Annual Sausage Sizzle

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Jul 052017
 

Indian Blue chorus have had a busy couple of months, after returning from competition in May we have been busy learning new repertoire, welcoming prospective members doing a little FUNdraising

On July 1st  we had a very successful Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings Joondalup, many sausages cooked, many songs sung and a lot of fun had. Even though it was VERY wet and COLD

READY WILLING AND WAITING

PREP DONE 

MANY HELPERS

DEDICATION

First Timers at Convention 2017

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May 112017
 

Indian Blue is proud to introduce our First Timers for this years convention 17 in total!

If you would like to see yourself in this photo next year, come along on June 6th and see what Sweet Adelines and Indian Blue are all about.

See you soon.

ANZAC DAY 2017

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Apr 272017
 

A huge thank you to the City of Joondalup for sharing their special ANZAC service with Indian Blue Chorus it was such a privilege to be invited to sing the National Anthems of Australia and New Zealand for this ceremony.

It was very moving standing in the dawn silence with 8000 people.

Thank you to those who have, and continue to protect our beautiful country. Lest We Forget

Photo’s generously  supplied by City of Joondalup.

 

Convention 2017

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Apr 232017
 

Indian Blue Chorus will be 48  members on stage this year – that’s over 25% more than last competition in Hobart where we took 38 singers.

One-third of our chorus are “First Timers” with Indian Blue … two have only auditioned this year! For our Friends of Indian Blue who have attended a convention, remember how amazing that was? 2017 convention will also see Indian Blue Chorus’ first, novice quartets compete –

True Blue                                   Eclipse!

     

We are Sweet Adelines and there are 700 women on their way to compete in Laugh, Sing and Shine!, the Perth 2017 Sweet Adelines Australia women’s barbershop competition and convention. The weekend of May 19th -21st

Having convention in Perth this year is a wonderful opportunity for Family and Friends of IBC to experience Sweet Adelines doing what they do best: “Sing in Bling” with friends old and new. We look forward to seeing you there
The convention runs for four days, including two days of intense competition starring quartets and choruses from all over Australia.
Join us at PCEC and get ready to Laugh, Sing and Shine! with us.

 

2017 Retreat

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Apr 232017
 

For our annual retreat Lynne Smith was with us teaching us how to perfectly apply our ‘face’ and to perfectly present that face on stage (and, of course, the rest of the body too)!

                                    

There will be almost 50 members on stage this year – that’s over 25% more than last competition in Hobart where we took 38 singers. One-third of our chorus are “First Timers” with Indian Blue … two have only auditioned this year! For our Friends of Indian Blue who have attended a convention, remember how amazing that was? 2017 convention will also see Indian Blue Chorus’ first, novice quartets compete – True Blue & Eclipse!

 

 

2017 Here We Come!

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Feb 052017
 

Indian Blue Chorus is off to a great start for 2017!

On our first night back in January, we had the fabulous Jan Carley come along to inspire us to create our vision for the coming year. The next weekend, our Management & Music teams had a retreat with Jan working on different aspects of ‘Overtone Leadership’, including creating the atmosphere, space and environment for everyone to shine to their fullest potential and developing our ‘acknowledgement rich culture’! The teams also celebrated our 2016 achievements, reviewed our members’ responses to our ‘Health Check’ survey and created dreams for the next 1, 3 & 5 years of Indian Blue’s future!

 

Second week back, we were on the risers with our wonderful director, Kali Caramia and our Coach for this year’s convention, the amazing Bec Hewitt. What a night of singing, fun and learning (we are all committed to learning and growth!!!)!!!

Two of us became Australian citizens on Australia Day – we sang ‘I Am Australian’ to acknowledge this special event. We had four guests visiting us and look forward to them coming back next week! ‘We’ are fabulous!

Indian Blue Chorus is unlike most choirs! We learn our music and then sing a cappella, (performing without holding music and no accompaniment!). We sing, we dance (a little) and put on a passionate, entertaining performance engaging with our audience!

Indian Blue is currently preparing for the Sweet Adelines Australia Convention to be held here in Perth over the weekend of May 18-20 at the Perth Convention Centre. We expect approximately 800 singers from around Australia to converge on the city to sing and sparkle. At the convention there is a Quartet (Friday) and Chorus competition (Saturday). Indian Blue Chorus anticipates having our first two competing Quartets this year – True Blue and Eclipse! Both competitions are open to the general public!

If you would like to share our passion for singing and performing a cappella, arranged in the barbershop style, contact us and come along and see what it is all about.

 

Christmas Fun

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Dec 122016
 

Indian Blue Chorus has started the Christmas season with a BANG.

Saturday 3rd December the chorus went on our annual community “Sing Out”.

Using the City of Joondalup community buses (Two this year) the chorus visited Care facilities, Retirement Villages and Shopping Centres in the City of Joondalup.

This our way of giving back to the community and having a “Fun Sing out”.

During the month of December the chorus will also be singing at:

Landsdale Community Carols          
Sir David Brand Schoolfaces
Stirling Garden Markets
Ocean Keys Shopping Centre
Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre

But don’t be disappointed you still have a chance to see and join in with the chorus this Christmas season on Tuesday 20th December at Sorrento Quay for Carols on the Quay @ 6.30pm.

santa-house               care                                 mathilda

3rd Birthday Celebrations

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Nov 272016
 

WOW we can hardly believe we are THREE YEARS OLD!

Where does the time go?

Indian Blue Chorus chartered on October 7th 2014 and to celebrate this wondrous event annually, the Chorus members decided they would like to have the motto of “Indian Blue Chorus Empowers Communities.”

To this end we have sought out local groups that we could donate to.

This year Zonta House is our beneficiary, Zonta House Women’s Refuge provides accommodation for women over the age of 18 years (without their children), who are experiencing family and domestic violence/homelessness and crisis in their lives. The member’s provided personal care items for the house to share with its residents

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Kali & our then newest member Dhyana blowing out the candles

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Latest Blue-E Notes – August 2016

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Aug 312016
 

Welcome to our latest Blue-E Notes, for our ‘Friends of Indian Blue’ …  keeping up to date with what is happening with our chorus!

If you would like to subscribe to our Friends of Indian Blue Chorus newsletter, Blue-E Notes, click here.

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