On Tuesday 6th November, we were singing in Llandudno again at the Blind Vets training and rehabilitation Centre. We received a great welcome and all in the audience seemed to really appreciate our programme. A wonderful evening - enjoyed by us all.
On Sunday 4th November, we competed in the North Wales Choral Festival at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. With a great performance, we were positioned 4th out of 8 choruses, only missing 3rd place by 1 point. A fitting reward for Nova's tireless dedication.
A series of extra rehearsals was held to work towards our performance at Convention in Harrogate on Saturday 27th October. We were 4th in order of performance so we had an early breakfast and departure from our hotel. All the hard work, led by Nova, had to be condensed into our performance of our two songs - What'll I Do? and Swinging on a Star. We all did our best and were pleased with the result. We look forward to a detailed adjudication so that we can continue to learn and improve.
What a great night on Monday 15th October, and some fabulous support from friends and family. We sang some of our repertoire in our Convention outfits followed by our two Convention songs. It was a lovely occasion to mark Hilda’s 25 years and thanks to Teresa for joining us on the evening to present the certificate and badge – her presence helped to make the event really special.
On Saturday 29th September, we sang in the Wrexham Street Choir Festival - an Annual Event which includes performances from a number of Choirs.
On Wednesday 26th September, we performed a concert at Llay British Legion - we have received some extremely positive feedback and hope to return to that location in the future
On Saturday 15th September – we opened the event entitled “Celebrating Flintshire Women Past & Present” at The Old Rectory, Hawarden – We sang for around 25 minutes at the entrance to the event and received a huge amount of positive feedback. We were proud to be part of a happening which celebrated the achievements of Flintshire Women, particularly in relation to women's suffrage.
3rd September was our biennial visit to Mersey Harmony - our nearest Ladies' Barbershop Chorus neighbour. We always receive a lovely Liverpool welcome and really enjoyed the evening of song, chat, laughter, and refreshments. The icing on the cake was a presentation by Teresa Phillips (our LABBS Representative) to one of Mountain Harmony's longest serving members - Sue Davies for 25 years' membership.
Phew, what a hot day at Mold Carnival on Sunday 8th July. A few of us managed to join with the parade through the town which seemed really well supported. Around 20 of us ultimately sang - thought we did well singing outdoors – but I don’t think the staging and the microphones really helped our sound. However, we had positive feedback from some in the audience so hopefully it was a confident performance in our local area.
Rehearsals continue with an eye on upcoming competitions, sing outs etc. - see previous page for details.
What an extraordinary experience we enjoyed for our coaching encounter with Cindy. The evening started well with Angela directing Heart of my Hearts before Cindy arrived.
As soon as Cindy walked into the room the whole atmosphere was lifted, and we found ourselves singing Heart of my Hearts to and as different characters such as Elvis and John Wayne!! She was so positive about our performances which, in turn, raised our presentation.
Work followed on our two newest songs. The transformation of “What’ll I Do?” following Cindy’s suggestion that we should sing as a survivor rather than a victim, was incredible. Then the “Swinging on a Star” performance – what fun when we included Cindy’s suggestions of comedy moves. As Nova has now pointed out, we have much to work on and look forward to consolidating Cindy’s ideas.
What a fantastic achievement on Saturday 28th April at The Chester Festival!! Being awarded The Oriana Cup for the best choir in the Festival was fabulous and a great confidence boost for us all. Singing How Deep is the Ocean and If I Can Dream - our Adjudication was fantastic - credit to our costume lady - Sandra - our guru Rhiannon - and our Music Director - Nova for her hard work and leadership.
Enjoyed our sing out on Saturday 14th April at Llys Erw Community Centre, Ruthin. We sang two half hour sets including our first public performance of "What'll I Do". There was a lovely spread of afternoon tea sandwiches, cakes and scones during the interval - delicious. Proceeds were donated to The Children's Society and we were presented with a super bouquet of flowers.
Another enjoyable sing out took place at the Blind Veterans' Facility in Llandudno on Thursday 19th April. Our music was well received - a most heart warming evening, especially when they joined in with We'll Keep a Welcome.
See the previous page for more details of performances.
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