Hobart Convention and Regional Contest 2019
Thu 16 May- Sun 19 May 2019
Hobart Convention and Regional Contest 2019
Our next Sweet Adelines Region 34 Annual contest and convention will be at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart from Thu 16 May to Sun 19 May 2019.
All the fun starts in…
Webcast – Hobart 2019
Watch the webcast of the Quartet Competition (Fri 17 May 19) and Chorus Competition (Sat 18 May 19) AND you will also be able to access the webcast archive for 2 weeks after the competition. (Webcast archive is not available until mid-week after contest and will then be available on this page for 2 weeks.)
This year we welcome back Traci Voss (Melbourne), Vicki Dwyer (Circular Keys), and Alex Morris
(Geelong Harmony) to the Contest Webcast. Joining them in the hot seat are Laurel Santry (Redland Rhapsody), Kirsten Richardson (A Cappella West) and Henrietta Farr (Vocal Vibes).
Together, the team will guide our webcast audience through the Quartet and Chorus competitions peppered with regional information, statistics, and competitor information along with shout-outs and support messages.
All competitors are encouraged to come and chat with us and the webcast audience after you have competed.
This free webcast will welcome donations throughout the weekend to help us continue broadcasting in the future.
And for the first time in Region 34, we will also be webcasting the educational Master Class for both Chorus and Quartets on Sunday morning (and this will also be available for 2 weeks after Convention)
Please Note : All Times shown are Australian Eastern Standard Time
Convention Schedule – Hobart 2019
Thursday 16th May 2019
|12 noon – 1.00pm||Quartet Reception|
|1.00 – 2.00pm||Quartet Chorus Rehearsal followed by Quartet Chorus acting as mic testing chorus for Official Inspection|
|1.00 – 2.00pm||MC Briefing in the Onyx Bar|
|2.00 – 3.00pm||CAL Get-together in the Onyx Bar|
|2.00 – 3.00pm||Official Inspection|
|3.15 – 4.45pm||Quartet Briefing and Walkthroughs|
|6.00 – 7.00pm||Government House Reception (by invitation)|
Registration Desk open 2.00pm – 5.00pm
RRT Information Desk/Staff open 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Harmony Bazaar bump-in – Thursday afternoon
Location of the rehearsal rooms are:
o Boardwalk – Down the escalator from the Tasman Theatre
o Wellington – Down the escalator from the Tasman Theatre
o Derwent – First floor – up the stairs from the main reception area
o Riviera- Mezzanine level – above main reception
Friday 17th May 2019
|9.00 – 10.00am||Chorus Briefing and Walkthroughs|
|9.00 – 10.00am||Volunteer Usher Briefing|
|9.00 – 10.00am||STAR Chorus Rehearsal||Boardwalk Gallery|
|10.30 – 11.00am||Mass Sing|
|12.30pm||Quartet Competition & Awards|
Registration Desk open 9.00am – 12.00pm
RRT Information Desk/Staff open 9.00-11.30am and during competition breaks
Harmony Bazaar open 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 18th May 2019
|9.00 – 10.00am||Volunteer Usher Briefing|
|9.00 – 10.00am||STAR Chorus Rehearsal||Tasman Room|
|11.30am||Chorus Competition & Awards followed by STAR Chorus|
|One hour after conclusion of Chorus Comp (approx 5pm)||Parade of Champions|
|6.30pm||Dinner Box Service|
|From 7.30pm||Afterglow/30th Anniversary Celebrations.
Brindabella Chorus is planning and hosting the post competition celebration on Saturday night. A fun night of music, dancing and singing is in the planning.
|Downstairs in the Boardwalk Gallery and Wellington Rooms|
RRT Information Desk/Staff open 9.00am – 3.00pm
Harmony Bazaar open 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 19th May 2019
Due to the City to Casino Fun Run, roads to Wrest Point will be progressively closed from 8.45am. Access will be difficult and parking restricted so arrive early!
|Derwent Room 1
|9.00 – 9.30am||AGM|
|9.30 – 10.15am||
Chorus Master Class
Watch a chorus being coached by our showmanship and expression judges, Renee Porzel and Betty Clipman.
Play it Forward
Mary Rhea, our Sound judge will explore the concept of forward motion – how it affects your sound, and how it affects emotional delivery and communication of the story line.
How barbershop is that?
Corinna Garriock, our Music Judge and certified arranger explains what makes an arrangement “barbershop” using a checklist of music category items to let learners discover, through critical listening, how strong a fit an arrangement is for their chorus or quartet.
|10.15 – 10.30am||Regional Awards|
|10.30 – 11.15pm||
Quartet Master Class
Watch two quartets being coached by our showmanship and expression judges, Renee Porzel and Betty Clipman.
