With the number of weeks before our international competition in Nashville falling to single figures it was time to get some final coaching in. Surrey Harmony were delighted to have Sandy Robinson Marron as coach for the weekend. Sandy’s the Master Director of Vancouver’s Lions Gate Chorus who will be aiming to top their 2008 international bronze medal when they too, compete in Nashville in October.
We’ll be working on all her ‘enhancements’ ready for the big stage!
Sandy’s fantastic sense of humour and musical interpretation gave our competition pieces Dixieland one step” and “Never meant to fall in love” a fresh new feel and added vibrancy. We’ll be working on all her ‘enhancements’ ready for the big stage!
Get em while their hot!
On September 12th, Surrey Harmony will be doing one last performance at The Hub Theatre in Haywards Heath
Tickets are selling fast to Surrey Harmony’s final show before their USA trip, but it’s not too late to secure your seat.
On 12th September, Surrey Harmony will be doing one last performance at The Hub Theatre in Haywards Heath. It promises to be a fantastic evening with a preview of the Competition songs we’ll be taking to Nashville as well as other Surrey Harmony favourites from Abba to Annie Lennox. Of course, as we’re about to head out to Tennessee… there’ll be room for a bit of Dolly Parton too!
Tickets are £10 and available from firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Lorraine on 07846 633 248. Proceeds raised will be split between flight costs to Nashville and Macmillan Cancer Support. Surrey Harmony member Julia Abbott explains why this is such an important cause.
“On 23rd October, 2003 my Dad, Les was diagnosed with Cancer of the Lungs and Liver. The cancer was very advanced and there was nothing that could be done. With no treatment available, he simply had to go home and prepare for the worst. He was just 57 years old.
He made plans for a final holiday but his condition rapidly deteriorated and within a couple of weeks even the shortest of car journeys became too painful to bear. The outlook was very bleak and all that we could do was to ensure his final days were dignified.
This is where Macmillan Cancer Support came in. They were fantastic, they gave Mum all the support and visits she needed to ensure my Dad could remain at home instead of going into hospital. He was able to say goodbye to his friends and family in his own surroundings and on his own terms.
He passed away on the 30th November, just 5 weeks after his initial diagnosis. It was all too quick and hopeless, but thanks to Macmillan, we were neither alone nor helpless. Dying is inevitable but being able to die with dignity, in your own bed, in the house you have lived in for over 20 years, is something that I think we all hope for. This is why I am delighted that Surrey Harmony are supporting Macmillan, during Barbershop awareness week”