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                                            Quartet of Nations Newsletter, Region 31 Sweet Adelines International
                                                                                                     Spring 2010




Harmony For Haiti
An evening of song,            purchased tickets for this
socialising and fund-          very worthwhile cause.
raising was Apple County         The evening began with
Chorus’s response to the       a show featuring both
Haiti earthquake.              choruses and a guest
Joining forces with the        quartet from Bristol
Rivertones (Taunton’s          known at the ‘Forget-me-
Male Barbershop Chorus),       nots’, entertaining the
Apple County hosted a          packed audience with
fantastic event, ‘Harmony      a variety of songs from
for Haiti’, to raise funds     traditional barbershop to
for the victims of the Haiti   old favourites from shows
disaster earlier this year.    and films. The singers
  The venture took             gave of their best and the   and gave everyone the          choruses and quartet, with     in ‘proms’ style!!
only two weeks                 audience loved it!           opportunity to see what        additional appearances           A great time was had by
from conception to               The evening continued      the money was being            from Apple County’s            all and more importantly
performance. The aim           with a delicious buffet      raised for.                    Music Team, ‘Highlights’,      the final figure raised
was to raise enough            provided by members            A small stage area           and quartet, ‘Topnotch’,       during the evening was just
money to provide three         of both choruses. A          offered the opportunity        plus something entirely        over £2000.00, enough to
‘SHELTERBOXES’ for Haiti.      Shelterbox was on view       for further entertainment:     different with a duo playing   not only reach our target,
Despite the recession –        courtesy of Wiveliscombe     an ‘open mic’ session          Sea Shanties on guitar and     but enough to buy FOUR
the event was a total sell     Rotary Club – this           provided further               fiddle much to the delight     boxes and provide shelter
out – all performers also      generated much interest      performances from both         of the audience who joined     for 40 people!



Shelterbox adds extra                                                                       For information about Shelterbox
                                                                                             and the great work done by this
sparkle to Champagne!                                                                        organisation based in Cornwall
                                                                                                    visit their website
In common with the rest        people of Haiti lost so        Whilst almost everyone
of the country, here in the    much more in that terrible   knows that Cornwall has a              www.shelterbox.org
far South West of the UK       earthquake. The whole        wonderful coastline and a
we started 2010 with such      world was anxious for aid    great tradition of singing,    to be supported by Rotary      fuel stove, wood burning
unusually cold weather         to reach these people and    fewer people know that it is   clubs around                           stove, cooking
that all was sent into         the logistical problems      also home to the disaster      the world. It                           utensils, tools
chaos.                         made it so difficult. Just   relief charity - Shelterbox.   specialises                             water containers
                                                                                           in providing                            and purification
                                                                                           an extended                             equipment and a
                                                                                           family of up                            child’s pack.
                                                                                           to 10 people                               The organisation
                                                                                           with a tent                              uses a strong and
                                                                                           and essential                               extensive
                                                                                           equipment                                     support base
                                                                                           to use while                                   of volunteers
                                                                                           they are                                       both in the
                                                                                           displaced                                      UK and
                                                                                           or                                              worldwide in
                                                                                           homeless.                                        order to
                                                                                           Typically,                                       keep
                                                                                           each box                                         overheads
Still, whilst we bemoaned      like everyone else, we       Founded in 2000, by a          contains: a                                    to a
the loss of opportunities      helplessly watched their     member of the Helston,         10 person tent, thermal        minimum. One of the
to join in harmony with        plight and all wondered      Cornwall, Rotary Club,         blankets, insulated            members of Champagne
our chorus friends, the        what we could do to help.    Shelterbox has now grown       ground sheets, multi-          has been a Shelterbox
                                                                                                                                   Continued page 2
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Continued from page 1         of the people affected by      We were told that if 35 of    similar!) It was thought      whole chorus was ecstatic.
volunteer helping to pack     natural disasters.             us contributed £14 each,      advisable to ensure that      Judging by the response
boxes since there was an        Whilst respect for the       we would have enough for      donations went into the       we received on the Sunday
appeal for help following     work of “Shelterbox” grows     a whole Shelterbox!           correct box, but apart        from our audience, our
the Tsunami. Back in          across the World, we in          With the previous           from clarifying which box     extra sparkle was apparent
2005, Shelterboxes which      Cornwall still see it as a     rehearsal having been         was which, members were       to all.
were sent to provide aid in   Cornish charity and it is      cancelled due to snow and     left to somehow find time       As the photograph of the
New Orleans following the     always very well supported     ice, a recruitment evening    themselves to add their       chorus gathered around
flooding there. It seemed     both by people simply          in progress and a weekend     donations. There was very     a Shelterbox was being
odd sending aid boxes from    calling into the warehouse     concert to prepare for,       little time! When it was      taken, some members of
Cornwall to the US!! All of   to try to be of use packing    there was no time for a       confirmed at our singout      the audience handed in
those boxes were funded       boxes and by local             formal collection. A box      the following weekend,        more donations. Thank you
by contributions from         collections.                   was put out for donations.    that, after such a “low       Shelterbox for giving us
Rotary clubs across the US      Members of Champagne           Then, a snatched whisper    key” collection, we had       the opportunity to feel that
who recognised the            received e mails just before   along the risers had asked    passed our target of £490     we have helped in a small
expertise of this             our first meeting in January   “is that the donation         for a Shelterbox and that     way the people of Haiti and
organisation in matching      inviting us to contribute to   box or the suggestion         most of the donations         also, through this, helping
the relief aid to the needs   fund a Shelterbox for Haiti.   box?” (They DID look very     were also gift aided, the     us to entertain others!




