Having returned from the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers Convention with the Highest mark we have ever achieved and that from 3 International judges you could say that we were quite pleased with ourselves! In particular our singing scores made us proud but we need to work on the presentation rather harder than we have before. Although we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves on stage we sometimes forget to tell our faces and this reflects in our scores – but good to have something positive to work on for BABS nest year.
We had an enormous amount of fun in June when we entertained our friends from across the pond. A joint Chorus of American and Canadian barbershoppers Pacific Coast Sound formed specifically for a touring visit to the UK. We first “met” their organiser some 3 years ago when she kindly organised some fundraising for us having heard that we had lost all our music and risers when our rehearsal venue burnt down in a freak storm.
We welcomed 35 of them to our rehearsal night and we sang to each other for most of the night intermingled with lots of liquid refreshment (to keep the throats lubricated) and wonderful food provided by the Souvlaki Brothers. ALL in all a wonderful time was had by both chorus’s and their friends and we are very tempted to organise a return visit sometime.
We are busy learning lots of new songs and trying to practice what we know we need to improve which is our performance. If we can get that right we could surprise ourselves at the next convention.
That’s about all I have for now. Hope to see you at one of our rehearsals or one of the events we sing at You are very welcome to come to either – Who knows you might even like it enough to join us !!