With a score of 78.8, The Baden Street Singers are your 2019 Barbershop Harmony Festival Mixed Chorus Champions! We’re so proud of the work that everyone has put in to achieve such a great score, and with two original charts, at that!
Barbershop Harmony Festival: VlogIn addition, we've created a lighthearted, behind-the-scenes video of our time in Hobart below!
We are proud to announce that we're the beneficiaries of a grant from Lotterywest, which has been used to purchase our own choral risers for the ensemble.
Newfangled Harmony Concert and School Workshop
The Newfangled Four with The Baden Street Singers
World-renowned comedy quartet, The Newfangled Four, flew in this week for an incredible one-night-only show! Thank you to all who attended our concert, which was a success, both creatively and financially.
The Baden Street Singers were the supporting act of the concert. In the week leading up to it, we co-operatively ran a school workshop with the quartet, under Nick Schurmann's direction. We also had some incredibly valuable coaching delivered to us (and some very silly hangouts in-between.)
Well done to the students who attended our workshop earlier in the week and especially to those who performed alongside us on the night!
AuditioneesWe have continued to bolster our ranks with more singers! This year, to date, we’ve managed to add 13 more singers to our ensemble. Membership is at a record high and our sound has never been more unified.
Barbershop Harmony Festival: Quartets and Performance TimesWe are preparing for the annual Australia Barbershop contest and convention in September, which will take place in Hobart this year! We’re bringing across two new arrangements, one of which is an original song written by our member, Julia Nicholls. Both charts were arranged by Nick Schurmann, our director. The Baden Street Singers will be performing Saturday, September 21st at 1155 hours (UTC +10:00). That's 1355 Perth time!
Additionally, two of our quartets will be competing this year. They would be The Rats and The Resomancers. Quartet contests will take place Thursday, September 19th, with the Resomancers and the Rats on at 0905 hours (UTC +10:00) and 1419 hours (UTC +10:00) , respectively. Watch this space for a link to the webcast! We'll let you know via Facebook if we make it to the finals.
A quick part breakdown:
Tenor: Julia Nicholls
Lead: Caitlin Telford
Baritone: Thomas Filmer
Bass: Nick Schurmann
Tenor: Matt Chung
Lead: Matt Nichols
Baritone: Jeremy Skinner
Bass: Nick Schurmann
Yes, Nick has had a very busy year.
The Baden Street Singers In Concert: Save the DateThe venue has been booked - we'll be hosting our very own concert on Saturday November 23rd at Perth Modern. We'll keep you updated as to the specifics soon!
That's all for this month. I'll be back with a post-festival writeup next month!
follow our love:
|The Baden Street Singers are inviting high school students and music teaching professionals to join us for our full day of A Cappella Harmony workshops on the 6th of August, click here for more information.|
|The Baden Street Singers were met with appreciative audiences over the June long weekend with a much welcomed standing ovation from our first concert of the festival. Special mentions must be given to our friends at Vocal Evolution for their killer show on Saturday night, Tuxedo quartet, who had their first general public performance at the festival, and Tangent as well as Lockout for their great sets and quartet battle on Sunday night. Thanks Denmark, looking forward to seeing you again next year!|
|Rehearsals for our first project of the year, the Denmark Festival of Voice, begin this week! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for some pictures and maybe a few sneak preview videos over the next 10 weeks.|
|The Baden Street Singers are proud to announce that our auditions weekend has been a success! The amount of talent we saw over these two days was phenominal, we can't wait to hear the choir that comes out of it.|
Watch this space for more information on our first major project for the year, the Denmark Festival of Voice.
|Auditions will be held on the weekend of the 5th of March, where potential members will be asked to sing for our director and a small panel as well as having a short interview with an existing member of the management committee. Please see the Auditions page for more information.|