Hobart Convention and Regional Contest 2018
Thu 17 May- Sun 20 May
Hobart Convention and Regional Contest 2018
Our next Sweet Adelines Region 34 Annual contest and convention will be at Wrest Point Casino in Hobart from Thu 17 May to Sun 20 May.
Photos can now be reviewed here
These are the unofficial results (as given to the competing quartets and choruses). The official results will be confirmed and available on the International website from Monday.
All the fun starts in…
There is some damage to the lower ground floor rooms at Wrest Point from the storm. So there have been some changes to the traffic pattern, rehearsal rooms (times will be the same) and the Afterglow venue. Please make sure you are using the latest information.
The staff have been terrific and have bent over backwards to accommodate us and our needs.
Webcast – Hobart 2018
Watch the webcast again until 7 June at http://live.creativeimagery.tv/
Watch the webcast of the Quartet Competition (Fri 18 May) and Chorus Competition (Sat 19 May) AND you will also be able to access the webcast archive for 2 weeks after the competition. (Webcast archive available from 24 May.)
For the first time this year we are going to have Webcast commentary – anchored by Traci Voss (director of Melbourne Chorus), Alex Morris (director of Geelong Harmony Chorus) and Vicki Dwyer (director of Circular Keys Chorus) and Kate Hawkins (Region 34 Membership Team Coordinator). They will be sharing their knowledge and statistics with those not able to join us in the Tasman Theatre.
There will be the opportunity to have a chat with our webcast presenters after you have competed.
Please Note : All Times shown are Australian Eastern Standard Time
Convention Schedule – Hobart 2018
Recent changes in red.
Thursday 17th May 2018
|12 noon – 2.00pm||Quartet Reception||Onyx Bar, Wrest Point|
|3.30 – 4.30pm||STAR Chorus Rehearsal||Showroom|
|2.15 – 3.00pm||Quartet Chorus Rehearsal||Showroom|
|3.00 – 4.00pm||MC Briefing||Greenroom|
|3.00 – 4.00pm||Official Inspection||Tasman|
|5.00 – 5.45pm||Joint Quartet & Chorus Briefing||Tasman|
|5.30 – 6.30pm||Quartet Walkthrough||Lead from Tasman|
|6.30 – 7.30pm||Directors & TC/President Walkthrough||Lead from Tasman|
|7.30 – 8.00pm||Volunteer Briefing (Mandatory for all volunteers)||Exhibition Foyer|
Registration Desk open 2.00pm – 5.00pm
RRT Information Desk/Staff open 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Friday 18th May 2018
|8.00 – 9.00am||STAR Chorus Rehearsal||Showroom|
|9.00 – 10.00am||CAL Catch up||Riverview Snacks Cafe|
|10.30 – 11.00am||Mass Sing||Tasman|
|12.30pm||Quartet Competition & Awards followed by Quartet Chorus||Tasman|
Registration Desk open 9.00am – 12.00pm
RRT Information Desk/Staff open 9.00am – 5.00pm
Harmony Bazaar open 9.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 19th May 2018
|11.30am||Chorus Competition & Awards followed by STAR Chorus||Tasman|
|6.00pm approx.||Parade of Champions (Starting 1 hour after the conclusion of the Awards ceremony.)||Tasman|
|8.30pm||Afterglow – Royal Wedding Party (bring your tiaras and crowns)||Exhibition Foyer|
RRT Information Desk/Staff open 9.00am – 3.00pm
Harmony Bazaar open 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 20th May 2018
|8.00 – 9.30am||Leaders’ Breakfast||Derwent|
|10.00 – 12.00am||REF Feedback – for directors and Quartets only||Pier One|
|10.00 – 11.00am||Master Class – quartets||Showroom|
|10.00 – 11.00am||How to Develop a Successful Entertainment Package (Glenda Lloyd and Brindabella Chorus)||Tasman|
|11.10 – 12.10pm||Through the lens – Gail Jencik||Showroom|
|11.10 – 12.10pm||Master Class – chorus||Tasman|
|12.30 – 1.00pm||Closing Ceremony||Tasman|
Quartet Competition Fri 18 May Hobart 2018
Times subject to change – to be confirmed by Panel Chair after the draw of Order Of Appearance on 26 March 2018
|Cont #||Sched Time||Quartet||Chapter(s)|
