On an unusually cool summer Saturday morning, several excited ladies gathered and boarded a mini bus, trusting themselves into the hands of our driver, David and the plans of a select few.
Applause & smiles, while one jumped up from his seat.
Where are we now? The Aldinga airfield is home to Adelaide Biplanes and flying instruction school. It’s more than a strip of tarmac, hangers and windsocks. The beautifully tendered garden surrounds the family business. As well as a flying school and joy flights, a relaxing veranda, a welcoming cuppa and homemade kitchen delights are on hand. The stories and passion of the biplanes and the owners are infectious. We met 3 Biplanes: ‘Marilyn Monroe’, ‘a Feisty French Tart’ and a glorious original Tiger Moth. Our gift of a song for our hostess was an emotional touching moment for us all.
|One of the great joys each year is singing Christmas music and sharing that with the community. This year we invited ladies to join us for a 6 week lead up to learn some Christmas songs so they could sing with us at the Woodcroft Neighbourhood Carols. The chorus also sang for several hours at Henley Beach Pavillion (Foodland and associated shops) and were joined by Father Christmas as he wandered around the centre greeting children and shoppers. |
We have one more Christmas singout, on Wednesday 20th December for the Aberfoyle Park Baptist Church Carols.
We hope you and your family have a very safe and blessed Christmas.
|2017 was the year we decided to have the Best Party Ever with our debut package for the Sweet Adeline Australia contest in Perth last May. After many months of rehearsing, trialling our speaking lines, prose, rhyme and even the odd sight gag, we took to the stage with a gorgeous collection of childrens toys ready to party once our little one was fast asleep.|
New to the toybox was the Pirate Queen who didn't quite understand the ettique of the toybox. While she plotted how to rule this lot into a reasonable crew (for she had been forced to walk the plank before) the Blue Fairy was starting to see that something needed to be said.
The Pirate Queen, while secretly wishing on the Blue Fairy's Star she had taken while the Toy were asleep, longed just to belong in her new Toybox. Alas the Star's power would not work for her until she said she was really sorry!
The Blue Fairy granted her, her wish, and the toys all greated her as she returned the "borrowed" items. After all "we all go together"
The chorus was thrilled to be awarded the Bravo Audience choice award and really did have the best party ever!
|In July this year, the musical directing team were able to travel to Auckland NZ to participate in the Sweet Adelines International A cappella Harmony Academy (AHA).|
We were delighted to have been succesful in our grant application from the City of Onkaparinga Community Training and Development for funds to support the cost of registration and contributions towards the travel/accommodation costs. As a volunteer organisation, the contribution that individuals already committ to for futher education is assisted greatly when grant monies are sourced.
The aim of AHA was to challenge members to build a stronger performance, to take their vocal and performance skills to the next level. AHA is the “spark” that dares people to step up their a cappella game – to rise to the top!
The directing team attended major sessions as well as elective workshops and covered many elements of what makes a successful Performance package; developed our skills in building an artistic sound using breath, resonance and chord ring as well as hearing from the current International Quartet Gold Medalists - Speed of Sound.
We were also treated to a great line up of educators who willingly shared their skills with the attendees from Australia, New Zealand, UK & USA.
Thank you City of Onkaparinga for supporting us as we seek to develop our performance skills and represent this area as we sing using our new skills.