|Type of post:||Chorus News Item|
|Posted By:||BEV Wriedt|
|Date Posted:||Sun, 28 Jul 2019|
|Our biennial weekend getaway for members took place last weekend, and we were excited to work with Master Director Vicki Dwyer as our special Coach for this winter retreat in the Dandenongs.
Vicki is a respected member of the Regional Education Faculty for Sweet Adelines Australia, and a sought-after coach for choruses and quartets. Personally, Vicki received 4 gold medals singing Lead with Accolade quartet (representing Australia at International) and more recently in her current quartet Alouette, consistently places top 3 in our Region 34 Quartet competition.
She is a professional singing teacher and directs Circular Keys Chorus as well as Sydney Harmony men’s chorus. In 2009 Vicki directed Circular Keys Chorus to their first international Sweet Adelines competition in Denver, and again last year they competed in the Harmony Classic category and performed a fantastic Australian themed medley for the enthusiastic international audience at St Louis USA.
Of course "What happens at retreat, stays at retreat" - but hey nothing wrong with rewarding hard work with a little fun and relaxation! What better way to spend a chilly weekend away with friends, working on our craft together and preparing our competition songs for the next national convention in Hobart 2020. Not to mention a warming fireplace, all meals provided, celebrating VV's 9th birthday, and invigorating strolls among the native birds & eucalypts.