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One Direction

Congratulations to Ian Barbeary our Lead section leader for acting as Musical Director for our sing-out at City Life Church on 25th of November.
He did a great job of directing us and we did nearly as good a job following him ! He even coped with our resident joker and Chorus Manager Richard Searle swopping the order of two of the songs.
Great job Ian . Watch out we might ask you to do it again ;)

City Life Sing Out

Solent City Chorus clearly having fun at the City Life Church sing out. The chorus enthusiastically sang a range of repertoire songs and festive offerings. Well directed by Ian Barbeary and brilliantly supported by the wit and audience engagement of Richard Searle.
The good balance of parts produced good harmonies. The audience clapped along to ‘Amarillo' without prompting and enjoyed our special interpretation of 'My Girl’. We sang Coventry Carol beautifully and a cheery rendition of Let it Show. The audience seemed to enjoy it nearly as much as we did.

Goodbye Vincent


Sadly, last Wednesday was Vincent’s last night as our Music Director. We will miss his Musical knowledge, patience and enthusiasm to develop the chorus in the Barbershop style. As with many things in life, it is when it is no longer there that you realise exactly how important it is. We will know doubt feel that way over the next few weeks.
We wish Vincent well in his future musical career and thank him for everything he has done for the chorus.
He clearly enjoyed the musically themed farewell cake which Andy Douglas had produced as did we all when we had a slice with our tea. Vincent was also very pleased with gift to recognise his contribution.

We must also thank our AMD, Chris Tweed, for agreeing to step into the breech until our new MD is recruited.

New Committee


Our new committee was elected at the club AGM, with Jackie Mumford elected in as our new Chair.

Details of the new committee members are on the Committee page.

Minutes of he AGM will be sent out soon.

Barbershoper of the Year


Dave Potts was selected as the club's Barbershopper of the Year in the vote held immediately following the AGM.
Dave said was very proud and humbled to be selected.
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