On March 16, the members of TWSC were honored and pleased to have a houseful of guests in our rehearsal hall. The event to be celebrated: our dress rehearsal for the upcoming Region 10 convention and competition on March 26 – 28. We rehearsed -- almost as normal – until 8:00 pm.
Then we changed into our stage costumes, shoes, etc. This was all very helpful as part of our preparation to compete. At 8:30 pm, we took the stage (got on the risers) and established our mental focus for the performance. We sang “Gee Its Good to Be Here” to say “hello” to our guests. Then we sang our two competition songs: “Love Letters” and “Sweet Georgia Brown”. The audience applause was enthusiastic and joyful – just what we wanted!
At this point several quartets performed and also received happy, enthusiastic reactions from the audience. The quartets enjoyed the positive feedback. They re-joined the chorus, ready to continue the entertainment. Then the chorus performed again. We sang the beautiful “Hallelujah” and “I’m a Woman” with a solo by Kerri Mauney. The audience again rewarded us with hearty applause.
The evening ended with guests and chorus members intermingling over finger foods and various beverages. The overall impression of our Friends & Family night: a good time was had by all!!