A Fabulous Weekend in Adelaide!

A Fabulous Weekend in Adelaide!
Type of post: Blue Sky Writing
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Posted By: Michelle Neller
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2022

Region 34 Festival 2022

We had the most wonderful time in Adelaide in May, at the much-anticipated Region 34 Festival! We attended education sessions on gospel and jazz, rehearsed the festival song (Happy Together - so appropriate!), sang, danced, caught up with barbershop friends from across Australia, made new friends, saw the sights, ate a lot of delicious food and tried a LOT of wine.

A highlight of the weekend was the Festival Concert, where choruses and quartets performed - some ensembles shared their competition packages, whilst others sang completely different songs. We chose to put our contest package on stage for the barbershop community that we are so grateful to be part of. You can check out our performance here

We are extremely proud of our performance and have received amazing feedback from friends around Australia and the world. We feel extremely fortunate to have had every chorus member at the Festival, considering the current risk of illness. Every one of our members has worked so hard and contributes a great deal to our little chorus.We are especially proud of our seven members who hadn't previously experienced the joy of a Sweet Adelines Australia convention - we can't wait to do it all again with them in convention in May 2023 in Brisbane!

Our chorus couldn't have achieved such success without the steady leadership of our Musical Director, Julie. She has been an absolute star, putting so much time and effort into our development and managing to keep a smile on her face all the while! Also, a big shout-out to our Assistant Directors, Jess and Karen, who have been a critical part of our journey to the Festival. We truly appreciate our directing team!

Thanks to Adrian Gimpel for snapping the great performance photo at the top of this story.

After our performance in the concert

      Michelle, Hayley and Karen after the concert                  Kate, Sharon, Rowan and Kerry seeing the sights

At the mass sing in Rundle Mall