Where do We Go From Here?
Contest is barely over, but we’re already thinking ahead. What are the next steps for chorus or quartet to move forward? Mary Rhea, our sound judge will guide us through this.
Arranger networking with Corinna Garriock. For arrangers and arrangers in training only.
|11.15 – 11.30pm||Closing Ceremony|
|12.00 – 1.30pm||Leaders’ Lunch|
Quartet Competition Fri 17 May Hobart 2019
|Cont #||Sched Time||Quartet||Chapter(s)|
|12.30||Mic Testers: Shenanigans|
|1a||12.41||The BelleChords||CAL Region 34, Brindabella,
|1||12.52||Catwalk (Evaluation)||CAL Region 34, Brindabella,
|2||1.03||GinSing||Coastal a Cappella|
|3||1.14||Cadence||Vocal Vibes, Geelong Harmony|
|4||1.25||Cool Change||Endeavour Harmony|
|5||1.36||ATTUNE||A’ Cappella Bay Singers|
|7||1.58||Alouette||Circular Keys, CAL Region 34|
|10||2.31||Rise||Coastal a Cappella|
|11||2.42||Enchant||A Cappella West|
|12||2.53||Treble Makers||Northern Beaches|
|Interval 35 mins|
|13||3.39||Yours Truly||Endeavour Harmony|
|15||4.01||Something Else!||Coastal a Cappella,
|19||4.45||Sista!||Coastal a Cappella,
|20||4.56||Good4Tunes||CAL Region 34|
|22||5.18||Kosmic||Voices of the Vasse|
|23||withdrawn||Three Docs & a Diva,
Chorus Competition – Sat 18 May
|Cont #||Sched Time||Chorus||Location||Director|
|1||11.30||East City Sound||Bayswater, VIC||Robyn Westwood|
|2||11.41||Endeavour Harmony||Sydney, NSW||Lea Baker|
|3||11.52||Headliners||Ballina, NSW||Cathy Gordon|
|4||12.03||Melbourne||Melbourne, VIC||Traci Voss|
|5||12.14||Coastal a Cappella||Erina Heights, NSW||Linda Wareham|
|6||12.25||Redland Rhapsody||Cleveland, QLD||Louise Brannon|
|7||12.36||Hot Ginger||Sunshine C, QLD||Kim Kirkman|
|8||12.47||Vocalescence||Gold Coast, QLD||Andrew Howson|
|9||12.58||A’ Cappella Bay Singers||Hervey Bay, QLD||Helena Muratori|
|Woodcroft, SA||Sarah Bradley|
|11||1.58||Bathurst Panorama||Bathurst, NSW||Elizabeth Pratley|
|12||2.09||Brindabella||Canberra, ACT||Glenda Lloyd|
|13||2.20||Northern Beaches||Belrose, NSW||Linda Wareham|
|14||2.31||Voices of the Vasse||Busselton, WA||Stephanie Bruce|
|15||2.42||Murrumbidgee Magic||Wagga Wagga, NSW||Judith Ferguson|
|16||2.53||Geelong Harmony||Geelong, VIC||Alexander Morris|
|17||3.04||Hobart Harmony||Hobart, TAS||Jenni Pyefinch|
|3.32||Results and Awards|
Competing Choruses – Scores at Previous Contests
The previous results of all the competing choruses.
Parade of Champions
If your chorus or quartet is eligible to perform in the Parade of Champions, a representative from each quartet and the chorus director must attend the briefing, which will be held at the conclusion of the chorus competition in the Arena.
The line-up for the Parade of Champions is as follows:
5th Place Chorus – 1 song
5th Place Quartet – 1 song
4thPlace Chorus – 1 song
4th Place Quartet – 1 song
AA Winning Chorus* – 1 Song
3rd Place Chorus – 1 song
3rd Place Quartet – 1 song
A Winning Chorus* – 1 song
2nd Place Chorus – 1 song
2nd Place Quartet – 1 song
1st Place Quartet– 2 songs
1st Place Chorus – 2 songs
* If the A and AA Chorus Winners place in the top five, they will sing in the slot determined by their top five placements.
Groups will be called from the audience when they are to muster backstage in preparation for their performance.
30th Anniversary Celebrations
Our traditional Afterglow celebrations will be turned into a special celebration of our Region’s 30th Anniversary.
We encourage all registered participants to join the celebrations at Wrest Point, there will be dancing, singing and no doubt also lots of sharing of memories from the past 30 years of Sweet Adelines in our fabulous region.
