Guest Director – Term 2
Chrissie will conduct two four week workshops during the term and brings with her a wealth of experience. She has been musical director of several community choirs, performed for many theatre companies, and has produced several independent shows.
We have worked with Chrissie before and are looking forward to her return – she is great fun and her lightness of spirit is very infectious!
YMCA Senior Sports Carnival – Wednesday 9 April 2014
The carnival promotes the health and well-being of Canberra’s older citizens who reside in age care facilities or attend age day care programs. It is an annual event which provides an Olympic like atmosphere, with an opening ceremony, local celebrities and dignitaries, medals, entertainment and morning tea.
There were 19 participating teams this year and the dome was filled with colour and a buzz of excitement as the Canberra City Pipes and Drummers lead the Banner Parade. We sang two songs and the National Anthem before the games were declared officially open by Maureen Cane.
A wonderful event to be part of, encouraging all to ‘stay active in body and mind and to never lose that competitive spirit’!
The Banner Parade
inspiring for everyone including the organizer!
Connect and Participate Expo – 29 March 2014
Old Bus Depot Kingston
Publicising our group has always been challenging and to date we have mainly relied on word of mouth and the occasional newspaper advertisement.
The Inaugural Connect and Participation Expo provided us with a different avenue to advertise who we are and what we offer. It was a very well organised event, well set out and inviting for all who came. Our table had prime position just near the entrance and we were delighted to have so many lovely visitors. The bookmarks, almost hot of the press, were a perfect way to advertise our details and helped to give our display that ‘professional’ look!
Seniors Week – 16 – 23 March 2014
‘Let the Good Times Roll’ was the theme for this year’s Seniors Week and we as a ‘senior group’ did our best.
To begin the week, we threw our hat in the ring again and opened our rehearsal to one and all – ‘Sing, Laugh, Enjoy!’ – as part of the activities participation program.
Although not quite as successful as last year, the morning was a relaxed one with an African lullaby and a Sonny and Cher classic being added to our repertoire. Living up to our slogan for the rehearsal, we sang a lot, laughed way too much and certainly enjoyed the morning. And, the yummy treats brought to share were an added bonus!
Calvary Retirement Village – Friday 21 March
The returned visit to the village was not a planned one, but we were more than happy to fill in when illness struck.
Complete with green gloves, our intrepid group of ten took the audience on a quick trip around the globe, singing songs from all over the world.
Being Seniors Week it was an ideal opportunity to reinforce the value of singing and how good it is for you.
The audience were invited to join us at any stage during our performance and we were delighted when many of them did. It was a very happy and relaxed performance proving that sometimes it can be an advantage to sing at short notice!