New Year Inspiration
Two Phoenix members, Anna Raab and Rosalind Johnson, write about their recent inspiring barbershop experiences …
                                                                                                                           r, singing
                                                                                                      nix last Septembe
Phoenix started 2010 in       on character, Renee            welcome
style! Forget the usual       encouraged us all to           than to offer       Since joining Phoe                  my fa vourite hobb
                                                                                                                                           y. It
                                                                                                    fast become
slow ease into January,       “become” the woman             a home from         Barbershop has                         enjo  yable experience
                                                                                                    st rewarding and
                                                                                 is by far the mo                              women in 4 part
regretting that last mince    we’re portraying in our        home, and
pie and making a new          up tune. We pictured           for Renee
                                                                                       ever had; singin  g with like-minded
                                                                                 I’ve
                                                                                                     so much fun!
                                                                                  harmon y is just
year’s resolution to join     ourselves in long, slinky      that came not
                                                                                                                        me with open
the gym!                      dresses and the highest        just from the                           oenix welcomed
                                                                                  The ladies at Ph                          I was part of
                                                                                                      ly felt as though
Phoenix had no time for       of stiletto heels, oozing      warmth of the
                                                                                  arms and I quick                     at Phoenix I als
                                                                                                                                            o
                                                                                                          h contacts
that, because January         magnetism and allure.          Phoenix team,
                                                                                  th e ‘family’. Throug                     rece   ntly joined
                                                                                                        Y League, who I
began with two amazing           By the end of the           but also the
evenings of coaching          second evening with            wintry weather       discovered the IV          oln. I met so ma
                                                                                                                                   ny people of
                                                                                   at their  retreat in Linc                          as much
                                                                                                              singing barbershop
from international            Renee, our efforts at          in Bedfordshire
                                                                                       own age who loved                            eing as I
showmanship judge and         showmanship turned             and surrounding
                                                                                   my                                             se
                                                                                                          a revelation for me
                                                                                   as me, which was                                 decade! I
Melodeers choreographer,      us into a bunch of show        counties at the
                                                                                                        at Ph oenix by about a
                                                                                   am the youngest
Renee Porzel.                 offs! Each and every           time reminding
                                                                                                                                                to
                                                                                                            azing weeke  nd and can’t wait
                                                                                         an absolutely am
  If a woman can be           member of the chorus           her of Chicago!
                                                                                    had                                      . I hope    to carry
                                                                                                         events with them
described as a whirlwind,     released their inner             One thing’s for
then Renee fits the bill      goddess and became the         sure. Renee left       take part in more            r many years to
                                                                                                                                     come, with
                                                                                                       shop fo
                                                                                    on singing barber                         n’t wait to learn
                                                                                                          r chorus, and ca
perfectly! Enthusiastic,      ultimate performer on the      Potton having
upbeat, energetic and         risers. Renee’s visit was      become part            Phoenix or anothe
                                                                                     more and devel  op my skills.
                                                                                                                              ly an yone who
wonderfully inspiring,        so inspiring and we’ve         of the Phoenix
                                                                                                         end it to absolute
                                                                                     I would recomm                          rill than singing
Renee’s visit was             absolutely loved putting       family and with
                                                                                                        ere’s no better th
                                                                                     loves to sing; th
Phoenix’s first foray into    her coaching into practice     our motto firmly in
showmanship coaching –        every Tuesday evening at       place: Phoenix:
and boy, did we take to it!   rehearsal.                     Birds on fire!          barbershop!
                                                                                                      n
                                                                                      Rosalind Johnso
  With an emphasis               There’s no better           Anna Raab




2 | HARMONY RAG | SPRING 2010
Finesse!
It’s been an action
packed, sequin-filled few
                               with it all… well… what can
                               we say…??!!!                    Champagne Cornwall Chorus
months for Finesse!              In January we spent an
On the eve of Halloween        amazing, fun-filled weekend



                                                                      25                     th
in Cheltenham, we were         with the wonderful Ivy
thrilled and delighted to      League chorus at their
become the 2009 LABBS          retreat. Nicky has the
Quartet Champions. We          privilege of being their



                                                                   Anniversary
had an amazing weekend         permanent coach whilst the
and loved seeing so many       other three are busy raising
of our LABBS and Sweet         future members! It was
Adelines friends. One of       an honour to be asked to



                                                                    Concert
the many highlights had        work with such an inspiring




                                                                       Friday 2nd July 2010
                                                                      ia     ests
                                                                         l GuFrom Region 26 (Canada),
to be meeting and singing      group of young singers.
                                                                Spec            City of Gardens Chorus
with the Four Bettys who       Next on the calendar was                    with Master Director, Julie Smith
were LABBS’ invited            the education weekend
guests for the weekend.        with the Four Bettys in                                    and
They were an inspiration       February, where we met up                     Mevagissey Male Voice Choir
to us all, as not only were    with all our friends all over
they fabulously talented       again ! Not long now and            Directed by former BABS gold medallist, Graham
singers and performers         it will be time to point the                            Willcocks
but delightful, kind, humble   Finesse bus northwards
ladies who were wonderful      for what promises to be
ambassadors for Sweet          another fantastic weekend          Put the date in your diary and come help us celebrate
Adelines and our ‘hobby’       in Gateshead. Excited? Oh
as a whole. They helped to     yes! We can’t wait – see                          in St Austell, Cornwall.
make an already wonderful      you there!                      For more details contact: Janet@champagnecornwall.co.uk
weekend even better and        With love,
trying on their crowns         Helen, Beth, Tan, Nicky
within an hour of winning      FINESSE
when we were still giddy       www.finessequartet.co.uk




