Choir hopes to hit high note at meet
A YEAR of rehearsing has the Indian Blue Chorus in good stead for its third convention since forming less than four years ago.
The Burns Beach-based women’s barbershop chorus will compete under the direction of Kali Caramia in Laugh, Sing, Shine! at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Sweet Adelines Australia event will see 700 women from Australia at the four-day convention that includes two days of quartet and chorus competition from May 19-20.
Indian Blue Chorus will have 48 members on stage, 12 of whom never competed before and two only auditioned this year.
“The two days of fierce competition will see us singing four-part a cappella harmonies in the barbershop style, scored by internationally accredited judges from the US,” member Lyn Hull said.
For the first time, the chorus will enter a quartet – True Blue – to compete on the Friday against 21 others, while the chorus will compete on Saturday against 15 others.
Both groups will sing two songs – an “up tune” and a ballad – to put them on stage for six minutes each.
The winning quartet will represent Australia at the Sweet Adelines International competition in Las Vegas this October and the winning chorus will do the same at next year’s Las Vegas event.
The Indian Blue Chorus is ready for the Laugh, Sing, Shine! convention.