August Adventures

August Adventures
Type of post: Chorus news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019
It was a busy month in August for Brisbane City Sounds. A group of BCS members attended August A Cappella, one of the wonderful learning opportunities provided by Sweet Adelines Australia. This year, we were coached by Master Directors Glenda Lloyd (Brindabella) and Jo Oosterhoff (A Cappella West), focusing on resonance, artistry and lyrical delivery. Chorus members from all over south-east Queensland travelled to Brisbane for this event. It was amazing to hear the improvement in the massed sound of the participants by the end of the weekend.

Our next education opportunity was our annual retreat, which was held in-house over one weekend in August, and attended by Lea Baker, Master Director of Endeavour Harmony and a long-time friend of BCS. Lea offered members private coaching on Friday, and a full day of coaching for the whole chorus on Saturday. BCS members and friends joined Lea for a dinner at the Paddo Tavern, and yes – we did sing just a bit! Sunday was devoted to section practices – leads with tenors, and baris with basses. Thanks to Lea for passing on new approaches and inspiration for our future.