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         Sleeps 8. Attractions locally include Rocamadour, Sarlat,
                            Gouffre de Padirac.
                        Available April - June 2010.
     Details at www.gitevisit.com .T: 0033 5 65 38 66 60 or email: rgmb55@yahoo.com
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Busy Start To The Year For Dalediva
We had a very busy and enjoyable musical          Each section put on an act to entertain the    photo of the bari section leaders hamming
festive season and had a great time at our        rest of the Divas - and to give you an idea    it up as the X Factor judges in their
Christmas party.                                  of the kind of things we get up to, here’s a   barbershop send-up of the hit TV show.
                                                                                                    The New Year got off to a great start too,
                                                                                                 with sales of our debut CD ‘Definitely Diva’
                                                                                                 boosted by a day singing and bag-packing
                                                                                                 at our local Sainsbury’s store in Matlock.
                                                                                                 It was a great profile-raiser as well as
                                                                                                 fund-raiser and thoroughly enjoyed by all
                                                                                                 the Divas. Sainsbury’s enjoyed us too and
                                                                                                 said the feedback from customers was
                                                                                                 amazing. They’ve already booked us for
                                                                                                 next Christmas and asked us to go back at
                                                                                                 Easter.
                                                                                                    Our first sing-out of the New Year was an
                                                                                                 intimate performance at Willersley Castle, a
                                                                                                 small venue in Cromford where we’re based.
                                                                                                 It was for a group of retired holidaymakers
                                                                                                 on their last evening in Derbyshire and was
                                                                                                 a very enjoyable performance where we won
                                                                                                 a few more fans and sold lots of CDs.
                                                                                                    Preparations are already well underway
                                                                                                 for The Sage of course and there’s the
                                                                                                 excitement of getting to grips with our
                                                                                                 competition songs and enjoying some extra
                                                                                                 choreography rehearsals to perfect those
                                                                                                 moves.
                                                                                                    We also have four new members who’ve
                                                                                                 joined us since last convention who have
                                                                                                 the excitement of taking part in their first
                                                                                                 national competition. This is especially good
X FACTOR DIVAS: Bari section leaders (from left) Katie as Louis Walsh, Harriet as Dannii
                                                                                                 news for us because three of DaleDiva’s
Minogue, Claire as Cheryl Cole and Liz as Simon Cowell ‘judged’ their team’s singing to the
                                                                                                 current line-up will have to miss The Sage
delight of the other sections.
                                                                                                 this year because they’re all having babies!
                                                                                                 (Ally’s now said that anyone planning a
                                                                                                 family in future should check the singing
                                                                                                 diary first!) We’ll miss them of course but
                                                                                                 looking on the bright side - just one more
                                                                                                 and we’ll have a YWIH quartet...




                         VE THE DATE!
                                                                                                    By the time you read this we’ll have
                                                                                                 performed in a charity concert to do


                      SA
                                                                                                 our bit for a global fund-raising effort in
                                                                                                 partnership with Rotary International and
                                                                                                 US computer giant Bill Gates to raise
                                                                                                 millions of dollars to eradicate Polio
                    >%?8,'":@"A51B*+,'"C,)D7$,6"                                                 throughout the world. We’re proud to be
                                                                                                 involved and pleased to do our bit for this
                    E8($"<1'%"F*-%"*'5"A)8'"=,E5%'"                                              most worthwhile cause.
                                                                                                    Next month we’re off to Milton Keynes to
                                !"#$%&#"'(%)*'"#%+(#",-%                                         take part in an audition for BBC Radio 3’s
                                                                                                 Choir of the Year competition then on April
                                                                                                 24 we’re hosting our second annual show at
                                                                                                 County Hall, Matlock, which last year really
                    G;($HGI($"/%6(%JK%)"GL@L"                                                    helped to put us on the local map.
                                                                                                    This year we’ll be very proud again
                                                                                                 to welcome the 2009 BABS quartet
                                                                                                 Champions Evolution as our guests on
                                                  M,("(,"K%"J877%5"N"                            stage as well as Tuxedo Junction directed
                                                                                                 by Rob Barber - and a performance by our
                                                   J,)%"5%(*8-7"(,"                              own quartet Farenheit of course.
                                                                                                    We’ve come a long way since our first
                                                        4,--,EO""                                annual show last February, have learned
                                                                                                 a lot and made lots of new friends. We’re
                                                                                                 really looking forward to it - and it’s all good
                                                                                                 practice for Newcastle of course! It would
                                              !"#$%"&'(%)'*+,'*-".%'()%"                         be great to see some of our Region 31
                                              "/("01%'+'"2*(%3"#%-4,)53"                         friends there so please visit our website if
                                                                                                 you’d like to order some tickets.
                                              /$),67$8)%3"#9:";<= ""
                                                                                                 Liz Tomes - PRO
                                                                                                 www.dalediva.co.uk
4 | HARMONY RAG | SPRING 2010
Fund Raising
   ONE DAY WORKSHOP
  ✪ A Smashing Way to Bring Money into Your Chorus ✪




