Things are a little quiet at the moment. Dan is working on some yard renovations, Paul is tearing out his deck (hopefully not his hair) and building a new one in its place. Oh, and we're continuing to keep our repertoire polished and adding new music as time goes on.
We've recently added a couple of songs to our "ready to perform" list, and are all geared up to sing 'em when we go cruising on Lake Okanagan July 18th. In the meanwhile, we're looking ahead to putting together "song packages" that fit well together, not medleys so much as songs that "just fit" when sung back-to-back. We also haven't forgotten Christmas (well, it _is_ only 6 months away), and we're wanting to have songs ready and polished once that season falls upon us.
The life of the "Chorus of the soon-to-be Lake Country Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society" (whew) continues as well, as we actively continue the process of picking a name (the CLCCBHS just doesn't cut it), and we're already planning for our "coming out party", which could happen as early as November. Stay tuned here for details of that.
for detailsBarbershop harmony is definitely alive and well in the North Okanagan. On Saturday, March 20th, the Some Other Time quartet, along with a new up-and-coming quartet, [bruce], sang with a new chapter that is forming in the Lake Country area, comprised of men from as far north as Armstrong and as far south as Kelowna. The director of this new chorus was pleased and surprised that with only one previous practice, the chorus was already working on choreography to one of their new pieces. While the chorus has still yet to be named, they will be ones to look for in the days and months ahead.
A little more about [bruce]. Formed in the fall of 2009, they will be competing in the Evergreen District 1competition in Abbotsford on April 9-10, 2010. If you're in the area, be sure to check them out, along with lots of other great acapella singing at the Abbey Arts Center, Abbotsford, BC. Quartets will be competing Friday night, Choruses will compete Saturday morning and afternoon, and there will be a Show of Champions which will feature the top-ranking quartets and choruses Saturday night. Knowing who is already signed up to compete, there will be lots of great singing Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the competitions and the show of champions are available in advance or at the door - see http://www.divisiononecontest.com/ for details.