GEM hosts LABBS Education Day

GEM hosts LABBS Education Day
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Rachel Watson
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 22 Aug 2018
The association to which we belong (Ladies' Association of British Barbershop Singers) is a national body of 55 women's choruses from right across the country - and we were delighted to host one of their recent regional education days!

Our director Rachael and music judge and arranger extraordinaire Heather compered a fantastic day of warm ups, tags and working on this year's LABBS polecat (a song the whole organisation learns each year so we can all sing in a 2000+ strong chorus when we get together at convention) - 'Anthem' from the musical 'Chess'. It's a great rousing number, and now knowing what it sounds like with a chorus of around 120, it's going to be amazing at convention!

We were joined by so many choruses from across our region, and some even came from as far afield as Devon!! As always it was an absolute pleasure to share the joy of being in a chorus and being a part of this wonderful artform - and a pleasure to put on one of our famous GEM spreads to feed and water everyone through the day. If you've never been to a GEM event, make sure you do as our cakes alone are worth a visit...