Christmas at Wivenhoe House Hotel

Here we are just before we sang at the Wivenhoe House Hotel.  We were very well received by everyone who was having afternoon tea and cakes.  We sang a mixture from our repertoire, including Christmas Carols, on two separate Sunday afternoons before Christmas.

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Summer Holiday

In the summer we decided to spend a few days on a holiday retreat together.  We stayed in a caravan fine tuning our repertoire and also ‘chilling out’ as you can see in the photograph.  We returned home feeling relaxed and in good voice.

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Boxted Evergreens

Quizzical received a return invitation to sing for the Boxted Evergreens.  We first sang for them in 2011 when, in need of a few confidence-building performances with our new tenor, Irene, we offered a free performance to local groups in the lead up to Convention. Quizzical have retained links with the Evergreens ever since.

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Studio Recording Session

Quizzical was offered a free recording session by a local studio.  Tom, whose studio it was, is more used to recording folk singers.  He generally records voices individually, inserting bars and phrases as necessary to get the perfect performance.  He couldn’t get his head around singers to whom blend is everything and who sang from […]

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Singing for The Guild

Quizzical was asked to perform for ‘the Guild’ – a local retirement club in Colchester.  With a whole hour to fill we thought we’d give our audience a chance to join in and soon had them singing along to one of our warm-up rounds which they thoroughly enjoyed.

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Art of Performance Presentation Day

At the crack of dawn on Saturday January 12th  2013 Quizzical set off for the long drive to Birmingham.  We were due to attend an Education Day organised by Nickie Williams, Presentation Category Director for the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers – or LABBS for short.  The quartet was particularly excited at the prospect […]

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Singing for BBC Radio Essex

Quizzical were invited to sing on the Dave Monk Show on Christmas Eve morning. What a thrill!   We were plugging the Chorus Iceni’s  ‘Come and Sing’ course which was due to start in the New Year.  We sang Lazy Day which we later followed with ‘Carol of the Bells’ , to end the show on […]

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Charity Quiz

Quizzical was asked to sing at a charity quiz night in aid of homeless teenagers.  Our slot went really well and we also somehow managed to win the quiz by one point and come away with several raffle prizes!  With a name like ours I guess this is the perfect engagement!

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Christmas Showcase Spectacular

Quizzical takes part in the Chorus Iceni Christmas Showcase Spectacular at the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea.  What an amazing event!  The feedback was brilliant and so were our costumes!  One lady commented she was quite unable to look at us because our sparkly sequinned dresses were dazzling under the theatre lights. Mmm – a thought […]

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LABBS National Convention

What a weekend!  Quizzical travelled up to Telford on the Thursday so we were able to relax before Friday’s quartet competition.  We were singing 13th – a great improvement on the opening slot we’d had the year before.  Our goal was to increase our overall percentage and pass that elusive 60%. So we were thrilled […]

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