On Saturday 5th November two sparkling Dectet groups and a Quartet from Spinnaker Chorus brought fireworks to competition at Gosport Music Festival.

Dectets Decadence and A Box of Frogs competed in the Barbershop 8-18 voices category. Decadence performed two songs Carolina in the Morning and Candle on the Water and came 1st place with a fabulous 86 points. A Box of Frogs sang a medley of I’m into something good with Happy together, (arranged by Aaron Dale) followed by When I fall in love. This wonderful performance earned them 3rd place with a score of 84 points. These two Dectets were formed especially for this festival and were made up of Spinnaker Chorus members, some of who have never previously performed outside of Chorus, so a fabulous achievement on this their debut.

Later in the day came the Barbershop 8 voices or less class. Our wonderful quartet, Life’s a Pitch! Who are June Samson (bass), Karen Riley (tenor), Beckie Puncher (lead) and Jenny Savory (Baritone) sang a medley of Bill Bailey and Angry followed by Once Upon A Time.

These ladies are experienced quartet singers having previously competed in different quartets at Sweet Adeline’s International Region 31 conventions. Their gorgeous voices and superb blending are a treat to listen to, mixed with their confident performances they are a pleasure to watch and rightly deserved their 1st place win with 87 points.

All the groups received huge applause from their groupies providing support in the audience. The Adjudicator for the day was Jane Wilkinson who provided very welcome informative and helpful critique on their performances.

Spinnaker Chorus is an amazing group of talented ladies and it is exciting and encouraging to see our members wanting to develop their singing experience, skills and confidence, forming dectets, octets and quartets.

Well done to all who competed