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Won't You Charleston with Me??

Yesterday a number of our chorus members were at the Mount Stuart Hall to get some movement and choreography practice in. With our chorus rehearsal venue currently dominated by chairs, why not move to a dance hall and enjoy having the room to move? And, while you're at it, why not learn some Charleston moves ready for our chorus 20s themed Gala Event at Wrest Point coming up in May? So much fun. Thanks to our amazing visual leaders Rachel and Ainslie - you are amazing :-)

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Our newest member!

Welcome to our first "official" new member for 2021! Gill travels down from the North West of the state every Monday to join us in rehearsals - talk about keen! 

We have a number of other prospective members at the moment, following on from our membership drive over February... so exciting to share this amazing thing we do with so many enthusiastic newbies! Who will be our next "official" member....??

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First night of our Come and Try!

The first night of our "Don't Stop Me Now" come and sing with us series went off with a bang! With some 15 guests attending, we absolutely rose the ceiling of our rehearsal venue!

If you didn't make it along, it's not too late: there are still two more Monday nights to go! Why not come and give it a go?? 7-9.30pm Guilford Young College Performing Arts Centre, Patrick Street, Hobart.


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Hobart Harmony is 20!!

Hobart Harmony has a big year in 2021: we celebrate 25 years since the chorus first formed, and an official 20 years of chartering (becoming fully-fledged members) with Sweet Adelines International. To kick start our celebrations we had a chorus dinner at our retreat, with cocktails, food and of course a wonderful cake!

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Time to Come and Try!

We are so looking forward to opening our doors for new people to come and join us and have a go at singing a cappella! We're going to be working on a couple of really fun songs, including "Don't Stop Me Now" and "These Boots Were Made for Walking"! Check out the flyer and come along from Monday 15th Feb, 7pm.

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2020 and the rise of the dream team!

What a year - and what a celebration! Thank you to the members of the music and management teams who stepped up to the plate and helped keep everyone enthused and engaged during this challenging time. And now, focusing on 2021 - our chorus's 25th anniversary of forming and 20th anniversary of chartering with Sweet Adelines International. Looking forward to celebrating through a range of events! Bring it on.

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Strategic Planning Time

Members of the management and music teams spent the afternoon making plans for the year to come. Hobart Harmony is celebrating its 20th anniversary of chartering with Sweet Adelines International, and 25 years since it first formed! Lots of exciting things ahead :-)

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Fundraising Back in Action!

With extra precautions in place, last month the amazing members of Hobart Harmony got back to sizzling sausages to raise funds for the chorus! Slowly and surely finding some normality back in our chorus life :-)

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Let's Get Physical!

After 4 months without face-to-face rehearsals, we've had two this week! The first was all about movement, with great activities from our visual leaders, a special guest dance teacher, and then social drinks! Two days later... our first singing rehearsal since March. So wonderful to see everyone :-)

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What happens when you can't physically get to a chorus rehearsal? Why, go online of course! Nothing like a virtual catch up and sing with all these beautiful people! We even managed to have 49 online at once on Monday last... maybe we'll get even more next week!

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Coaching with Kim Vaughn

Coaching with a legend of Sweet Adelines! Kim Vaughn spent the evening with us, giving us wonderful advice on pulling together our unit sound and keeping the key centre, sprinkled with lots of singing wisdom, and snippets of humour. We cannot thank her enough for her time and the tools she has given us to grow into the future!

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Lynda Keever in town again!

So wonderful to have one of our regular coaches with is for four days of music - chorus coaching, voice lessons and quartet coaching! Lynda is always so much fun to work with and brings with her so much knowledge of the barbershop artform - not to mention the most incredible ears! Can't get away with anything when Lynda's listening!! 

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Band Camp 2020 with Traci Voss

What an amazing weekend we had with our coach Traci Voss, director of the Melbourne Chorus! So much work on our contest songs, as well as lots of socialising and even an in-house show. All of our fabulous prospective members attended for at least part of the weekend too, experiencing the satisfaction of working with a coach in such a focused way. We love our "band camp" - what a fabulous kick start for the year and our lead up to competition!

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Directors' School 2020 - learning to be HUMAN!

What a fabulous Directors' School we had this year, with the amazing Mr Cy Wood once again sharing his knowledge of all things about authentic performance. With it being a "visual focus", each chorus in Australia was able to send TWO visual team members in addition to the Director and Assistant Director. Oh what fun we had!! And for Jenni, the first time as the Directors' Coordinator, co-convening the event. Can't wait to bring our learning back to the chorus!

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A Cappella Taster at the Taste!

Hobart Harmony were so excited to be invited to perform at the Taste of Tasmania this year, but when we were "blown of the schedule" with high winds causing the Taste to be cancelled Monday night we were very disappointed. Luckily, we were given a second chance to sing in the closing concert on Friday 3rd Jan, and it went down a treat with our audience! What a great way to start a New Year of singing! 

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