Convention 2023 Bournemouth

Convention 2023 Bournemouth
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Dave Bryant
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 2 Jun 2023

            Wight Harmony, the Isle of Wight male barbershop chorus, entered the annual UK Barbershop Convention 2023 at Bournemouth on Saturday 27th May.  Singers travelled from the Isle of Wight and met at the Bournemouth International Centre. There were 29 male barbershop choruses (choirs) this year from all over the UK and during the day, each chorus had two songs prepared, to perform in front of the audience and nine judges – three experienced judges for each category: music, performance & singing.
Wight Harmony, along with all the choirs had rehearsed their songs in the months prior to the Convention. They continued during the preparation and warm-up on the day, and the singers were relaxed and ready, ready for their performance. They were warmly welcomed onto the stage by the audience, introduced and then performed their two songs - To Make You Feel My Love and Feeling Good. There was a lovely, positive feeling about the performance when singers came off stage. They then relaxed in the auditorium along with hundreds of other singers and followers. After two more performances it was time for the results....and .... Wight Harmony came 11th !
This was an improvement of 13 points - 1190 points, (1177 in 2019) and 9 places – 11th (20th in 2019). Needless to say, the singers and MD were over the moon, eleventh heaven!!

Dave Bryant,
Musical Director
Wight Harmony

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