing quartets from both groups performed their contest sets in front of an enthusiastic audience, including a number of barbershoppers from Perth and Adelaide who were passing through Sydney on their way to Newcastle. Needless to say that the afterglow following was a great warm-up for the festivities to come later in the week! Thanks to Cam DuRieu and Kieran O’Dea from AVU for suggesting that we collaborate on this fabulous night. We need to do that again sometime!
Tony Sykes