Spinnaker Chorus held a fabulous open rehearsal evening on Wednesday 7th October. We were thrilled to have approximately 30 ladies visit us to find out more about our wonderful chorus and barbershop ‘a cappella’ singing.

We started off the evening encouraging these lovely ladies to join us in a physical warm up wth Jo, our amazing choreographer, followed by breathing exercises with Karen, Tenor section leader and vocal warm up and Cathy, Assistant MD. We then sang a couple of songs and later in the evening we split into sections and taught the new ladies the start of a fun song ‘The Muppet Show’. Having had a practice run through we all returned to the risers and sang together.

Once again the Spinnakerettes provided the most wonderful homemade cakes and biscuits for our tea and coffee break. Our thanks go to Janet and Gladys for their services as tea ladies for the evening.

Spinnaker Chorus Open Rehearsal

We were extremely impressed with the enthusiasm our visitors showed and the confidence they had to get up and join in with the activities.

As usual the evening came to an end far too quickly but didn’t we have a great time. We really hope to see these ladies again very soon and welcome them to our Spinnaker family, hopefully to start their fantastic barbershop journey.

Here are some of the lovely comments we have received from our guests about the open evening event.

“Yes, I really enjoyed the evening & as I said to my husband, I’ve never ever seen such a happy throng of people – not a sad or solemn face anywhere. That alone would be a great reason to come along again.” 

“Really enjoyed it thank you x”

“Had a fantastic evening thank you xxx”

“Loved it! Thank you all for being so welcoming :-D”

“I will be coming next week is it ok to bring my Mum as well x”

“Thank u for a great evening x”