Together everyone achieves more.
Fascinating Rhythm members have enjoyed a two-day rehearsal weekend, reconnecting as a team after the summer holidays and celebrating awards for two chorus members.
The rehearsal weekend began with a fun musical workshop led by Dan McGinn, who taught the chorus to play games with musical sticks called ‘boomwhackers’ as a way to improve team skills and non-verbal communication. The session encouraged everyone to participate and highlighted the strengths of leadership and followership and the importance of individual responsibility within a team.
The chorus then focused on polishing the two songs they will perform as part of the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) Convention at the end of October before presenting a sneak preview of the convention package to an intimate audience.
Fascinating Rhythm’s ladies now have their sights firmly set on competing at this year’s LABBS Convention, which will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre the last weekend in October. The last time this annual singing competition was held in person was back in 2019 in Llandudno because, due to the covid-19 pandemic, LABBS held virtual online events in 2020 and 2021.
“To be heading back to a LABBS Convention after two years is an absolute thrill, and the chance to see all our sister choruses again is going to be the best feeling. It is true what they say: you don’t know how good you have something until it is taken away! This annual weekend, which brings over a thousand like-minded people together to enjoy the thrill that barbershop brings, has been greatly missed by all at Fascinating Rhythm; it is such an enriching experience and one I hope we never have to miss again.”Fascinating Rhythm’s Musical Director, Jo
Two Fascinating Rhythm singers have also been celebrating membership achievements: Jan has been a member of the chorus for ten years and received her 10-year badge, whilst Julie has passed all elements of the assessment process to become a full singing member of the choir.
“It is always a pleasure to present the awards to ladies who have been members of the chorus for many years, and it’s fantastic that we are welcoming new members to join us on the risers. Congratulations to Jan and Julie for their achievements!”Fascinating Rhythm’s Chair, Iris,
Come and watch us sing!
Fascinating Rhythm will be holding a full dress rehearsal of their Convention package in front of a live audience at Yate Academy on Sunday, 9 October 2022. Tickets for the dress rehearsal are available free of charge, but the audience is limited to 200 seats, so please book your place early!