|12:30||Mic Testers: Hartz||Hobart Harmony|
|1||12.41||Platinum Quartet||Vocal Vibes|
|2||12.52||Fine-Tuned Quartet||Hobart Harmony|
|3||1.03||GinSing Quartet||Coastal a Cappella|
|4||1.14||Short Cut Quartet||Perth Harmony|
|5||Hi-Jinx Quartet, WITHDRAWN||A Cappella West, CAL Region 34|
|6||1.25||ATTUNE Quartet||A’Cappella Bay Singers|
|8||1.47||Sista! Quartet||Coastal a Cappella, Northern Beaches|
|9||1.58||Push Play Quartet||Geelong Harmony, Melbourne|
|10||2.09||Eureka Quartet||A Cappella West|
|11||2.20||South Street Quartet||A Cappella West|
|12||2.31||Cool Change Quartet||Endeavour Harmony|
|Interval 35 mins|
|13||3.17||Treble Makers Quartet||Northern Beaches|
|14||3.28||Rise Quartet||Coastal a Cappella|
|17||4.01||Abstract Quartet||Indian Blue|
|18||4.12||Revelry Quartet, OPEN DIVISION||Wellington City|
|19||4.26||Good4Tune Quartet||Chapter-at-Large Region 34|
|20||4.37||Cadence Quartet||Geelong Harmony, Vocal Vibes|
|22||4.59||Something Else! Quartet||Geelong Harmony|
|23||5.10||Entice! Quartet||Coastal a Cappella|
|24||5.21||Alouette Quartet||CAL Region 34, Circular Keys|
Chruses will enter stage from STAGE RIGHT and leave STAGE LEFT – this is the opposite to the original traffic pattern
Chorus Competition – Sat 19 May
Times subject to change – to be confirmed by Panel Chair after the draw of Order Of Appearance.
|Cont #||Sched Time||Chorus||Location||Director|
|1||11.30||Rhythms of the Reef||Bundaberg, QLD||Rebekah Strachan|
|2||11.41||Bathurst Panorama||Bathurst, NSW||Elizabeth Pratley|
|3||11.52||Vocal Edge Blue Mountains,
|Blackheath, NSW||Sharon Stanley & Amanda Nelson|
|4||12.06||Indian Blue||City of Joondalup, WA||Kali Caramia|
|5||12.17||Coastal a Cappella||Erina Heights, NSW||Linda L. Wareham|
|6||12.28||Coastal Charisma||Broadbeach, QLD||Jonathan Albertini|
|7||12.39||Perth Harmony||Perth, WA||Jennifer Squires|
|8||12.50||Canberra Harmony||Canberra, ACT||Pam Foley|
|9||1.01||Southern Sounds||Frankston, VIC||Karen Dawson|
|10||1.12||Hobart Harmony||Hobart, TAS||Jennifer Pyefinch|
|11||1.23||A Cappella West||Murdoch, WA||Lindsey A Dyer & Joanne Oosterhoff|
|12||1.34||Aurora Australis||Sydney, NSW||Trish A. Tuffin|
|13||2.20||Riverland Harmony||Penrith, NSW||Nerryl Liston|
|14||2.31||Brisbane City Sounds||Brisbane, QLD||Kelly Shepard|
|15||2.42||Murrumbidgee Magic||Wagga Wagga, NSW||Judith Ferguson|
|16||2.53||Vocalescence||Gold Coast, QLD||Andrew Howson|
|17||3.04||Geelong Harmony||Geelong, VIC||Alexander S. Morris|
|18||3.15||Wollongong Harmony||Wollongong, NSW||Jan McCarthy|
|19||3.26||Northern Beaches||Belrose, NSW||Linda L. Wareham|
|20||3.37||Vocal Vibes||Ringwood North, VIC||Jeanette E. Whitmore|
|21||3.48||Redland Rhapsody||Cleveland, QLD||Louise J Brannon|
|22||3.59||Brindabella||Canberra, ACT||Glenda Lloyd|
|23||4.10||Adelaide Sound Connection||Mitcham, SA||Engelina De Jong|
|4.38||Results and Awards|
Competing Choruses – Scores at Previous Contests
The previous results of all the competing choruses. Shown in order of appearance. E=Evaluation only. O=Open section.
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 draft 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
A Winning Chorus* – 1 Song
3rd Place Chorus – 1 song
3rd Place Quartet – 1 song
AA 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.
# Minimum B score must be achieved to be eligible to perform in the Parade of Champions.
Groups will be called from the audience when they are to muster backstage in preparation for their performance.
Entry to Afterglow is included in your registration. It will be held downstairs in the Wellington Room at Wrest Point Saturday 19 May from 8.30 pm
To honour the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and given we have many royalists in our midst, Circular Keys Chorus will be hosting ‘The Royal Wedding Party’. TV screen will be provided, fantastic music will be playing, and a cash bar will be available.!!
