2018 16th BHA National Convention Results - Melbournaires Harmony Chorus, Phoenix Harmony Chorus

Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: John Webb
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 16 Sep 2018
Congratulations all round to the members who travelled to Adelaide to represent the Melbournaires Harmony Chorus at this year’s convention in both the chorus and quartet competitions. 

Under Ian Lushey’s direction we achieved an average score of 71.3% placing us 6th amongst the 16 competing choruses.  This is the highest score the Melbournaires Harmony Chorus has ever achieved in a national competition.

Skeeters (David Durrant, Tim Lau, Mitchell Hargreaves and Carol Zhong) took out the Mixed Quartet competition third place bronze medal with an average score of 68%. This is highest score ever achieved by a Melbournaires quartet in national competition and sets a new performance benchmark for all of us.

Harmonic Motion (Steve Carnie, Richard Fisher, John Howell and Peter Waterworth) brought home the second place silver medal from the Seniors Quartet competition with an average score of 63.9% - a remarkable achievement with Peter standing in for Lecky Webster with only five days notice.

Sound Investment (Mark Unwin, George Arapoglou, Michael Williamson and Colm Talbot) were placed 10th in the Open Quartet Competition with an average score of 67.5%. Another remarkable achievement considering we have not had a quartet from the Melbournaires in the open quartet finals since 2003.

Honourable mentions in the open quartet competition also go to Sound Check (Tim Lau, Rob Lee, Mitchell Hargreaves and David Durrant)  scoring 63.1% and Fourtet (Will Hessler, Rod Stow, Richard Fisher and Peter Waterworth) scoring 62.3%
Unfortunately with Lecky unable to attend the convention, Boardwalk had to withdraw from the Open Quartet Competition.

Behind each of these achievements there are stories of hard work and difficulties overcome, with some special people to thank for their support and encouragement along the way.   But for now, as a club, we can revel in the reflected glory of a job well done.

John Webb