Aberdeen Chorus of Sweet Adelines

A Cappella Singing in Aberdeen, Scotland

BLISS!

Barbershop Ladies in Scotland Sing!

A Festival of Barbershop Song

15th-16th September 2018

Tulliallan Police College, Fife

The Aberdeen Chorus invites you to a A Festival of Fun with special guest for the weekend Nicky Salt!

This is a women-only event,  the aim of which is to get together to share our love of barbershop harmony with our sisters in Scotland.

An opportunity for small groups to perform for each other with the focus firmly on fun.

There is an absolute maximum attendance of only 200, so book early to avoid disappointment!!

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What is it?

A women only Festival of Singing with an option of a one or two night stay.

The idea of the event is to have fun singing with each other and performing for each other in small choruses.

By restricting the size of performing groups to 12-25 singers (approximately) singers will potentially be able to have a different performance experience from the performing they do with their regular chorus.

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Where is it?

It will be held at Tulliallan Police College, Kincardine, Fife, FK10 4BE Many of you will  have attended events there before and will know that it provides conference facilities and accommodation all on the one site.

Situated in central Scotland, with good links to the M9, M876 and M90, Tulliallan provides an easily accessible location within Scotland with on-site parking.

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Who'll be there?

All other women’s groups in Scotland singing barbershop have been invited and we hope to get a full house for the weekend of fun, singing, socialising and performing.

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When is it?

The event will start at with a  Meet and Greet with tea/coffee from 9am – 10 am on Saturday 15th September and end at noon on Sunday 16th September.

There are two accommodation options on offer: a one night stay on the Saturday night, or for those who may be travelling further, there is the option to arrive on the Friday night for a two-night stay.

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How much will it cost?

One night option to include: Morning tea/coffee on arrival, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, B&B Saturday night – £90

Two night option to include: B&B Friday night, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, B&B Saturday night – £120.

Accommodation will be in single rooms with en suite facilities.

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Who is our special guest?

Nicky Salt, an internationally renowned singer, coach and barbershop judge, will be joining us for the weekend to give us the benefit of her vast performing experience and to introduce an opportunity for learning and improving our skills amidst all the fun.

Did we mention performing?

We all like to show off what we can do, so while the focus of the weekend will be on singing and having fun, there will be a chance to perform for each other on the Saturday.

We would like to invite you to put together groups of between 12-25 singers to sing for everyone for no more than 10 minutes, to include at least ONE barbershop song. The rest of performance time of 10 minutes can be filled with whatever else you wish – as long as it is entertaining!

Each group should be directed by someone who IS NOT a usual front line director. This could be an Assistant Director, a Section Leader or anyone else who would like a chance to direct! Usual front line directors may choose to sing in one of the groups.

There will also be a festival song for us all to learn and sing together over the weekend. Sheet music and learning tracks will be available for the song after registration.

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How Do I Book?

Choruses should register a list of members who wish to attend by completing the registration form available to download here. There is no need at this stage to let us know how many singing groups you will be bringing or who will be in which group as we will ask you for this information later.

Payment is required with the registration and while we are unable to offer refunds, transfer of a registration to another attendee will be possible.

You can also download festival information and performance guidelines in document form to share using the links.

Note that the registration form is best viewed and completed in Microsoft Word. If you require the form in a different format, please contact us.

Tulliallan Police College, Kincardine, Fife

Contact us for more information

Email: bliss@aberdeenchorus.scot