In September the chorus travelled to Sydney, Australia to compete in the Pan Pacific convention. The Pan Pacific is a special convention that runs every 3 years, and includes singers from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the United States, and this time also included a quartet from Singapore. The convention featured the amazing Crossroads quartet.
After preparing 2 songs for some of the year, we were lucky enough to end up coming 2nd in the Barbershop Harmony New Zealand contest held in conjunction with the complete Pan Pacific contest (a sub category). The chorus was very happy with this result. We've been working a lot on improving our singing skills, and it showed in the scores we ended up with.
We'd like to say a big thanks to the guys from the Manawatunes who came with us to Sydney and sang in the chorus. The Manawatunes weren't planning on going, so we invited the ones that wanted to go to join us, and took a number of them along on the ride with us. It was great to bond with our brothers from Palmerston North.
We're now looking forward to next years contest in Tauranga!