Rhythm of the Rockies could not be more proud of members Stephanie Ball and Jennifer Auld Roach - tenor and lead in No Strings Quartet. With Jenna Kellas- bari of Vocal Motion Chorus and their bass Laura Holmes they cleaned up at the Region 26 competition in Surrey. Their ballad and uptune harmonies and dynamics topped the day in the competition with a score of 583!
Laura Holmes recently became a member of Rhythm of the Rockies - welcome Laura! With new ROTR Bari Karri Quan, the ladies will now head to the SAI International quartet competition as Region 26 reps on the Vegas stage in October 2015 and Rhythm of the Rockies will be there to cheer them on. Congratulations No Strings and knock 'em dead in Vegas!
Rhythm was honored to be a part of the 5th bienniel Calgary Sings hosted by ARCS in April. This is always a great event and the chance to hear a variety of Calgary's choral groups. You could feel the energy before the show even started and performers and audience were caught up in in throughout the evening.
With our high energy Lady Gaga and Queen numbers and our newest song making it's performance debut, Rhythm members performed for a full house and appreciative audience. Thanks to ARCS for including us in this years show supporting the Carewest Music Program.
Rhythm has been busy in 2015 preparing for an exciting year as we head to Las Vegas and SAI International in October. We welcomed Sandy Marron at our annual retreat weekend working and reworking our Contest songs. Her energy and creative talents kept us focussed on great things to come. Kudos to our newest members who worked so hard all weekend. “ALL IN’ was the theme for our Saturday fun night as we rolled the dice in true Vegas style with entertainment, games and an “Out of Sequins” fashion show. Great team of organizers to make this one of our top Retreats ever!
Phillippa was one of 10 ROTR members who traveled to Baltimore for this years SAI convention in November. As past winners of the Harmony Classic, our chorus had the pleasure of distributing medals to this years 1st place winners - City of Gardens from Victoria. Our director, Mary Hager and team leader, Linda Redwood were on stage as this years winner was announced. This is the third consecutive year that Region 26 has won the Harmony Classic! Mary also did a great job as emcee for the second half of the chorus semi-finals - a real honor for her and another milestone for our chorus. 4 of our members were convention assistants and you can be sure that they were all taking notes on what we're in for in 2015 in Las Vegas!
Rhythm of the Rockies started the summer with a smokin' performance at the end of the ride for the 12 Stop Motorcycle Ride for Fresh Start Recovery Centre. Our Flash Mob start was a hit with a great crowd and a wonderful organization.
On Canada Day we were honoured to sing for the Citizenship Ceremony at Heritage Park welcoming 75 new Canadians and then performing in the sunshine on the busy grounds of Heritage Park.
Summer rehearsals making our own adventures included Hawaii night and an evening getting into the spirit of lady Gaga as we took on the challenge of Edge of Glory.
Summer is here and we are taking a break from the rehearsal studio...but first we have a couple of gigs to polish off.
If you are looking for something to do on Canada Day, we will once again be at Heritage Park. We will starting off our day in the Celebration Tent, where we will are part Citizenship Ceromonies. Later in the day, at 2pm we can be found entertaining in the Park. Pull our your Red and White and join us as Heritage Park celebrates their 50th Birthday!
We return to the studio July 22nd.
What a Ride!
The sunshine and springtime weather on the other side of the Rockies were a welcome treat after our long Calgary winter. Members arrived at the Sheraton in Surrey BC ready to take in the events of the regions 'That's Entertainment' contest.
Thursday night we joined a full house for First Night, sang a few regional songs and celebrated the participation of our own, Rose Wightman in the Spirit of 26.