                                                                                                Daniel St.Pierre / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
If you’ve thought about applying for sponsorship, grants or money from funding bodies
and simply do not know where to start or you never seem to get anywhere, this is the
Workshop for you.
                                           Date

                  Saturday 19th June 2010
                                          Venue
        BVSC, the Centre for Voluntary action, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR
                                           CoSt
  up to and including 5 June, £30.00 per delegate. after 5th June, £40.00 per delegate.
                        th

                 the cost is inclusive of all sessions, coffee, lunch and tea.
                              BaRBeRShop In haRmony
this Workshop is a joint endeavour by BaBS, LaBBS and Sweet adelines International, Region
31. With a collective voice of over 6000 singers, the three associations are working together
to promote and raise the profile of barbershop singing in the uK.
                                      RegISteR noW
please send your form and cheque by post to mrs Jacqui edwards, 112 hillside, Banstead,
Surrey, Sm7 1ha. Cheques should be made payable to: Barbershop in Harmony.
If you have any queries, please ring Jacqui on 01737 355306 or email her on:
jeedwards@btinternet.com
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Young Singers Foundation
Following an enquiry             is from New Zealand and                                                  competition is really high                  needed is contained in this
from a Member in our             is familiar with the British                                             but it is worth a try. As I                 website.
Region, I contacted the          education system. Kate will                                                have said in past years,                    Unfortunately we cannot
Foundation as to how we          be helpful in clarifying the                                                   it would be great to                  have a bucket collection
can relate our education         differences in the education                                                   have someone from                     at the Sage but if you wish
system to that of the USA        requirements of the UK.                                                     our Region receiving a                   to make a donation to the
and received the                 In order to be considered                                                Grant or a Scholarship in                   YSF – please contact Fran
following reply:                 for a Foundation                                                         the future. It is possible                  Pocock at franpocock@
“In reference to your            scholarship a student                                                      if a student (male or                     mypostoffice.co.uk or
inquiry about Foundation         must be entering their                                                          female) takes the                    check on the website. I
scholarships and grants          sophomore year or above                                                          time and trouble to                 know you will think “why
I have the following             and pursuing a degree from                                                      apply. All they would                should we donate to
information. In the United       an accredited institution in                      for a                  need to do is write down                    something in the USA”
States, university or            vocal music performance,                          grant                  why they should be a                        but we really could have
college students generally       music education or music                         this year               recipient of a Scholarship                  someone from our Region
take four to five years          therapy”.                                       with a                   or Grant, what their aims                   getting some of the benefit.
to complete a degree. A             The deadline for applying                   view to                   for the future are and fill                 The more money donated
student in the UK would be       for a Scholarship is 15th                     apply for a                in an application for which                 worldwide the more
eligible for a Foundation        February each year and                       Scholarship                 they can get from www.                      applicants will benefit.
scholarship if they are          Grants are awarded twice                    for next                     youngsingersfoundation.
entering at least their          a year with deadline of 1st                year. The                     org. All the information                    Fran Pocock
second year of university        June and 1st November.
in an accredited institution     Unfortunately, it is too late
pursuing a degree from an        to apply for a Scholarship


                                                                                                     artet
accredited institution in        this year but a student


                                                                                           ZZmine Qu
vocal music performance,         could still apply for a grant.

                                                                                        Ja
music education or music         With escalating costs of
therapy. Kate Veeder,            books and university fees,
Chair of the Foundation,         it would be worth applying




Director Certification
Program
We have a number of              understand some of the
participants currently           qualities we need to be a
going through this               good member in our chorus
program.                         or quartet. It is hoped that
I am very privileged to be       we may get some classes
the coordinator for the          organised at workshops
program in our region as it      in the future for those on
continues to grow in leaps       the program. However, our
and bounds and it is great       members do need to let