To make it easy for those not accommodated at Wrest Point to stay on for the party we are introducing two initiatives this year :
- A cloak room service will be offered at Wrest Point on the day of chorus competition. This will allow members to check in your “party clothes” for the day and then pick them up and change out of your performance costume after competition is over, removing the need to go back to your accommodation in the city to change. Choruses staying off site have been asked to indicate if they will be using this service as part of their CHORUS Competitor form, If your Chorus has not ticked this box, we will not be prepared for you and you MAY NOT be able to access this service.
- We pre-sold vouchers for a meal to be provided between the end of chorus competition and the start of the Parade of Champions. This will allow a quick turnaround of meal service at Wrest Point, again so you need not leave the venue before the party begins. Meal tokens will be distributed to each chorus along with your lanyards.If you wish to secure a meal, but forgot to purchase it as part of your registration package there will be limited meal tokens for sale at the Regional Sales Desk on FRIDAY only.
Leaders’ Lunch – Sunday
Everyone on a Chorus Board or Management Team is welcome to join us on the Sunday of Convention for our Leaders’ Lunch to network with other chorus leaders and meet the Regional
We have fun activities planned for you to connect with other leaders in our region and catch up with old friends.
The lunch event costs $20 incl. GST per person and is subsidised by Sweet Adelines Australia.
In 2019, the AGM will return to our annual Convention. It will be held from 9-9:30am on Sunday 19th May in the Tasman Room at Wrest Point in Hobart.
Each chorus is asked to be represented at the AGM by at least one member in good standing. If your chorus will not be represented, the chorus Secretary or Team Coordinator/President should email apologies to Helen Burke, Regional Secretary – by 5pm AEST 12 May. The 2018–2019 Annual Report will be emailed to members by Tuesday 30 April. The Annual Report will be uploaded onto the Sweet Adelines Australia website.
If you have any questions for the Regional Management Team please send these in writing no later than 30 April 2019 to Annet Wezenbeek (Email addresses are in the members’ area)
We will consolidate questions received and present the answers either at the AGM (time permitting) or on the Regional website.
‘STAR’ is ‘Singing Together at Regional’ and offers the opportunity for anyone to sing on the contest stage where you are NOT in a competing chorus (this includes the international contest, evaluation and open division).
This year the STAR chorus will be back to performing at the conclusion of the chorus contest, before the announcements of awards.
The directors for this convention’s STAR chorus will be Jo Oosterhoff and Lindsey Dyer.
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 scheduled at Wrest Point;
9.15 – 10.15 am on Friday 19 May 2019 in the Boardwalk Gallery and
9.00 – 10.00am on Saturday 20 May 2019 in the Tasman Room
Harmony Bazaar will be held in the Exhibition Hall at Wrest Point.
Our stall holders include:
- Woodenmagic: Tasmanian Timber gifts
- FIND Jewellery Collective: Handmade Jewellery
- The Spindle Tree: All Tasmanian fibre items including yarns, knitwear, gifts, children’s
items, accessories, wraps and everything is made by local artisans.
- Artesia Pewter: Pewter figurines, coasters, spoons, flutes and jewellery.
- Naturally Millie Ma: natural, Tasmanian skincare and body products
- Carole’s Island Creations: Handcrafted glass fused jewellery in silver and gold plated settings
- Michelle’s: Clothing and jewellery.
- Celtmania: Silver plated pewter cast jewellery. Includes musical themes
Harmony Bazaar Trading Hours
Friday 17 May – 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 18 May – 9.00am to 4.00pm
(bump-in – Thursday afternoon 17 May)
PLEASE NOTE – PHOTOS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION DURING CONVENTION.
5 x 7 inch photos = $15 each + $5 postage and handling per order
Photos to be ordered online after Convention. To view photos and place orders, for up to one month after Convention go to: https://www.kirstengrahamphotography.com/client-gallery/
Two types of photos are taken: “formal” photos (end of chorus’s competition performance) and “informal” photos (during the performance).
“Formal” and “Informal” photos, 8 x 12 inch = $20 each
Photo Pack with 1 x “Formal” and 1 x “Informal” photo = $30 each
Photo orders must be handed to the photographer at the desk outside the Tasman Room prior to the Chorus Briefing at 9am Friday 17 May.
Pre-Ordered Chorus photos will be posted out. The Chorus Photo Order Form
STAR Chorus, awards ceremonies, Parade of Champion performers and other choruses’ photos can be ordered from https://www.kirstengrahamphotography.com/client-gallery/ for up to one month after Convention.
These photos (8 x 12inch) will cost $20 each + $5 postage and handling will be added to each order.
