A busy 6 months!

A busy 6 months!
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Laura Orton
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 6 Sep 2022

These past 6 months have been busy ones at Crystal Chords HQ - so busy we forgot to update our news section! Oops :0)


In May we had the absolute honour of representing our parent organisation LABBS (the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers) at the European Barbershop Convention in Helsingborg. The European convention is held every 3 years and is a competition for past medalists of barbershop organisations from across Europe. The standard there is so high and we were amazed with the other choruses who crossed the stage with us. We came 6th overall with a cracking score and we are so pleased with our performance.


In June we sang our hearts out in a fundraising concert for Stockport Foodbank. Stockport Foodbank were our chosen charity in 2020 and 2021, but we hadn’t been able to do that much while not allowed to sing through the Covid-19 pandemic, so this was our way of raising some much needed cash for this vital charity. We are proud to have ended up with a total of over £2,000 for them to help the people of Stockport.


In July we were coached by not one but two inspirational coaches. First up it was internationally renowned David Sangster. David is the musical director for Forth Valley Chorus, who are about to fly out to Louisville Kentucky next October to compete at the Sweet Adelines International convention and let us tell you - he is AMAZING. At the end of the month, we then added performance coach Kristy Williams to the cast of people helping us reach our potential. Kirsty brought realism into our performance and reminded us why it is so important to treat performance as importantly as the singing and music category. Kirsty is one of the people judging us at convention in October 2022, so we hope we do her proud when she sees how we have applied her advice!