                                                                                   Wanted....
that so many people are          the RMT know that is what                                             a dynamic
                                                                                                                   in
signing up for the program       they want. Please let your
                                                                                                      singer to jo
                                                                                           ne or bass
or enquiring for the future.     EDC, Directors’ Coordinator
   It is not always easy         or your DCP Coordinator
                                                                                    barito             dies quarte
                                                                                                                   t
                                                                                           mbitious la
to find time in our busy         know what you would like
lives to study but many of       to see on the curriculum.                          this a
you are in the process of        I have already passed on
working your way through         the comments from those                                                                                   About you...
the program and well done        who replied to the email
to you all. However, there       I sent out in February but                       About us...
                                                                                                                                           Able to learn music quickly
are some members who             we need more input from
                                                                                  We are 3 experienced
have signed up but not yet       you all!                                                                                                  Have had previous quartet
                                                                                  medalist quartet singers
started on the program or           Good luck to everyone                                                                                  experience
are taking a break. I hope,      in competition this year.                        We rehearse in Fareham
that once Convention is          We may see some more                                                                                      Ambitious to achieve high
over, I will hear from you all   Master Directors in our                                                                                   standards
again. You don’t have to be      Region.                          If you are interested - please send us a note to tell us all about you!
a director/co-director or an                                      We will contact you if we would like to invite you to try out with us.
assistant director to start      Fran Pocock – Region
                                                                  Please contact Becky at becks2010@hotmail.com We look forward to singing with you!
on the program. Whatever         31 DCP Coordinator
your role in the chorus the      franpocock@mypostoffice.         www.jazzmine.singwell.me.uk
program will help you to         co.uk
6 | HARMONY RAG | SPRING 2010
Did You Know???
Each year, the RMT          feedback from                         the Region 31       Faculty, without having
receives funding from       choruses that they                    web site. www.      to pay for their travel or
SAI to go towards           have not received                     sweetadelines.      accommodation costs.
the cost of a chorus        a visit from the                      org.uk/)              Perhaps your chorus
receiving an official RMT   RMT and, whilst                          Whilst visits    would benefit from some
visit.                      we try hard to visit                  should not          help with marketing,
  In this Region, these     all choruses over                     be seen as a        membership retention,
visits can be made          a 2 year period,                      way to book a       finances, or other non-
either by members of        this is not always                    coach for free,     musical area. In this
the RMT, or the Regional    possible simply                       do remember if      case, the RMT would
Faculty, dependant          because the RMT                       it is a specific    be able to provide
on the specific area        are volunteers                        musical need that   assistance, using who
with which the chorus       and most also                         your chorus has,    they consider to be
would like help. The        work full time.                       then perhaps a      the most appropriate
RMT does not receive        However, if your                      Faculty member      person from the team,
many requests for RMT       chorus would                          may be the most     depending on availability
visits, but this may be     like a visit, all                     appropriate         of course.
because choruses do         you need to do is                     person to             Remember, it is SAI
not fully understand the    email any member                      visit. This way,    that pay for the travel
funding issue and/or the    of the RMT. (This                     you would get       and accommodation
reason for the visit. We    information can                       access to one       costs. Something for
also regularly receive      be found on                           of our trained      nothing - yes it’s true!!




      Good Luck to
                                                   Somerset Hills Chorus
      all Competing                                             Presents
       choruses and
        quartets at
        Region 31’s                                S HOWTIME
      convention in                                      at the Wellesley Theatre
                                                                Wellington
        Gateshead                                               Somerset

       Don’t forget to get                                           on
       your stories in for                             Saturday 20th March
        the full colour,
            printed,                                          Tickets £7.50

   Harmony Rag                                      Contact Jenny Rowe on 01823 652735


                                                                                HARMONY RAG | SPRING 2010 | 7
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    Regional Faculty
    The Regional Faculty is our own group of trained coaches and educators. They can help in a variety of ways including chorus and quartet
    coaching, as well as management and administrative advice.
    Please feel free to contact them to see what they can do for you. Alternatively if you are unsure who to contact, your Education Coordinator,
    Valerie Taylor, can advise you on who would be best for you.
    Fees and expenses should be agreed with faculty members in advance.
    Anne Cargill                                      Dorothy Main                                      Gwen Topp
    Aberdeen Chorus                                   Aberdeen Chorus                                   Aberdeen Chorus
    Aberdeen – 01224 704627                           Aberdeen - 01224 782124                           Aberdeen – 01224 575366
    acargill@lochside.fsbusiness.co.uk                emmandee@tiscali.co.uk                            gmtopp@yahoo.co.uk

