Capital Connection Have An Outstanding Day Out!

Capital Connection Have An Outstanding Day Out!
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Sue Madden
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 8 Jul 2022
On Saturday 1st July, 20 members of the chorus, including 4 of our newest members travelled down South to take part in the Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival. 

As with so many choruses, our last experience of competing was back in 2019 and although the chorus has been very active on the outside singout front in recent months, it is a very different experience singing inside and in front of a captive audience!
There were, of course, some pre-performance nerves on the day, but overall there was a sense of excitement and desire to get out and perform to others.

We premiered our 2022 Convention Package in the Barbershop Class and it’s fair to say we were all extremely surprised and delighted when we were announced winners of the class and awarded an Outstanding certificate. We then went on to come second in two other classes, gaining Distinctions in both, and couldn’t believe our ears when we were announced overall Choir of the Year!

We came to the competition with no expectations, other than to enjoy ourselves and entertain the audience and, from the judge’s comments, this obviously shined through. We were particularly amused by one of his comments on synchronicity that said we had “spanked it” – Debi did double-check with him afterwards that this was a positive comment!

It was such a wonderful experience to be amongst fantastic choruses and choirs doing what we all love once again, and it was great to see other barbershop choruses too, including Spinnaker, who put on some fabulous performances.  

Our newbies have now got the taste for competing, so we’re sure they’ll love our next trip to Bournemouth in October!