NOTE: For choruses from whom a significant number of members order prints (minimum 80% of members), Kirsten Graham Photography will provide digital files of the choruses’ two main images at no extra charge, to be used for promotional purposes.
SOCIAL MEDIA – C’MON EVERYONE! LIKE AND SHARE!
We love it when you post and react on our Facebook pages! It’s the best way to share the love and show your support and respect in a very visible way.
Are you planning to visit any tourist sites while in Tasmania? We’d like to show Events Tasmania (who have given us a generous grant) just how many happy holiday snaps we can put up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of happy Sweet Adelines having a fabulous time around the Apple Isle!
Use the #SweetAdsTakeOnTassie and the #DiscoverTasmania hashtags on your pics. We plan to feature as many as possible during the webcast!
#sweetadsaust #region34convention2019 #IamSweetAdelines #SweetAdsTakeOnTassie #DiscoverTasmania
Our judges this year are:
- Renee Porzel – Showmanship & Panel Chair
- Mary Rhea – Sound
- Corinna Garriock – Music
- Betty Clipman – Expression
Convention Bling Transfer
If you have ordered the 2019 convention bling transfer, you can follow these iron-on instructions.
Hobart 2019 Registration
Registrations will open on Monday 28 January 2019 and you can register here and once again, there will be a tiered pricing structure. Early Bird Registration closes Friday March 15, 2019 with registrations closing on Friday 5 April 2019.
The fees are again based on flight costs for registrants. Members and non-members can individually register and pay. They can also register at the same time for other people such as other chorus members, Sweet Adeline International Members or non-members.
Registration Fees (All prices include GST)
Early Bird Registration
($35 discount before Friday 15 March)
(Registrations close Friday 5 April)
ACT + Bathurst
North Qld + Wagga Wagga + SA
QLD + North NSW
VIC and TAS
SAI other (eg Prospective)
Youth (SAI member under 25 years)
50% of Early Bird +$35
Registration closes on 5 Apr 2019 but audience session tickets will still be available.
Registration fee includes:
• Entry to Quartet and Chorus Competitions
• Parade of Champions (plus option to purchase dinner box before/after parade of Champions)
• Entry to 30th Birthday Celebrations
• Convention Program
• Master Class
|Parade of Champions DVD||$30 each||After Convention, a limited number of DVDs will be available for sale until end of June 2019 via the Regional website for $35.|
|Convention Transfer||$10 each||You must purchase with your registration. The transfers will be sent to your chorus before Convention. There will not be any available for sale in Hobart.|
|Souvenir Convention Pin||$12 each||Limited number available at Convention.|
|Pre-Order Evening Meal Sat||$25|
Session tickets are once again available to Family and Friends who are not registered for Convention.
Tickets are available for purchase via Cvent and at the RMT Sales Desk.
Adults – $35.00 per session
Concession and Children – $25.00 per session
Parade of Champions – $15.00
PLEASE NOTE – a separate ticket is required for EACH session. Also note, if people wish to attend only the Parade of Champions, $15.00 tickets will be available after the Chorus Competition at the Regional Sales Desk.
All ticket prices include GST.
Allocated seating (showing 2018 TBC for 2019) for Session Ticket Holders is in the Plenary Theatre
Rows D – Q, Seats 1 – 15 and Seats 30 – 44
Register your Chorus or Quartet on the Sweet Adelines International website.
ePacket Mailing from International – Friday 1 Feb 2019
SAI Quartet Competition Entry Deadline – 18 March 2019
SAI Chorus Competition Entry Deadline – 19 March 2019
Draw for Order of Appearance – 25 March 2019 (US time)
Documents: Hobart 2019
All the rules in detail.
47 page pdf (Coming soon)
For Chorus admin
Competition Coordinator’s Communiques
pdf (Coming soon)
pdf (Coming soon)
pdf (Coming soon)
pdf (Coming soon)
Future Region 34 Competition Dates
Dates listed represents the official competition period, from Thursday (briefings), Friday (Quartet contest) and Saturday (Chorus contest)
Locations will be added here as they are confirmed.
2020 14-17 May / Hobart
2021 13-16 May / Venue TBC
2022 19-22 May / Venue TBC
2023 4-7 May / Venue TBC
2024 16-19 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 can include mass sings, quartet briefings and education, so please ensure you take note of this in your planning.
Future International Competition Dates
2019 New Orleans, LA 16-21 September
2020 Louisville, KY 12-17 October (70th Diamond Anniversary)
2021 St Louis, MO 11-16 October
More details about International Conventions can be found on www.sweetadelineintl.org.