    Alyson Chaney                                     Rebecca Middleton                                 Michelle Walker
    Lace City Chorus                                  Coastline Harmony Chorus                          Lace City Chorus
    Nottingham – 01636 814377                         Fareham – 01329 2354491                           Nottingham – 0115 965 4524
    alysonchaney@yahoo.co.uk                          becks2010@hotmail.com                             shelbywalks@yahoo.co.uk

    Glenn Chaney                                      Mike Taylor
    Lace City Chorus                                  Spinnaker Chorus
    Nottingham – 07960 112732                         Southampton – 01489 600134
    glennsings@yahoo.co.uk                            mike@singwell.me.uk

    Elaine Hamilton                                   Valerie Taylor
    Forth Valley Chorus                               Surrey Harmony Chorus
    Edinburgh – 0131 334 2372                         Croydon – 020 8660 8037
    elainemrssh@aol.com                               Valerie.taylor@privacysolutions.co.uk



Dates for your Diary                                                                               Regional Management Team
                                              LABBS Convention
                                                                                                        2009 – May 2010
International Convention
2010, October 19-23, Seattle WA               29th October - 31st October 2010
2011, October 18-22, Houston TX               Llandudno
2012, Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, Denver , CO                                                                Chris Bentley - Team Coordinator
2013, Nov. 5-9, Honolulu , HI                 Regional Convention Dates                            Forth Valley Chorus
2014, Nov. 4-8, Baltimore , MD                7th – 9th May 2010 Newcastle                         Tel: 0131 539 1247
2015, Oct. 6-10, Las Vegas , NV               6th – 8th May 2011 Birmingham                        chrisbentley963@hotmail.com
2016, Oct. 11-15, Las Vegas , NV
2017, Oct. 10-14, Las Vegas , NV              Education Dates                                      Tracey Bailey - Directors’ Coordinator
                                              24th – 26th September 2010                           Champagne Cornwall Chorus
IES Events                                                                                         Tel: 01726 63937
2010, July 8-10, IES East, Pittsburgh , PA    BABS Convention                                      allthebaileys@aol.com
2010, July 15-17, IES Central,                28th-30th May 2010 Harrogate
      St. Louis , MO                                                                               Nuala Hobden - Finance Coordinator
2010, July 21-24, IES, West, Rancho
      Mirage, CA
                                              Got a Show?                                          Spinnaker Chorus
                                                                                                   Tel: 02392 231569
2010, Nov. 11-13, IES Pacific Rim,            Let us know the details and we will print it here.   nualahelen@aol.com
      Auckland , New Zealand                  Swell those audiences free!
2011, September, IES Europe , Glasgow                                                              Valerie Taylor - Education Coordinator
                                                                                                   Prospective Vocal Dimension
                                                                                                   Tel: 020 8660 8037
                                                                                                   valerie.taylor@privacysolutions.co.uk

                                                                                                   Petrina Bache - Events Coordinator
                                                                                                   Phoenix

                 Have you got a story for                                                          Tel: 07772 932432
                                                                                                   trinabache@btinternet.com


                  Harmony Rag?                                                                     Deborah Lamble - Membership Coordinator
                                                                                                   Spinnaker Chorus

        DEADLINE for the next issue                                                                Tel: 01202 487287
                                                                                                   deborah@lamble.plus.com

               28th May 2010                                                                       Jean Graham - Communications Coordinator

      Contact the Editor: Rose Paxman                                                              Mayflowers Plymouth
                                                                                                   Tel: 01752 783724

    69a Muskoka Drive, Sheffield S11 7RH                                                           jean.graham2006@btinternet.com


            Tel: 07891 269212
        Email: rosesings@gmail.com
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