Ocean Harmony achieved an impressive double cup win at the recent New Milton Music Festival. The chorus retained the Anne Hewetson Barbershop Chorus Trophy from last year’s success and, at the end of a very competitive day with many choirs singing from across the region, were also awarded the Best Choir of the Day Cup. This was a great result for the overall chorus, led superbly by musical director and conductor, Mike Beven, and new chairman and lead singer, Dudley Stone.
The chorus has been working very hard at recent rehearsals in preparation for the National Barbershop Chorus Championships to be staged at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) from 3rd to 6th May. The chorus is now confident that the win at New Milton will lead to further success at Bournemouth.
Waterside Foodbank is a wonderful charity dedicated to providing food and support for families who find themselves in crisis.
SHOWTIME! a recent fundraising evening of musical entertainment, produced by Dudley Stone and organised by Hythe Marina Association (HMA) in partnership with Ocean Harmony, raised much needed funds of £752 to assist the Foodbank in its essential work of helping local families in need. Our picture shows Colin Johnston, HMA Chairman, presenting the cheque to Jan Hayter, Co-ordinator of the Foodbank.
Ocean Harmony opened SHOWTIME with popular songs from its repertoire followed by the outstanding singing talents of Liam White, the excellent Young Once Ukulele Band and other highly entertaining solo, duet and octet performances by members of the cast.
After the interval refreshments and a Grand Draw with luxurious prizes organised by HMA the musical entertainment continued until Ocean Harmony brought the evening to an exciting finale with songs and jive from the 50s and 60s.
Our thanks to all who came to support this fundraising evening for the Foodbank.