After seven years, starting with only seven singers, London City Singers is slowly but surely making its mark on the London a cappella scene and the barbershop world. To celebrate, we had a Fun Quartet Night last 04 Nov where we formed quartets after drawing names from a hat. As these were randomly drawn, some of us needed to parts that they don’t normally sing – bass singing lead, tenor singing bari, and so on. It was not only great to ‘stretch’ our vocal abilities but also gave Mel, our music director, an idea of re-voicing some members if needed.
The fun quartets who performed on the night were:
- The Sublime Katie’s
- SW Quartet
- The I Do’s
- The Dreamers
- The Sublime Mommas
- Ode to the Baritone
- Happy Together
We invited guests to ‘judge’ each quartet and give some useful feedback. Our guest ‘judges’ for that evening were Maggi McEwan, president of Spinnaker Chorus and Region 31 team coordinator, and Jenny Savory, music director of Spinnaker Chorus.
After all the singing and ribbon-hoarding (Cheryl with her four ribbons!), we partied on with cake and wine (which was kindly presented to us by London Welsh Centre).
As we enter our eighth year, we are committed to hone our craft and hope to share more joy through our performances.