Convention Update

Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: Rehearsal Recording - General
Posted By: Bill Homer
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 21 May 2023
Saturday the 20th May saw us complete our final away day preparations for the British Association of Barbershop Singers Convention in Bournemouth next weekend (27th May 2023).  We have polished our two songs to the best we can and now hope that we can take our best performance to the competition stage.

Last year saw us break into the top 10 and obtain a record (for our club) score of 70.4%.  We would love to beat that score and cement our place in the top tier of British Barbershop but mostly we just want to soak up the atmosphere and have a great time.  Four great singers; Phil Wichello, Stephen Freestone, Nick Joy and Tom Lilley all join us on stage for the first time in competition and just one, Dick May is missing from last year’s line up as he jets off to be with his family in the USA.  It is the first convention he has missed for 43 years.  We’ll miss him but we are all really excited about the whole weekend event.

We’ll update you next week when the judges have had their say, but a quick reminder that we have an open evening on the 8th June.  Hope to see a multitude of newcomers there.

Bill Homer