Leaders’ Breakfast – Sunday
Come and meet your new Regional Resource Team and network with other regional leaders.
8.00-9.30am Sunday 20 May, Derwent Room, Wrest Point
Subsidised cost is $15 per head for a buffet breakfast.
RSVP by 22nd April
Mic Testing Chorus
We invited all members to sing in the Mic Testing Chorus on the competition stage during the Official Inspection on Thursday 17 May.
If you have been selected and have been sent a confirmation email, assemble in the Boardwalk down the escalator at 3.00pm on Thursday 17 May for a brief rehearsal before going into at Wrest Point, Tasman Room
You will need to come ready to sing How We Sang Today and I’m Australia. (You can download learning tracks for these songs from the Members Only Area).
Let us know if you would like to be part of the Mic Testing Chorus when you register for Convention.
‘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 director for this convention’s STAR chorus will be Lea Baker.
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;
1.00-2.00pm on Thursday 17 May 2018 and
8.00-9.00am on Friday 18 May 2018
both in Wellington Room.
If you have any questions about the STAR Chorus, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harmony Bazaar will be held in the Exhibition Hall at Wrest Point.
Our stall holders this year include:
- Millie Maa: natural soaps and skin creams, Tasmanian Made
- Wood Magic: Tasmanian Timber gifts
- Artesia: Pewter Gifts Tasmanian made
- Sue Domeney: Silk printed scarves and jewellery, Tasmanian made
- Spindle Tree: hand knitted/spun gifts and various Tasmanian craft
- Celtmania: jewellery Tasmanian made
- A Cappella West Chorus: number plate surrounds; convention pins
- Hi Jinx Quartet CDs Onkaparinga Chorus
- Coastal a Cappella: chorus bags and shoe bags
- Vocal Vibes: Keep Cups
- Michelle Davies: Woollen wraps and jewellery Tasmanian made
Harmony Bazaar Trading Hours
Friday 18 May – 9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 19 May – 9.00am to 5.00pm
(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: amberscobie.shootproof.com
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 lodged at the Chorus Briefing at 5.00pm on Thursday 17 May.
Pre-Ordered Chorus photos will be posted out 19 June 2018. The Chorus Photo Order Form
STAR Chorus, awards ceremonies, Parade of Champion performers and other choruses’ photos can be ordered from amberscobie.shootproof.com 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), Amber Scobie 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 #region34convention2018 #IamSweetAdelines #SweetAdsTakeOnTassie #DiscoverTasmania
The Mass Sing will be held on Fri 18 May 10.30-11.00am in the Tasman Room.
Mass Sing Songs: Hobart 2018
- Shelter directed by Jono Albertini
- It’s My Song directed by Lindsey Dyer
- The Song of the Southern Cross directed by Cathy Gordon
- I Am Australian – directed by Debbie Tsgatos
- I’m Australia directed by Louise Brannon
- Waltzing Matilda directed by Kelly Shepard
Our judges this year are:
- Becky Hine – Showmanship & Panel Chair
- Valerie Taylor – Sound
- Mary Ashford – Music
- Annette Wallace, Expression
Documents: Hobart 2018
For Chorus admin
Competition Coordinator’s Communiques
Hobart 2018 Registration
Register here. The fees are 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 9 March)
(Registrations close Friday 6 April)
North Qld + Wagga Wagga + SA
QLD + North NSW
ACT + Bathurst
VIC and TAS
Registration closes on 6 Apr 2018 but audience session tickets will still be available. Registration fee includes: • Entry to Quartet and Chorus Competitions • Parade of Champions • Entry to Afterglow • Convention Program • Master Class
|Parade of Champions DVD||$20 each||After Convention, a limited number of DVDs will be available for sale until Friday 22 June 2018 via the Regional website for $30.00.|
|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.|
Session tickets are once again available to Family and Friends who are not registered for Convention.
Tickets are available for purchase via TryBooking – links below.
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
All ticket prices include GST.
Allocated seating for Session Ticket Holders is in the Plenary Theatre
Rows D – Q, Seats 1 – 15 and Seats 30 – 44
ePacket Mailing from International – Friday 3 February 2018
SAI Quartet Competition Entry Deadline – 19 March 2018
SAI Chorus Competition Entry Deadline – 20 March 2018
Draw for Order of Appearance – 26 March 2018 (US time)
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.
2019 16-19 May / Hobart
2020 14-17 May / Hobart
2021 13-16 May / Venue TBC
2022 28 April-1 May / Venue TBC
2023 4-7 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
2018 St Louis, MO 15-20 October
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.