On Saturday 7th November 2015 Spinnaker Chorus travelled to Llandudno to participate in the Willmott Dixon North Wales Choral Festival. We entered the ‘Barbershop’ category in the festival organised by Conwy County Borough Council which took place on Sunday 8th November at the Venue Cymru. The festival is very popular attracting competitors from across the UK.
We were pleased to reach our destination after our long coach journey and checked into our seafront hotels. After our enjoyable evening meal we watched a fabulous firework display which took place at the end of the pier. What a treat and a wonderful evenings entertainment after which we were all ready for our beds.
Up bright and early on the Sunday our preparations began straight after breakfast. Hair, make up, false lashes and costumes on we gathered together for a vocal warm up. Before we knew it we were on the coach to the superb Venue Cymru where we had a 45 minute rehearsal of our competition songs and choreography.
At 12 o’clock we filed into the event hall and took our seats as the contest began. As we were performing last we were able to watch and enjoy all of the choruses in our category, wow, what a high standard! We thoroughly enjoyed being entertained by so many talented choirs.
It was now time for Spinnaker Chorus to take to the stage so with costumes glittering, faces beaming, twinkling eyes and huge smiles we filled the risers and started our set. With adrenaline flowing we sang our hearts out, energetic choreography and beautiful voices ringing. Three songs later our performance ended and buzzing with excitement we filed back to our seats to await the adjudicators decisions.
Twenty minutes later results were in, Spinnaker Chorus were awarded 3rd place with 73 points…what an achievement and a proud moment for us all as we cheered, watching Jenny, our MD, on stage collecting our trophy.
A wonderful, memorable weekend.