FR’s Annual Harmony Workshop goes with a swing

Workshop 1We were pleased to welcome nearly 80 delegates to our annual workshop on Saturday, 23rd January,
including many returnees from the past 5 years we’ve been holding this event.  Great to have some of our sister chorus, Cardiff Style, supporting us and alsoWorkshop 2  the ‘Red Hatters’ – lovely ladies from Cotswold Gems who do much charity work around the Gloucester area.  10:00am sharp start with a vocal warm up routine from MD Jo Dean, followed by some singing craft, then off to the first break out Workshop 3session for 3 parts to find they are singing ‘doo’ for half of the song, whilst the Leads captivate us all with the melody.  The seemingly impossible was achieved yet again at 3:30pm – Show Time – when the delegates were up on the risers singingDSC_0134 the day’s song with confidence, smiles and no music; truly page to stage in a day.  Much home-made cake consumed by all (understandably, to keep the energy
levels up) supplied by FR’s 1st class catering team and a good venue with plenty of room made a happy day; great fun and looking forward to next year already.  Added bonus in that some of the delegates will be joining FR shortly.

Workshop 4