Hills Harmony Celebrate a major milestone

Hills Harmony Celebrate a major milestone
Type of post: Club news
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016
Our Chorus has been busy since returning from Newcastle. In October we participated in a Choirfest  with many varied choral groups at Hornsby Uniting Church. The following week we participated in a another local Hills Choirfest featuring school choirs and other acapella groups from around our area.

On 6 November we held our 20th anniversary concert at the Dural Memorial Hall.The event was well attended filling the hall to capacity. We performed a wide range of numbers from our repertoire to an appreciative audience. This included our "Oliver set" requiring some quick costume changing at one stage. 

The Chorus was ably supported by our own quartets HighJacked, First Edition and Something Good as well as an octet made up of HighJacked and First Edition. Our MD Peter Donald, has a very musical family and his family Quartet Accelerando also participated.

We were also fortunate to have the current Small Chorus Champions, Vox Canvas, join us for a very entertaining set as well as a a vocal/instrumental group called Unwind which boasted one of our leads, Mal Woods in their number.

All in all it was a memorable concert with many of our family and past members in attendance.

Later in November the chorus performed at a local retirement village in West Pennant Hills in conjunction with the local Hills Inner Wheel Club.

Chorus President Dick Bushell (Right) presenting the 2016 Award to Peter Donald
At our end of year Club function recently we had great pleasure in awarding our Music Director, Peter Donald our annual Barbershopper of the Year Award in recognition of the fantastic positive influence he has had on our Chorus over the past year.
We have several shopping centre Christmas performances to go as well as a repeat performance the Kings Langley Carols which normally attracts many thousand people.

We wish our fellow barbershoppers a merry and safe Christmas with plenty of song and good cheer.

Peter Garnett