Welcome to Horizon in 2022 - Hallmark of Harmony, Horizon 2020

Type of post: Barbershop news item
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Posted By: Phil Gill
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Gentlemen of Horizon – Welcome to 2022.  And what a year it promises to be!


Our performance at QuartetCon in November 2021 showed what great shape we’re in, despite our enforced hibernation since early 2020.  That was just the beginning, as we now start getting ready for the first BABS Convention in three years in April.  Oh, and there’s also a show on March 19th; so much to look forward to!

The action commences in earnest in just a few days, with our first Horizon rehearsal of 2022 on Sunday 16th January, at Springs Leisure Centre, East Bank Road, Sheffield, S2 2AL.  As recently reported, we have safety measures in place to allow the rehearsal to go ahead, so I am really looking forward to welcoming you back to do some serious work on our convention songs.  I hope you are all getting to grips with the words and notes from the teach tracks.  We will be looking at the intro of Things are Looking Up (bars 1 to 10) and bars 9 to 34 of No Other Love.  Please come as well-prepared as possible so we can make good progress on the day. 

I know some of us find it a struggle to energise ourselves in the lee period after Christmas and New Year – all the more so this year after the unexpected hiatus and uncertainty caused by the arrival of Omicron.  If this applies to you, then please do remember the joy and strength we all draw from being together and doing what we do so well.  The quality of our chorus is down to every one of you – your ability and willingness to learn and improve, your engaging personalities and performances, your wonderful voices, and your passion and commitment to making music together.  I hope every one of you will be with us throughout 2022 to use our gift of music to bring light into each other’s lives and to our audiences. 

Exec, Music Team and Events Team are busy planning a programme of rehearsals that promise to be both rewarding and productive.  Please help them to prepare by completing a short survey via this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAMAAKkxhIRUQU05UEoyMTRXMlI3TExCSFFLR085MjFKTC4u . 

Thank you!