Stream Leader: The Emerald Guard quartet
If you want to improve vocal craft and presentation skills whilst singing as part of a large chorus, then the Chorus stream is the right choice for you. It is open to both men and women, although the arrangements are all in the male vocal range.
You will improve your ability to contribute to your own chorus performances with coaching in vocal technique and other essential skills, such as understanding the music, visual communication and responding to the director.
You will experience a wide range of rehearsal ideas using the Chorus songs. A typical day will include sessions working as a chorus with coaches improving the songs, interspersed with time off the risers, learning other skills. The chorus performance on the Saturday Night Show is always the focal point for the weekend.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR CHORUS STREAM STUDENTS TO LEARN THE WORDS AND NOTES OF THE COLLEGE SONGS BEFORE THE WEEKEND. If you do not know the chorus songs, you are stopping yourself from getting the most from the weekend and holding back the other members of the chorus.
The stream is taught by the members of The Emerald Guard, who bring along their unique blend of enthusiasm to the chorus stream! They each bring their individual area of expertise to teach the skills which are most important to a barbershop chorus member. The Emerald Guard will be working hard to build a team at the same time, to ensure everyoe goes away feeling part of a bigger chorus. The chorus will also receive additional input from the visiting educators during the weekend.
Previous students have remarked on the wonderful feeling of camaraderie and fellowship which develops in the chorus over the weekend. The course is ideal for beginners and more experienced singers alike.
The chorus songs for this year will be "Do You Really Love Me?" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doh-Dah"
Chorus numbers are limited and early application is