Festival Statesmen

Festival Statesmen
Type of post: Club news
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016


Another year is over already, but it seems like just yesterday we were ramping up for our first ever Adelaide Fringe show. It was such a success that we couldn’t pass over doing it again. For the Adelaide Fringe 2017, we’ve gone more ambitious and, in partnership with Mitre Khammash Media, will be presenting a brand new acapella jukebox musical: Pretty Boys! Featuring the boy band hits of the 90s and early 2000s, the comedy musical will be entirely created by our own members. Everything from the arrangements to the choreography to the script is being done in-house in our most ambitious project yet. We’re really excited to welcome some new faces and to welcome back some old friends for this project. Check it out at www.adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/pretty-boys

In other news, the results have come in for our entry in the WAC international video competition for male choirs. We’re proud to announce we won both our category and the overall public choice award, so thanks to everyone for their votes. You can check out the winning video at youtu.be/nWz3Gk02Ako

In addition to rehearsals for Pretty Boys, we’ve also been running a Christmas gigging program. This project has allowed many of our members to practice and develop their small-ensemble skills and so far has been quite successful.

As a new year approaches, it comes time for the changing of the guard. We’re pleased to welcome Brooke Window to our leadership team as the new secretary. We’re also incredibly grateful for the work of outgoing secretary Margy Maley over all her years of service in the role.

2017 is shaping up to be a pretty big year. We have all sorts of projects in the pipeline that we can’t wait to tell you all about, so make sure you keep watching this space!

James Moffatt
Festival Statesmen Chorus Leadership Team