Following on from the success of the first SABS ‘Sing Harmony in a Day’ course in Mazarrón, two further courses were held last weekend in Madrid to help augment SABS member choruses, The Barbees and Barberidad.
On Saturday, over 50 ladies arrived to take part. SABS President, Gail Grainger, started with breathing exercises and some fun vocal and physical warm-ups, which soon broke the ice. Viva Quartet was on hand for the break-out sessions to help the ladies learn their parts in the song that they would eventually perform to family and friends.
On Sunday, more than 30 men took part, gaining knowledge about the best stance, breathing and vocal techniques to produce a good barbershop sound, performing their song ‘Under the Boardwalk’ to visitors at the end of the session.
Both choruses have gained between 12 and 15 new members and everyone is excited about the future. Our thanks must go to Kara Hickman Martin and Ricardo Leal for their excellent organisation of the event and to Gail and Viva for their energy and help during the weekend.
The highlight of the weekend was a wonderful afterglow at a Belgian bar, close to the Plaza Mayor. “The whole weekend has been a memorable one for us” said SABS Vice President and Viva Bass, Lyn Baines. “We were made to feel so welcome by everyone and we’d like to give a special thanks to our hosts, Virginia and Angel, who opened up their home to us and made us feel like family.”
The next SABS ‘Sing Harmony in a Day’ courses are scheduled as follows:
Saturday, 23 November 2013 – Los Alcázares, Murcia
Saturday, 30 November 2013 – Sao Bras, Algarve, Portugal
Saturday, 22 February 2014 – Costa del Sol
Sunday, 23 February 2014 – Costa del Sol
If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact