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Regional Convention 2017: Perth

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth. Thu 18 May to Sun 21 May

Official photos can now be viewed and purchased from Amber Scobie Photography

The Webcast is available to watch for up to 2 weeks after convention.

Official Results

Official Score Sheets (pdf)

The top results (as announced at contest):

Quartets

1st Hi-Jinx 635
2nd Debacle 588
3rd Alouette 577
4th Broadband 551
5th Sista! 535

Choruses

Most Improved Chorus: Vocalescence (+77pt)

Division A
3rd Place:   Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus
2nd Place:  Vocalescence
1st Place: Circular Keys Chorus

Division AA
3rd Place: Indian Blue Chorus
2nd Place:  Geelong Harmony Chorus
1st Place: Melbourne Chorus

Overall Results
5th Place: Vocalescence Chorus – 558
4th Place: Circular Keys Chorus – 595
3rd Place: Melbourne Chorus – 603
2nd Place: A Cappella West – 614
1st Place – and 2017 Championship Chorus:
Endeavour Harmony – 655

Novice Director: Judy Ferguson, Murrumbidgee Magic
Novice Quartet: True Blue
Most Improved Quartet: Cool Change


Hobart 2018

Our next convention will be a Wrest Point in Hobart. More info will appear here as it is available.

Until then, you can see the information from Perth 2017 below.

Convention Schedule – Perth 2017

Please note that the Quartet Function at 2.00pm on Thursday 18 May is not proceeding as previously advised. Quartets will be notified at a later date of alternative arrangements being made for a social gathering.

Thursday 18th May 2017
12.00-1.45pm Competing Quartet Lunch Rigby’s, Rear 221 St Georges Terrace
1.00 – 2.00pm STAR Chorus Rehearsal Meeting Room 1
2.00 – 3.00pm Quartet Chorus Rehearsal Meeting Room 1
2.30pm Mic Testing Chorus assemble in the Eastern Foyer, Level 1, PCEC
3.00 – 4.00pm Official Inspection Riverside Theatre
3.00 – 5.00pm Quartet/Chorus Briefing Check-in RMT Information Desk,
Central Foyer
5.00 – 5.45pm Joint Quartet & Chorus Briefing Riverside Theatre
5.45 – 6.30pm Chorus Walkthroughs Riverside Theatre
6.30 – 7.30pm Quartet Walkthroughs Riverside Theatre
Friday 19th May 2017
8.00 – 9.00am STAR Chorus Rehearsal Riverside Theatre
9.00-10.00am CAL Get-together Espresso Bar, Level 2, PCEC
10.30 – 11.00am Mass Sing Ballroom 2 Foyer, PCEC
11.45am Opening Ceremony Riverside Theatre
12.30pm Quartet Competition & Awards Riverside Theatre
Saturday 20th May 2017
11.30am Chorus Competition & Awards Riverside Theatre
5.30pm approx.
The Parade of Champions will commence
1.5 hours after the conclusion of the
Awards ceremony.
Parade of Champions Riverside Theatre
8.00pm Pyjama Party Rigby’s Bar – Rear 221 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Sunday 21st May 2017
8.00 – 9.30am Leaders’ Breakfast River View Room 4
10.00 – 12.00pm Master Class River View Rooms 4 & 5
10.00 – 12.00pm Master Class for Directors & Assistant Directors Avon Room,
Adina Apartments (opposite PCEC)
12.30 – 1.00pm Closing Ceremony River View Rooms 4 & 5

The Riverside Theatre, Meeting Room 1, River View Rooms 4 & 5, Central Foyer and Summer Garden are all located on Level 2 of the PCEC.

Webcast – Perth 2017

If you are unable to attend in person (or miss out seeing other competitors because you are competing), you can watch the webcast of the Quartet Competition (Fri 19 May) and Chorus Competition (Sat 20 May) AND you will also be able to access the webcast archive for 2 weeks after the competition, commencing 24 May.

Only $30.00

Register here

Please Note : All Times shown are Australian Western Standard Time

Quartet Competition Fri 19 May Perth 2017
Cont # Sched Time Quartet Chapter(s)
12:30 MC Announcements
12:35 Mic Testers: Eureka
1 12:46 ATTUNE Quartet, EO Hervey Bay Seabelle Singers
2 Chanteuse Quartet – Withdrawn
3a 12.57 Cool Change Endeavour Harmony
3 1:08 Platinum Quartet Vocal Vibes
4 1:19 Wildfire Quartet Vocalescence
5 1:30 True Blue Quartet Indian Blue
6 1:41 Sassy Quartet CAL, Vocalescence
7 1:52 MiXiTdownunder Quartet Coastal a Cappella
8 2:03 Cha-Ching! Quartet CAL, Vocal Vibes
9 2:14 Alouette Quartet Circular Keys
10 2:25 Yours Truly Quartet Endeavour Harmony
2:35 Interval 30 mins
11 3:07 Sista! Quartet Coastal a Cappella , Northern Beaches
12 Supertonic Quartet – Withdrawn Perth Harmony
13 3:18 Hi-Jinx Quartet A Cappella West , CAL
14 After Six Quartet – Withdrawn
15 3:29 Cinnamon Quartet Endeavour Harmony , Wollongong Harmony
16 3:40 Treble Makers Quartet Northern Beaches
17 Eclipse Quartet – Withdrawn
18 3:51 Something Else! Quartet Geelong Harmony
19 4:02 Harmony Capers Quartet, OPEN DIVISION CAL, Melbourne
20 4:17 Tenacity Quartet, OPEN DIVISION Adelaide Sound Connection , Onkaparinga Harmony
21 4:32 BroadBand Quartet Perth Harmony
22 4:43 Debacle Quartet Brindabella

See Quartet Traffic Pattern Timing

See Traffic Pattern Map

Chorus Competition – Sat 20 May
Perth 2017
Cont # Sched Time Chorus Location Director
11:30 MC Announcements
0 V Adelaide Sound Connection Chapter, VIDEO  Mitcham, South Australia Engelina De Jong
1 11:35 Pros. Soundwaves A’Cappella Chapter, EO Burrum Hea, Queensland Jennifer Grauer
2 11:46 Hobart Harmony Chapter Hobart, Tasmania Jennifer Pyefinch
3 11:57 A Cappella West Chapter Murdoch, Western Ausatralia Lindsey Dyer
4 12:08 Endeavour Harmony Chapter Sydney, New South Wales Lea Baker
5 12:19 Voices of the Vasse Chapter Busselton, Western Australia Stephanie Bruce
6 12:30 Vocalescence Chapter Gold Coast, Queensland Andrew Howson
7 12:41 Coastal a Cappella Chapter Erina Heights, New South Wales Linda Wareham
8 12:52 Murrumbidgee Magic Chapter Wagga Wagga, New South Wales Judith Ferguson
1:00 Interval 30 mins
9 1:33 Geelong Harmony Chapter Geelong, Victoria Alexander Morris
10 1:44 Indian Blue Chapter Ocean Reef, Western Australia Kali Caramia
11 1:55 Coastal Charisma Chapter Broadbeach, Queensland Jonathan Albertini
12 2:06 Melbourne Chapter Melbourne, Victoria Traci Voss
13 2:17 Onkaparinga Harmony Chapter, OPEN DIVISION Woodcroft, South Australia Sarah Bradley
14 2:32 Perth Harmony Chapter, OPEN DIVISION Perth, Western Australia Carole Macintyre
15 2:47 Circular Keys Chapter Castle Hill, New South Wales Vicki Dwyer
2:58 Contest Concludes
3:00 MC Announcements
3:05 MLC Ladies
3:16 Clementines

See Chorus Traffic Pattern Timings
See Traffic Pattern Map

Competing Choruses – Scores at Previous Contests

Perth 2017 Registration

 

Early Bird Registration

(before Friday 10 March)

Registration

(Registrations close Friday 7 April)

SAI Member

$240

$275

SAI Youth Member (25 & under)

$120

$140

Prospective Chorus Member

$240

$275

BHA Member

$265

$295

Non- SAI Member

$285

$320

Youth Non-Member (25 & under)

$145

$160

Registration closed on 7 Apr 2017 but audience session tickets are still available.

SESSION TICKETS
Available for sale through Ticketek or at the Ticketek box office at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre on the day.

Fri 19 May Quartet Competition (including Opening Ceremony)
$35 full price ticket
$20 student/concession

Sat 20 May Chorus Competition (including Parade of Champions)
$35 full price ticket
$20 student/concession

After 4.00pm on Saturday, all tickets sold at the box office will be $20 for those planning to come for the Parade of Champions only
All ticket prices include GST. Ticketek service and handling fees applies on all purchases.

Mic Testing Chorus

This chorus is now open to all Sweet Adeline members (competing and non-competing) who are available in Perth on Thu 18 May. You will need to be at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre assembled in the Eastern Foyer by 2.30pm.

The chorus will be directed by Master Director Jeanette Whitmore, and you’ll perform on the competition stage during the Official Inspection in large and small chorus configurations.

You will need to come ready to sing “How We Sang Today” and “San Francisco Bay Blues”. (You can download the learning tracks from the Members’ Only area.)

As we have now opened this up to all members, if you didn’t indicate you would like to be part of this chorus when you registered, please click HERE to register your name and the part you sing.

Star Chorus

All non‐competing members are also invited to join the STAR Chorus which will perform in the Opening Ceremony on Friday 19 May.

If you wish to be part of this chorus, sign up when you register for Convention. After registering for the STAR Chorus, you will be sent an email about your participation, along with details how to access the song and learning tracks.

There will be two rehearsals at the PCEC:
 1.00–2.00pm on Thursday 18 May; and
 8.00‐9.00am on Friday 19 May.

If you have any questions about the STAR Chorus, contact: events@sweetadelines.org.au

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Mass Sing

The Mass Sing will be held on Fri 19 May in the foyer of Ballroom 2, PCEC. (Note: this is a change to the orginal schedule due to possible rain)

Mass Sing Songs: Perth 2017
Shelter
It’s My Song
San Francisco Bay Blues
I Am Australian
I’m Australia

Future Region 34 Competition Dates

Dates listed represents the official competition period, from Thursday (briefings), Friday (Quartet contest) and Saturday (Chorus contest). These dates are as published on the Sweet Adelines International Regional Competition Schedule 2017-2022, released 22/6/2016. Locations will be added here as they are confirmed.

2018 17-20 May / Hobart
2019 16-19 May / Hobart
2020 14-17 May / Hobart
2021 13-16 May / Venue TBC
2022 28 April-1 May / Venue TBC

Please note there are activities that often occur on the days prior to and after the Competition that may affect your travel arrangements. These include mass sings and the quartet briefings, so please ensure you take note of this in your planning.

Future International Competition Dates

2017 Las Vegas, Nev 9-14 October
2018 St Louis, Mis 15-20 October
2019 New Orleans, Lou 16-21 September
2020 Louisville, Kentucky 12-17 October (70th Diamond Anniversary)

More details about International Conventions can be found on www.sweetadelineintl.org.