We’ve been learning lots of tips and tricks to improve our barbershop singing style with visits from one of Australia’s top barbershop directors, Lea Baker.
Lea is a Master Director and her chorus, Endeavour Harmony is one of Australia’s best women’s barbershop choruses so we always learn a lot from her visits.
We were thrilled to receive funding from Sunshine Coast Council and Arts Queensland for a mentoring program that brought Lea to the Sunshine Coast to work with the chorus and our director, Kim Kirkman.
Our Sensational ’70s show, Oh What a Night, staged at Lake Kawana Community Centre on 15th October 2016, featured songs from AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles, Abba, Tina Turner and many more ’70s classics. The Fineline Band was a great addition to our show and audience members joined in the spirit of the evening by dressing in ’70s fashion. A full house and a fun time by both performers and audience ensured it was a ‘sensationally successful’ event.
Photos from our recent show: Oh What a Night – the Sensational 70s
One of the benefits of belonging to Hot Ginger is the amount of training we receive from Australian and international singing coaches.
Already this year, we’ve had workshops with two of Australia’s leading barbershop directors, Glenda Lloyd of Brindabella Chorus and Lea Baker of Endeavour Harmony Chorus, along with a quartet masterclass in Brisbane.
In 2015, we had workshops with four visiting Australian and American coaches.
And of course, our Musical Director, Kim Kirkman, is also an experienced vocal coaching so we’re always learning something new.
As you can see from this photo with Lea Baker, we have a lot of fun at the workshops.