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Simons 60th Birthday Celebration

12 August 19

 
 
Many thanks to Simon Yates for his 60th Birthday Party celebration which was very well attended by the chorus. Good food, champagne, beer , wine and , of course, very good singing from the Solent City boys. We even coaxed the sun out later on. Thanks also to Yvonne for making happen so successfully. We are starting to apply the good work we do on a Wednesday and delivered a controlled and entertaining performance outdoors to the other party goers. Feeling the love...riding the Chariot....across the wide Missouri.

BABS Convention 2019 Feedback

30 July 19

 
 
Huge thanks to Mark Proctor for spending an evening with us to give Convention Feedback and coaching us. A most enjoyable evening all round. So much of the feedback we were aware of and are working on...just need to keep work hard to progress on our development journey. Specifically we were advised to look at better unison moves, more subtle dynamics and improved vocal skills. Take heart though guys, were commended on good legato singing: we creating the mood in Summertime; demonstrated enjoyment of singing in Wonderful Day Medley and demonstrated good vocal delivery and expression. So getting a lot of things right.... just need to keep all the plates spinning throughout the songs.

Denmead Prom Sing Out

14 July 19

 
 
What a great time. The residents of Denmead really know how to stage a party with their Village Prom. on 13th July 2019. Weather was perfect for this outdoor event and fellow performers Denmead Brass were great entertainers in hot conditions. Solent City Chorus gave a very good rendition of many of our favourite repertoire songs to entertain a large crowd of Promenarders. Well done guys you coped with the challenges of outdoor singing and some interesting interventions by the PA system both planned and unplanned. Audience were appreciative and it was a pleasure to perform for them. Amarillo, Can you feel the Love and Shenendoah were particularly popular. Beyond the Sea went down well in the White Hart afterwards ....nearly as well as the Doombar.

Post Convention Celebration

16 June 19

 
 
The chorus celebrated their return from BABS Convention with a meal and night out at the Red Lion at Southwick. The competition result may have been disappointing for the chorus but at the night out any locals would have thought we would have won it with the fun, camaraderie and joy the chorus shared. We could not resist singing just to prove how good we are at it. More photos and videos on our Facebook page

BOB ershopper of the Month

15 June 19

 
 
Congratulations to Bob Knowles on winning Barbershopper of the Month. Bob is a relative newcomer to Solent City Chorus and delights us each week with his lovely tenor voice, enthusiasm for barbershop singing, commitment and capability. Well done Bob, wear your medal with pride.

Goodbye Roger

13 June 19

 
 
Big Thanks to all chorus members who attended Roger's Funeral in chorus suits and shirts (and many former members) on 12th June. St.Judes Church in Southsea was standing room only as family friends, colleagues, patients and parishioners turned out to pay tribute to the much-loved and inspirational man. Rest in peace mate, we will miss you

BABS Convention 2019

27 May 19

 
 
It was great to be in Bournemouth competing in BABS Convention again. We all had a great time on Saturday at the chorus finals, at the show and in the bar at the afterglow. We performed our package well and received some very good feedback and it was great for Alex, Felix, Bob, Bob and Mark singing at their first convention. Improved score from last Convention but the same position which was slightly disappointed some but still another step forward as a chorus , great fun and a rewarding experience - which is the most important. See you at the meal on Tuesday. No rehearsal this week .
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