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Canberra Convention 1995 - First Convention
Canberra Convention 1995 - First Convention

We sang "My Wild Irish Rose" and "I Want a Girl" and won the bronze medal under the direction of Bill Albrecht. This was our first Australian convention, after competing the year before at Auckland New Zealand.
Sydney Convention 1997
Sydney Convention 1997

We sang "Hello My Baby" and "Pal of my Cradle Days" with MD Len Nayler, and achieved one of our highest scores.
Brisbane Convention 1999
Brisbane Convention 1999

MD Bernie Cureton led us in 1999 as we sang "Let the Rest of the World Go By" and "Suzie's Fella".
Melbourne Convention 2001
Melbourne Convention 2001

The Melbournaires under MD James Wettenhall had 52 men on stage and sang "Give Me a Barbershop Song" and "What'll I Do?". We also organised the convention which was held at Hamer Hall with dinners at the Exhibition Buildings!
Perth Convention 2003
Perth Convention 2003

MD Ian Lushey took us to the convention at the Burswood Convention and Casino complex in Perth. We sang "Love Me, and the World Is Mine" and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You/Ain't That a Kick in the Head".
Gold Coast Convention 2005
Gold Coast Convention 2005

Held at Jupiters and the Gold Coast Convention Centre at Broadbeach. We sang "The Masquerade Is Over" and "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You / Ain't That a Kick" under the direction of Ian Lushey.
Award to Melbournaires - 2005 Gold Coast Convention
Award to Melbournaires - 2005 Gold Coast Convention

Ian Lushey MD and President Roger Archman with our Best Medium Sized Chorus Award at the 2005 Gold Coast AAMBS National Convention. We sang our hearts out with "The Masquerade Is Over" and "You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You".
Gold Coast Convention 2005
Gold Coast Convention 2005

Kilted George Arundel and the chorus ready to sing Amazing Grace at the church service at the 2005 Gold Coast 8th AAMBS National Convention. Ian Lushey was our MD.
Sydney Convention 2007
Sydney Convention 2007

MD Ian Lushey took us to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour. We sang "From the First Hello" and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love".
Hobart Convention 2009
Hobart Convention 2009

Held at the Hobart Hotel Grand Chancellor,The Melbournaires had 49 singers and received the Chorus Handicap Award. We sang "All The Way" and "Taking A Chance On Love" under the Musical Direction of Ian Lushey.
Brisbane Convention 2011
Brisbane Convention 2011

Held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Our 47 singers performed "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Love Me" under MD Ian Lushey.
Perth Convention 2013
Perth Convention 2013

Perth Convention was fun and again under the Musical Direction of Ian Lushey we sang "The Way You Look Tonight" and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter". Our average score was 67.3% and we came seventh out of 16 choruses.
Perth Convention 2013 - Between The Bays
Perth Convention 2013 - Between The Bays

Between The Bays Harmony Chorus under the Musical Direction of John Webb attended its first BHA Convention at Perth in October 2013. The Chorus sang "I Love To Hear That Old Barbershop Style" and "Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair".
Melbourne Convention 2015
Melbourne Convention 2015

The Melbournaires Harmony Chorus hosted the Melbourne 2015 BHA National Convention. Chorus and quartet performances were held at Hamer Hall, youth and other activities at Federation Square and Etihad Stadium. Over 700 delegates over five days of a'cappella singing. We performed "You Don't Know Me" and "I've Been Working On The Railroad" to obtain a score of 70.7%, equal eighth.
Melbourne Convention 2015 - Between The Bays Chorus
Melbourne Convention 2015 - Between The Bays Chorus

Between The Bays Harmony Chorus had 12 singers at the 2015 Melbourne BHA Convention, sang "I Love To Hear That Old Barbershop Style" and "For All We Know", achieving great experience under MD John Webb, and a credible 57.2%.
Melbourne Convention 2015 - Mature Chorus Trophy
Melbourne Convention 2015 - Mature Chorus Trophy

The Melbournaires were awarded the inaugural Andy Aberle Mature Chorus Trophy at the 2015 BHA National Convention. Andy Aberle (Life Member 1997 - on left) is seen with Melbournaires President John Howell and MD Ian Lushey.
Melbourne Convention 2015 - Church Service
Melbourne Convention 2015 - Church Service

BHA National Conventions traditionally close with a church service, held this year at the Collins Street Baptist Church. Shown here are some of The Melbournaires at the service wearing our Convention Tshirts.
Melbourne 2015 - Vocal Spectrum
Melbourne 2015 - Vocal Spectrum

The International Gold Medal Quartet Champions Vocal Spectrum performed at the 2015 BHA National Convention in Melbourne..... and what performances. The many audiences loved every minute of their singing.
Newcastle Convention 2016
Newcastle Convention 2016

The Melbournaires sent a small chorus to the 2016 BHA Newcastle Convention. Our performance was based around a theme of Getting Hitched - choreo thanks to our own Clive Metz. The first song "All The Way" represented love, longing and looking forward to the wedding. The second "After You've Gone" displayed dishevelment after being dumped. Total performance was well received by the audience.