RCM’s Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus brings home a medal

Riverina Conservatorium of Music’s Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus travelled to Hobart last week to participate in the annual Sweet Adelines’ Convention. Nineteen choruses, which included over 700 women from across Australia, came together for the women’s barbershop four part harmony competition. Murrumbidgee Magic, which had 24 singers on stage, came away with second place in the small chorus division. Judging for the competition is conducted by four judges who come from America, each specialising in one of four categories: sound, music, expression and showmanship. The chorus sang two songs, entertaining the full auditorium of competitors, showing how much enjoyment they get from performing. The chorus has been preparing for the competition for the last 12 months. This has included rehearsing every Wednesday night, participating in coaching sessions led by singing coaches from Australia and America, conducting community workshops and performing in various local events. This has culminated in the chorus being successful and being awarded the second place medal.

The next major performance for the chorus will be on Saturday, 29 August at the Wagga Civic Theatre. This will be a concert for Legacy and the chorus will be joined by other local performers and the Australian Army Band, Kapooka.