Canadian Showtime Chorus Quartets Did Us Proud!!


Saturday, April 16, 2016

It was a fantastic Lake Ontario Region 16 quartet contest yesterday! Out of 16 competitors, 6 were from Canadian Showtime Chorus and wow – did they ever represent! So very proud of all of them! Congratulations to all – Muse, Outburst, Absolutely!, High Definition, KeyRings! and VQA. We are delighted to see a green 5th place medals around VQA’s neck and  a white 3rd place medal around Absolutely’s! That’s what hard work, passion and dedication looks like. And how thrilled are we to unofficially announce that Muse has taken the Novice Quartet Award. We say unofficially as we have come to this conclusion from the score sheets and must wait for the official announcement at the end of chorus contest today!  What a thrill for them and in particular for a lead who has waited 25 years to cross the quartet contest stage. So very proud and excited for you Muse!!

It was heartwarming and emotional to watch our 6 quartets on stage from my perch in the webcast booth after the awards were announced. They were down there hugging and kissing  - obviously thrilled for our medalists and so very supportive of one another! To me, that is really what it is all about!  Every last one of them is a winner and the participant medal that they are invisibly wearing is gold! 

The day ended with a fantastic chorus rehearsal. The energy and the excitement in the room was palpable and contagious! We dueted, we ripped through a few reps of the contest package, we listened to words of wisdom from our master director 700 and we then parted ways! Time to get some rest and mentally prepare for today!

We’re up - stage make-up is done, toned down slightly for webcast - excitement is building! It's contest day!!! Canadian Showtime Chorus stage time is 2:51 pm but that will all depend on Donald Trump! Yes, you heard me right - Donald Trump is holding a rally in Syracuse - at the Oncenter - a block away from our convention venue! Can you believe it!! WE will be going with the flow, not stressing over it and letting our very capable Competition Coordinator and Busing Manager Extraordinaire take care of this with the help of Leo of busing company Centro. If anyone can get us to the stage on time, Leo can!

The sky is blue, the sun is shinning and that is exactly what we plan to do – shine on and step Into The Spotlight!!


JD Crowe