Planning for the future - tell us what you think - Hallmark of Harmony, Horizon 2020

Planning for the future - tell us what you think
Type of post: Barbershop news item
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Posted By: Phil Gill
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sun, 17 Jul 2022

Over the last year, we’ve welcomed new and returning members, sung in two shows in our home city, come away from BABS Convention with silver medals, and enjoyed Forge Part Harmony; Hallmark is back in business!

But what next for our chorus?

Members of Exec and Music Team have taken time out to reflect on the past year and to look forward; are we delivering our vision “to be the biggest and best a cappella chorus we can be, bringing life-changing experiences through music to everyone who crosses our path”?  The description of what Hallmark will be like has been updated:-
  • SINGING AND PERFORMANCE: Diverse, mostly a cappella, broad appeal; Challenging, stretching; Bigger audiences, travelling further. 
  • CHARACTER: Welcoming, fun to be with; Leading, innovative, bold:  Surprising, not predictable:  Setting an example others want to follow
  • HOW WE DO THINGS: Work smart; Have fun, enjoy each other’s company; Support each other; Embrace technology to push boundaries
  • ORGANISATION: Collaborate with other Sheffield choral groups; Inclusive, celebrating diversity; Valued partnerships e.g., with local charities
Work has started on a plan for the next two years that will deliver on all these themes to make the Hallmark experience as rich and enjoyable as possible. 

In planning for the future, it’s important that members’ views are understood so we are launching a twice yearly ‘Member Pulse Survey’.  
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, which can be found here, before the end of July.  The information you supply will help us to finalise the two-year plan. We look forward to sharing the plan when it is ready.